Medical-Surgical Nursing Students to Benefit from Local Edition of Elsevier Australia’s Clinical Companion

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Popular nursing text ‘Clinical Companion Medical-Surgical Nursing’ has been fully revised for Australian and New Zealand students. The second edition of this quick-find guide has been published by Elsevier Australia .

fully revised and updated to address situations Australian and New Zealand medical-surgical nursing students will face during clinical placement.

Elsevier Australia has published a second local edition of the popular ‘Clinical Companion Medical-Surgical Nursing’ by Gayle McKenzie and Tanya Porter.

‘Clinical Companion Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition’ has been fully revised and updated to address situations Australian and New Zealand medical-surgical nursing students will most frequently face during their clinical placement.

Common diseases and disorders are presented in a practical format – from cause, signs and symptoms through to diagnosis, treatment, complications and nursing considerations.

The first local edition of the Clinical Companion was regarded as an indispensable quick-reference guide, and this new release will prove even more valuable; providing practical suggestions and helpful tips to assist with nursing care and learning outcomes, along with the ample new content.

Each of the book’s 14 chapters has been fully revised to include the most relevant and up-to-date information. Appendices have also been enhanced, with new features including updated Life Support flow charts aligning with the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

Comprehensive yet succinct, the book’s convenient format makes it easy for nurses to carry; eliminating the need to lug around a hefty hardback on clinical placement.

‘Clinical Companion Medical-Surgical Nursing’ is an essential reference for student nurses, and continues the ongoing success of the US editions. The book is also a must-have guide for graduates, as well as registered nurses re-entering acute care practice after a period of absence.

For more information or to purchase your copy of ‘Clinical Companion Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition’, visit

The ultimate learning package – available October 2011
‘Clinical Companion Medical Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition’ is the ideal resource to accompany ‘Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition’ by Brown & Edwards, and the exciting new ‘Lewis Medical Surgical Simulation Learning System’ ANZ adaptation – both of which will be available in October 2011.

About the authors
Gayle McKenzie RN, MEd, GDipAdvNsg (ICU), GCertAdvNsg (Ed), BSocSc, MRCNA; is the Undergraduate Year 3 Coordinator at La Trobe University, Alfred Health Clinical School.

Tanya Porter RN, BN, GDipAdvNsg (Emerg), Med; is a Critical Care registered nurse and hospital-based clinical nurse educator.

About Elsevier Australia
Elsevier Australia is a leading publisher of textbooks and professional titles for students, lecturers and health science professionals within the fields Medicine & Surgery, Nursing & Midwifery, Health Professions, Veterinary and Dentistry.


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