Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing

Editor/Author Williams, Linda S. and Hopper, Paula D.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: F.A.Davis Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $86.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978-0-80-364068-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 531
Book Status: Available
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Here's everything you need to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN. Easy-to-understand guidance helps you confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Reviewers
  • UNIT ONE Understanding Health Care Issues
  • Chapter 1 Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
  • Chapter 2 Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chapter 3 Issues in Nursing Practice
  • Chapter 4 Cultural Influences on Nursing Care
  • Chapter 5 Complementary and Alternative Modalities
  • UNIT TWO Understanding Health and Illness
  • Chapter 6 Nursing Care of Patients With Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  • Chapter 7 Nursing Care of Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy
  • Chapter 8 Nursing Care of Patients With Infections
  • Chapter 9 Nursing Care of Patients in Shock
  • Chapter 10 Nursing Care of Patients in Pain
  • Chapter 11 Nursing Care of Patients With Cancer
  • Chapter 12 Nursing Care of Patients Having Surgery
  • Chapter 13 Nursing Care of Patients With Emergent Conditions and Disaster/ Bioterrorism Response
  • UNIT THREE Understanding Life Span Influences on Health and Illness
  • Chapter 14 Developmental Considerations in the Nursing Care of Adults
  • Chapter 15 Nursing Care of Older Adult Patients
  • Chapter 16 Nursing Care of Patients at Home
  • Chapter 17 Nursing Care of Patients at the End of Life
  • UNIT FOUR Understanding the Immune System
  • Chapter 18 Immune System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 19 Nursing Care of Patients With Immune Disorders
  • Chapter 20 Nursing Care of Patients With HIV Disease and AIDS
  • UNIT FIVE Understanding the Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 21 Cardiovascular System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 22 Nursing Care of Patients With Hypertension
  • Chapter 23 Nursing Care of Patients With Valvular, Inflammatory, and Infectious Cardiac or Venous Disorders
  • Chapter 24 Nursing Care of Patients With Occlusive Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Chapter 25 Nursing Care of Patients With Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Chapter 26 Nursing Care of Patients With Heart Failure
  • UNIT SIX Understanding the Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Chapter 27 Hematologic and Lymphatic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 28 Nursing Care of Patients With Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders
  • UNIT SEVEN Understanding the Respiratory System
  • Chapter 29 Respiratory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 30 Nursing Care of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
  • Chapter 31 Nursing Care of Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
  • UNIT EIGHT Understanding the Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Systems
  • Chapter 32 Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Systems Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 33 Nursing Care of Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Chapter 34 Nursing Care of Patients With Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Chapter 35 Nursing Care of Patients With Liver, Pancreatic, and Gallbladder Disorders
  • UNIT NINE Understanding the Urinary System
  • Chapter 36 Urinary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 37 Nursing Care of Patients With Disorders of the Urinary System
  • UNIT TEN Understanding the Endocrine System
  • Chapter 38 Endocrine System Function and Assessment
  • Chapter 39 Nursing Care of Patients With Endocrine Disorders
  • Chapter 40 Nursing Care of Patients With Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas
  • UNIT ELEVEN Understanding the Genitourinary and Reproductive System
  • Chapter 41 Genitourinary and Reproductive System Function and Assessment
  • Chapter 42 Nursing Care of Women With Reproductive System Disorders
  • Chapter 43 Nursing Care of Male Patients With Genitourinary Disorders
  • Chapter 44 Nursing Care of Patients With Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • UNIT TWELVE Understanding the Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 45 Musculoskeletal Function and Assessment
  • Chapter 46 Nursing Care of Patients With Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • UNIT THIRTEEN Understanding the Neurologic System
  • Chapter 47 Neurologic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 48 Nursing Care of Patients With Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Chapter 49 Nursing Care of Patients With Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Chapter 50 Nursing Care of Patients With Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
  • UNIT FOURTEEN Understanding the Sensory System
  • Chapter 51 Sensory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures: Vision and Hearing
  • Chapter 52 Nursing Care of Patients With Sensory Disorders: Vision and Hearing
  • UNIT FIFTEEN Understanding the Integumentary System
  • Chapter 53 Integumentary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 54 Nursing Care of Patients With Skin Disorders
  • Chapter 55 Nursing Care of Patients With Burns
  • UNIT SIXTEEN Understanding Mental Health Care
  • Chapter 56 Mental Health Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
  • Chapter 57 Nursing Care of Patients With Mental Health Disorders
  • Appendix A Diagnostic Tests
  • Appendix B Normal Adult Reference Laboratory Values
  • Appendix C Answers to Review Questions
  • Appendix D Medical Abbreviations
  • Appendix E Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms
  • Appendix F Glossary