Note:This is Book does not include Prep U. Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Edition. A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for almost a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse’s role in caring for and educating patients and families within today’s complex health care delivery system. Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills. Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice.Key Features in the 13th Edition: NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12e. NEW! Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition’s Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care. NEW! The updated unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online. NEW! Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises. UPDATED! Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field. UPDATED! Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book. EXPANDED! Expanded coverage of obesity, highlighted with a new icon, focuses on this epidemic health problem in our society. STEAMLINED! The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow. REVISED! The accompanying Study Guide now features reorganized content and revised questions. Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care, and Critical Care sections More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts, Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts, Ethics and Related Issues Charts, and Pharmacology Charts and tables. Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and Home Care Checklists Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice. Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life.
The 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook. Unlike other textbooks on this topic, this clear and comprehensive guide has a consistent, single-author voice and focuses on the content most relevant to clinical and pre-clinical students. The detailed but lucid text is complemented by didactic illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology. Larger font size emphasizes core information around how the body must maintain homeostasis in order to remain healthy, while supporting information and examples are detailed in smaller font and highlighted in pale blue.Summary figures and tables help quickly convey key processes covered in the text.Bold full-color drawings and diagrams.Short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design.Brand-new quick-reference chart of normal lab values on the inside back cover.Increased number of figures, clinical correlations, and cellular and molecular mechanisms important for clinical medicine.Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes the complete text, interactive figures, references, plus 50 self-assessment questions and more than a dozen animations.
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Comprehensive, concise, and readable, Textbook of Critical Care, 7th Edition, brings you fully up to date with the effective management of critically ill patients, providing the evidence-based guidance you need to overcome a full range of practice challenges. Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink are joined by other international experts who offer a multidisciplinary approach to critical care, sharing expertise in anesthesia, surgery, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. This highly acclaimed text offers ICU clinicians a new understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness and new therapeutic approaches to critical care.Features a wealth of tables, boxes, algorithms, diagnostic images, and key points that clarify important concepts and streamline complex information for quick reference. Includes procedural videos online. Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Includes many new chapters on echocardiography, antibiotic stewardship, antiviral agents, coagulation and anti-coagulation, , telemedicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and more. Offers new coverage of biomarkers, bedside ultrasound, and the management of increasingly complex critically ill patients. Provides new approaches to sepsis, acute kidney injury, and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and other forms of respiratory failure.
The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population.Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.
Polish up your coding skills with this practical workbook! Corresponding to the chapters in Carol J. Buck's Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2016 Edition, this workbook offers review and practice with more than 1,200 theory, practical, and report exercises (odd-numbered answers are provided in the appendix), including fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, and true or false questions. It provides a complete review of all current coding sets, including ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS, and more than 90 original source documents to familiarize you with reports similar to those you will encounter on the job.Complete coverage of ICD-10-CM provides plenty of practice with the new code set.Theory, practical, and reporting exercises help you master key concepts and apply your knowledge. Over 90 real-world coding reports (cleared of any patient identifiers) provide experience with reports similar to those you will encounter in practice.Workbook questions follow the same answer format as the text with the multiple code icons, helping you develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills.Answers to odd-numbered questions are included in the appendix. NEW! Separate HCPCS chapter provides additional practice with the application of key concepts.UPDATED content includes the latest coding information available for accurate coding and success in practice.