Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing / Edition 13

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Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Edition. A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for almost a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse’s role in caring for and educating patients and families within today’s complex health care delivery system.   

Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills.  Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice.

Key Features in the 13th Edition:

  • NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12e.
  • NEW! Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition’s Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care.
  • NEW! The updated unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online.
  • NEW! Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises.
  • UPDATED! Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field.
  • UPDATED! Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book.
  • EXPANDED! Expanded coverage of obesity, highlighted with a new icon, focuses on this epidemic health problem in our society.
  • STEAMLINED! The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow.
  • REVISED! The accompanying Study Guide now features reorganized content and revised questions.
  • Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care, and Critical Care sections
  • More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions
  • Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts, Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion ChartsEthics and Related Issues Charts, and Pharmacology Charts and tables.
  • Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and Home Care Checklists
  • Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice.
  • Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451130607
  • Publisher: Lww
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Edition description: Thirteenth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 2288
  • Sales rank: 33,638
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1              Basic Concepts in Nursing

1                        Health Care Delivery and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

2                        Community-Based Nursing Practice

3                        Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making and the Nursing Process

4                        Health Education and Promotion

5                        Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment

Unit 2              Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice

6                        Individual and Family Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation

7                        Overview of Transcultural Nursing

8                        Overview of Genetics and Genomics in Nursing

9                        Chronic Illness and Disability

10                     Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

11                     Health Care of the Older Adult

Unit 3              Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management

12                     Pain Management

13                     Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbance

14                     Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

15                     Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care

16                     End-of-Life Care

Unit 4              Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management

17                     Preoperative Nursing Management

18                     Intraoperative Nursing Management

19                     Postoperative Nursing Management

Unit 5              Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function

20                     Assessment of Respiratory Function

21                     Respiratory Care Modalities

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

Unit 6              Cardiovascular and Circulatory Function

25                     Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

26                     Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems

27                     Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders

28                     Managements of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

29                     Management of Patients With Complications from Heart Disease

30                     Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation

31                     Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension

Unit 7              Hematologic Function

32                     Assessment of Hematologic Function

33                     Management of Patients With Nonmalignant Hematologic Disorders

34                     Management of Patients With Hematologic Neoplasms

Unit 8              Immunologic Function

35                     Assessment of Immune Function

36                     Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency Disorders

37                     Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS

38                     Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders

39                     Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders

Unit 9              Musculoskeletal Function

40                     Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function

41                     Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

42                     Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders

43                     Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma

Unit 10           Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

44                     Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

45                     Digestive and Gastrointestinal Treatment Modalities

46                     Management of Patients with Oral and Esophageal Disorders

47                     Management of Patients with Gastric and Duodenal Disorders

48                     Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders

Unit 11           Metabolic and Endocrine Function

49                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Hepatic Disorders

50                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Biliary Disorders

51                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Diabetes

52                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

Unit 12           Kidney and Urinary Function

53                     Assessment of Kidney and Urinary Function

54                     Management of Patients with Kidney Disorders

55                     Management of Patients with Urinary Disorders

Unit 13           Reproductive Function

56                     Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes

57                     Management of Patients with Female Reproductive Disorders

58                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Breast Disorders

59                     Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes

Unit 14           Integumentary Function

60                     Assessment of Integumentary Function

61                     Managements of Patients with Dermatologic Problems

62                     Managements of Patients with Burn Injury

Unit 15           Sensory Function

63                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Eye and Vision Disorders

64                     Assessment and Management of Patients with Hearing and Balance Disorders

Unit 16           Neurologic Function

65                     Assessment of Neurologic Function

66                     Management of Patients with Neurologic Dysfunction

67                     Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Disorders

68                     Management of Patients with Neurologic Trauma

69                     Management of Patients with Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neuropathies

70                     Management of Patients with Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders

Unit 17           Acute Community Based Challenges

71                     Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases

72                     Emergency Nursing

73                     Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing                           

Appendix A  Diagnostic Studies and Interpretation, Available on thePoint

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