Smeltzer & Bare"s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing 3e is one of the most widely-used nursing resources in Australia and New Zealand. It covers the core concepts, procedures and skills of medical-surgical nursing, emphasising patient-centred care, as it reinforces and consolidates classroom learning. The third edition has been revised and updated to include current national health priorities and references reflecting contemporary nursing practice. Units 1-3 introduce the theory of medical-surgical nursing, issues and trends in the healthcare system and the role of the nurse. Organised by body system, Units 4-16 cover adult health issues systematically: the first chapter in each unit discusses the normal anatomy and physiology of the body system; subsequent chapters cover management of specific disorders, their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, assessment and findings, and medical and nursing management. Features: - New - Laerdal Vital Sims Vol I and II are referenced at the opening of each unit - Each Unit opens with a case study, providing examples of nursing problems, nursing interventions and outcomes - Nursing management and leadership issues and considerations are included throughout - Nursing Care guidelines clarify the nurse"s patient-care responsibilities systematically, under the headings Assessment, Nursing Interventions and Expected Patient Outcomes - Learning Objectives, Clinical Reasoning Exercises, Risk Factor and Pharmacological charts and Evidence-Based Practice exercises highlight the priorities of each chapter and support learning - The text explores the complex and critical roles of the nurse as Practitioner, Educator, Patient Advocate and Researcher
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