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Lippincott’s Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Cert


Author: Lippincott

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fifth edition


Publish Date: October 20, 2011

ISBN-10: 1451116578

Pages: 448

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Medical-surgical nursing is alive and well! Once considered a basic skill required of all nurses, medical-surgical nursing has become increasingly complex, evolving into a vital specialty nursing practice. Medical-surgical nurses must care for a growing number of health care consumers with complex medical needs as well as keep current with continuing developments in health care science, technology, and economics. Theymust overcome the challenges these developments can bring to providing patient care while continuing to provide high-quality nursing care to diverse patient populations in all stages of life—from adolescents to the elderly.

Specialty certifi cation is the most important step a registered nurse can take in his or her career. It signifi es a nurse’s commitment to professional growth and development and, most importantly, to provide safe, effective, timely, and high-quality patient care. Research by the American Board of Nursing Specialties confirms that certifi cation validates specialized knowledge, enhances professional credibility and autonomy, indicates professional growth, and provides evidence of professional commitment.

Lippincott’s Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certifi cation will certainly help you in your pursuit of certifi cation as a medical-surgical nurse. This thoroughly updated review book offers the most current content typically included in medical-surgical nursing certifi cation tests by both the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certifi cation Board (MSNCB) of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The core content of this new edition has been attentively revised to refl ect the best available practices that infl uence medical-surgical nursing. It includes review topics on the foundations of nursing, legal and ethical aspects of nursing, principles of medicalsurgical nursing and wound care, and disruptions in homeostasis. It also reviews the different body systems and associated diseases that certifi cation exams frequently cover—and that medical-surgical nurses commonly encounter.

New content includes cultural and ethnic beliefs and practices, evidence-based practice, safety issues, health maintenance and wellness, and lifestyle management. The many new topics covered include collaboration, patient’s bill of rights and selfdetermination, the developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Abraham Maslow, nutrition, substance abuse, abuse and neglect, complementary therapies, obesity, herbal remedies, adult immunizations, and laboratory values. Another highlight is the addition of more practice questions with rationales at the end of each chapter. The posttest at the end of the book has also been greatly expanded to ensure your mastery of the content you’ve covered.

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