Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing by Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare

By Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare

A number of updates and a cutting-edge ancillary package deal make the 10th variation of this best-selling textbook the main updated booklet of its style. New chapters contain: End-of-Life Care, Genetics views in Nursing perform, and administration of sufferers stricken by Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and catastrophe. New gains contain: suggestion Maps pertaining to NANDA diagnoses with NIC and NOC category structures; boxed charts alerting nurses to genetics views in perform; and new, really good content material on aged sufferers and people with disabilities. A loose CD-ROM within the textual content comprises over 3,500 basic student-study questions, 500 unit evaluation questions, three-dimensional animations that illustrate illness methods, and interactive medical simulations masking bronchial asthma and congestive center failure. for additional information, stopover at

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Many nursing service departments and agencies are meeting the increased workload demands by making modifications in their approach to primary nursing or by reverting to team or functional systems for delivering care. Others are changing their staffing mix and redesigning their models of practice to accommodate nurse-extender roles. Still others are changing to more innovative systems such as case management. COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING AND COMMUNITY HEALTH– PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Community-based care and community health–public health (CH-PH) nursing are not new concepts for nursing.

Although each role carries specific responsibilities, these roles relate to one another and are found in all nursing positions. These roles are designed to meet the immediate and future health care and nursing needs of consumers who are the recipients of nursing care. PRACTITIONER ROLE The practitioner role of the nurse involves those actions that the nurse takes when assuming responsibility for meeting the health care and nursing needs of individual patients, their families, and Chapter 1 significant others.

Managed care has contributed to a dramatic reduction in inpatient hospital days, continuing expansion of ambulatory care, fierce competition, and marketing strategies that appeal to consumers as well as to insurers and regulators. Hospitals are faced with declining revenues, a declining number of patients, more severely ill patients with shorter lengths of stay, and a need to incorporate cost-effective outpatient or ambulatory care services. As patients return to the community, they have more health care needs, many of which are complex.

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