Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient.
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.
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Nurses in undertaking their work promote health, prevent illness and care for those who are ill or disabled and people who are dying. Central to the nurse's role is advocacy, the promotion of a safe environment, research, ...
Regardless of the risk assessment tool being used, these are only as good as the nurse undertaking the assessment. Risk assessment tools can help to predict the probable degree of risk to the patient. Risk awareness is associated with ...
When inspecting the skin, for example, observe for colour, location of lesions, bruises or rash, symmetry, size of body parts and abnormal findings and odours Auscultation Usually undertaken after inspection.
... result in positive patient outcomes for which the nurse has accountability. A nursing diagnosis can only occur once a comprehensive nursing assessment has been undertaken. The diagnosis provides the basis for the nurse's care plan.
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Respiratory system 52 Thoracotomy
Stem cell transplantation
Cardiovascular system 56 Coronary artery bypass graft
Cardiac valve surgery
Gastrointestinal system 29 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
Musculoskeletal system 32 Osteoporosis
Endocrine system 35 Diabetes mellitus
Reproductive system 37 Erectile dysfunction
The skin 40 Eczema
The senses 46 Glaucoma
Agerelated macular degeneration
Neurological system 59 Craniotomy
Gastrointestinal system 61 Appendicectomy
Musculoskeletal system 64 Arthroscopy
Lower limb amputation
Endocrine system 67 Pituitary surgery
Reproductive system 70 Vasectomy
Dilation and curettage
The skin 73 Burns
Cosmetic and plastic surgery
The eyes and ears 76 Cataract
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