Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing / Edition 12

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Preparing students for successful NCLEX results and strong futures as nurses in today's world.
Now in its 12th edition, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to assist nurses in preparing for their roles and responsibilities in the medical-surgical setting and for success on the NCLEX. In the latest edition, the resource suite is complete with a robust set of premium and included ancillaries such as simulation support, adaptive testing, and a variety of digital resources helping prepare today's students for success.
This leading textbook focuses on physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing care. Brunner is known for its strong Nursing Process focus and its readability. This edition retains these strengths and incorporates enhanced visual appeal and better portability for students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781785891
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Edition description: Twelfth, North American Edition, Combined Volume
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 2368
  • Sales rank: 350,281
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Unit 1 Basic Concepts in Nursing

  • 1 Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice
  • 2 Community-Based Nursing Practice
  • 3 Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making, and the Nursing Process
  • 4 Health Education and Health Promotion
  • 5 Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment
  • Unit 2 Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice

  • 6 Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation
  • 7 Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness
  • 8 Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing
  • 9 Genetics and Genomics Perspectives in Nursing
  • 10 Chronic Illness and Disability
  • 11 Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation
  • 12 Health Care of the Older Adult
  • Unit 3 Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management

  • 13 Pain Management
  • 14 Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbance
  • 15 Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  • 16 Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care
  • 17 End-of-Life Care
  • Unit 4 Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management

  • 18 Preoperative Nursing Management
  • 19 Intraoperative Nursing Management
  • 20 Postoperative Nursing Management
  • Unit 5 Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function

  • 21 Assessment of Respiratory Function
  • 22 Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
  • 23 Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
  • 24 Management of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease
  • 25 Respiratory Care Modalities
  • Unit 6 Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Hematologic Function

  • 26 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
  • 27 Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems
  • 28 Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders
  • 29 Management of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders
  • 30 Management of Patients With Complications From Heart Disease
  • 31 Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation
  • 32 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension
  • 33 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders
  • Unit 7 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

  • 34 Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
  • 35 Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders
  • 36 Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities
  • 37 Management of Patients With Gastric and Duodenal Disorders
  • 38 Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders
  • Unit 8 Metabolic and Endocrine Function

  • 39 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hepatic Disorders
  • 40 Assessment and Management of Patients With Biliary Disorders
  • 41 Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
  • 42 Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders
  • Unit 9 Urinary Tract Function

  • 43 Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function
  • 44 Management of Patients With Renal Disorders
  • 45 Management of Patients With Urinary Disorders
  • Unit 10 Reproductive Function

  • 46 Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes
  • 47 Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders
  • 48 Assessment and Management of Patients With Breast Disorders
  • 49 Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes
  • Unit 11 Immunologic Function

  • 50 Assessment of Immune Function
  • Abbreviated Table of Contents

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    This is a required nursing book for my BSN program. It's helpful because it reviews A&P and pathophysiology with each section. It also incorporates Pharmacology with each disease process. This book gives good examples, charts, tables, figures, and pictures for those who are visual learners. The DVD-ROM and online tools are also excellent teaching tools. I found this book easy to read and the layout of each chapter was easy to follow.

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    Posted August 13, 2014

    This book is an international standard,very helpful both in nurs

    This book is an international standard,very helpful both in nursing care procedures and treatments with its scientific applicable methodologies.
    Easy to read and understandable,more practical with doable activities in step by step procedures.
    It also focuses on the whole person treatment(Physical,social, & psychological) situations.It is a book must to have for nursing field professionals
     to handle today`s complicated health situation.

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