Now completely updated, this full-color, clinically focused guide to essential patient assessment and treatment guidelines covers all disorders and patient problems in medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing, and includes more than 150 step-by-step procedures.
Completely updated for its Eighth Edition, this full-color classic reference is the one source every nurse needs for essential patient assessment and treatment guidelines. In an easy-to-read outline format, this clinically focused guide covers all disorders and patient problems in Medical-Surgical, Maternal-Neonatal, Pediatric, and Psychiatric nursing, and includes over 150 step-by-step procedures. Each Eighth Edition chapter incorporates and identifies official guidelines that shape clinical practice. New and expanded material includes several new orthopaedic, connective tissue, infectious, and dermatologic conditions, patient safety, personal safety, culturally sensitive care, HIPAA, palliative care, advocacy for the disabled, chest physical therapy, interventional cardiology, hyperbaric therapy, neurologic findings, intracranial monitoring systems, vertebral compression fracture, immunization information, emerging infections, biological weapons preparedness, pediatric asthma guidelines, substance-related disorders, and adolescent problems.