Professional Guide to Diseases

  • ISBN 9781975107727
Get ready to provide efficient, informed patient care, with the newly updated Professional Guide to Diseases , 11th Edition . This comprehensive guide offers the causes, signs and symptoms for more than 600 disorders, with expert nursing direction on tests, assessments, diagnosis, treatments, and special considerations. Whether you are a student preparing for board certification or are a new or experienced nurse, this is vital support for understanding correct treatment of the common conditions seen almost daily. Build up your ground-floor knowledge of a wide range of common disorders and diseases: -NEW full-color figures and illustrations -Boxed text on pathophysiology and prevention that helps reinforce difficult concepts -Icons that emphasize important concepts: Elderly Tip, Pediatric Tip, Clinical Alert, Life-Threatening Disorder, and Confirming Diagnosis -Consistent template that makes information quick and easy to find yet comprehensive enough to offer complete coverage of a group of similar diseases -Expert guidance that leads you to targeted, cost-effective testing -Chapters offer a thorough grounding in:Disorders found in individual body systems- Cardiovascular; respiratory; neurologic;gastrointestinal; hepatobiliary; musculoskeletal; renal and urologic;immune; hematologic; metabolic and nutritional; endocrine; eye; ear,nose and throat; skin; genetic; obstetric and gynecologic; sexual; and psychiatric -Malignant neoplasms - Head, neck and spine; thorax; abdomen and pelvis; male and female genitalia; bone, skin and soft tissue; blood and lymph -Infection - Gram-positive cocci, gram-negative cocci, gram-positive bacilli, gram-negative bacilli, spirochetes and mycobacteria, mycoses, respiratory viruses, rash-producing viruses, enteroviruses, arbovirus, miscellaneous viruses, rickettsia, protozoa, helminths -Trauma - Head, neck and spine, thorax, abdomen, extremities, whole body -Updated information on rare diseases, potential agents of bioterrorism, and complementary and alternative therapies for specific conditions, with additional coverage for more than 50 life-threatening disorders -Detailed guidance on hundreds of commonly seen disorders and diseases in easy-to-read language - ideal for both graduate and undergraduate study -Offers new nurses the confidence to function fully while building on-the-unit skills and know-how -Small enough size to carry with you as a solid resource - informative, concise and organized for easy reference Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: -The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time - providing a seamless reading experience online or offline -Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech -Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks About the Clinical Editor Dr. Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP,CMSRN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Urbana Family Medicine and Pediatrics in Urbana, Ohio
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