Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice

Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
11th Ed.
2019 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sandra M. Nettina, MSN, ANP-BC
ISBN-13: 978-1-49637-994-8
Nursing, Point of Care


A classic nursing reference, the fully updated Lippincott Manual for Nursing Practice, 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care.

Authoritative yet easy to follow, this comprehensive text guides you through the nursing concepts and skills particularly vital for medical-surgical assessment, care, and treatment. Essential for both in-the-classroom and on-the-unit guidance, this is the expertise that all students, new nurses, and medical-surgical nurses need to grasp essential nursing concepts, care management, and procedures.

Discover the insights and data that every nurse needs:

  • • NEW and updated features – Nursing, Gerontologic, Drug, and Transitional Care Alerts, evidence-based
  • • Easy-to-read, well-illustrated outline format – practical, pertinent, and comprehensive content for the busy nurse, including:
    •    o Patient education – essential self-care, prevention, and health promotion information
    •    o Nursing assessments – important signs and symptoms and other clinical data to be on the alert for in all types of conditions
    •    o Body system terminology – how anatomy and physiology are affected by disease in each body system
    •    o Equipment use – utilizing technology for patient monitoring and therapy
    •    o Nursing process and practice – systematic use of the nursing process for assessment, planning, and intervention
    •    o Emergency nursing – emergent conditions
    •    o Psychiatric Nursing – mental health problems
  • • Medical-surgical nursing – adult physical assessment, IV therapy, perioperative nursing, cancer nursing, and care of the older or disabled adult
  • • Patient care by body system – functions, problems, disorders, and therapies described for the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic and sensory, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, metabolic, endocrine, hematologic, immunologic, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems
  • • Maternity and neonatal nursing – maternal and fetal health, nursing management during labor and delivery, care of mother and neonate in postpartum period, and complications of childbearing
  • • Pediatric nursing – pediatric growth and development, physical assessment, primary care, treatment of pediatric disorders of all body systems, and developmental disabilities

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"Overall, this is an excellent, comprehensive, and practical resource that is evidence-based and easy to use. It is essential that this book is within reach of not only student nurses but also novice or more experienced clinical practice nurses in any setting across the healthcare continuum. A must-have for any nurse's library!"

-- Lisa Binns-Emerick, MSN, GNP-BC, FGNLA (Wayne State University Physician Group) Doodys Review

"This is reference for a variety of nursing practice areas. It isn't meant to replace content-specific textbooks (i.e. medical-surgical or pediatric), but it is an easy-to-use source of essential information. Evidence-based updates reflect ever-changing nursing practice."

-- Carol Vermeesch, MSN, RN (Michigan State University College of Nursing) Doodys Review - previous edition


Both student nurses and practicing nurses will find this to be a valuable resource. Nursing students will find the information on nursing practice to be well organized and comprehensive. It includes North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) labels for students to use to develop nursing care plans. Practicing nurses can use this to review general information on a wide range of topics as well as guidelines for specific procedures. The book incorporates guidelines based on professional organizations that influence and direct nursing practice.

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