Lewis Surgical Medical Nursing
Surgical nursing is a specialization within the field of Nursing. It requires specific knowledge and skills, as well as a strong understanding of surgical principles. Surgical nurses must be able to apply critical thinking skills to assess and respond appropriately to patient needs during various stages of surgery.
As a medical nurse, you will be responsible for assessing and evaluating the patient’s condition. You will need to evaluate the patient’s chief complaints and related concerns, strengths and weaknesses, as well as determine what is the best course of action. It is also important to identify your patient’s support system in order to provide them with good care. You should also take into consideration their expectations when providing treatments or medications for them
Critical thinking is the ability to think about problems and make decisions. It involves asking questions, analyzing information and evaluating ideas. Critical thinking skills can be applied in any situation where you need to solve a problem or make a decision.
A diagnostic test is any procedure or examination performed to identify a medical condition or confirm a diagnosis. It is often used to determine the need for treatment, or to measure the severity of a disease.
Diagnostic tests can be divided into two categories: screening tests and diagnostic tests. Screening tests are used in mass populations—usually healthy people—to identify early warning signs of disease and risk factors that may lead to disease development later on in life. Diagnostic tests are performed on individuals who already have symptoms of certain diseases, such as cancer, heart attack or stroke. This allows doctors to evaluate their current condition and track its progress over time by comparing results from previous tests with new ones done regularly throughout treatment courses (such as chemotherapy).
The most common types of diagnostic tests include blood work, imaging studies such as X-rays/CT scans/MRI scans etc., urine analysis & cultures (collecting samples from inside your body), endoscopy procedures where doctors look inside your GI tract using special instruments attached with lighted fibers called endoscopes; biopsies (tissue samples) taken from various organs like lungs/liver etc., bone marrow aspiration (taking bone marrow fluid out using hollow needle inserted into hip bone), joint aspirations where liquid matter containing white blood cells collected through needle puncture into joints like knees & ankles etc…
Fundamentals Skills and Concepts
Fundamentals skills and concepts are the foundation of surgical nursing. Nursing knowledge is acquired through an interplay of three sources: clinical practice, education and experience, and research. The following concepts are essential to the successful practice of surgical nursing:
- Medical-surgical nursing theory
- Surgical nursing principles, procedures, and interventions
- Pain management in surgical patients
- Teaching: When patients have a surgical procedure, they may experience postoperative pain. You can teach them about taking their medication and when to follow up with their physician.
- Observation: As a nurse, you are trained to observe your patient’s condition by checking vital signs like temperature, heart rate and blood pressure; observing wounds or incisions; assessing breathing patterns; listening for bowel sounds and urination in order to detect any complications that could arise from the surgery.
Management of Care
The nursing management of care involves providing direct patient care, as well as indirect care. Indirect care includes the following:
- Providing education to patients and families through written materials or verbal instruction.
- Coordinating with other members of the health-care team, such as physicians and pharmacists.
- Referring patients to appropriate specialists within or outside the institution when needed.
The nursing process is used to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing interventions that provide safe and effective patient outcomes while minimizing risk factors in patients’ lives before hospitalization; during hospitalization; after hospitalization; during planned procedures (preoperative); before discharge from an acute-care facility; at home after discharge for additional follow up in order for each individualized plan of care tailored specifically for each patient’s needs based on their physical condition
Preparation for Surgery
As a surgical nurse, you are the first person to prepare a patient for surgery. This involves making sure the operating room is ready and that the patient has been fully prepared for what is about to happen. For example, you may need to help them get into their hospital gown and remove any jewelry they may be wearing (which can interfere with monitoring equipment). You may also need to help them empty their bladder before being moved onto a stretcher or gurney so they won’t feel uncomfortable during movement in or out of the operating room. And it’s important that you go over all relevant paperwork with them so there are no surprises when they wake up from general anesthesia later on.
Once your team is assembled, everyone should check one another’s tools and instruments to make sure everything is where it should be before getting started on what will hopefully be a successful procedure!
Lewis Surgical Medical Nursing
The Lewis Surgical Medical Nursing is a comprehensive textbook that covers the many aspects of surgical nursing. The book’s primary focus is on the care and management of patients who are undergoing surgery, with an emphasis on pre-operative care, intra-operative management, post-operative care and wound healing.
The book can be used as a reference text for students or as a learning tool for nurses who wish to further their knowledge in this area.
Lewis Surgical Medical Nursing is a great book for students and professionals looking to learn more about the field. The information provided in this book is very informative and helpful for those who want to become a nurse.