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We listened. We listened at multiple instructor and student focus groups, class testers, survey respondents, current adopters and through more than 400 peer reviews. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition, by Rick Daniels and Leslie Nicoll is an exciting new offering of this comprehensive, concept based text, which is created for instructors and students to address the adult health concepts that supports the most current holistic nursing practice and helps to bridge the gap from classroom to practice. All of this is delivered through a caring approach to the content-a central theme to foster quality nursing care for generations to come. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition is a thoroughly researched and tested book and package focused on meeting the needs of today's nursing student.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111319410
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 2128
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Daniels, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.

Leslie H. Nicoll PhD, MBA, RN, BC: Principal and Owner, Maine Desk, LLC, Portland, ME

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Table of Contents

UNIT I: NURSING AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 1. The Health Care System and Contemporary Nursing. 2. Clinical Decision-Making and Evidence Based Practice, Research, and Technology. 3. Health Education & Promotion. 4. Culturally Sensitive Care. 5. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (including chemical dependency). 6. Nursing of Adults across the Lifespan. 7. Palliative Care. UNIT II: SUPPORTIVE PATIENT CARE. 8. Health Assessment. 9. Genetics and the Multiple Determinants of Health. 10. Stress, Coping, and Adaptation. 11. Inflammation and Infection Management. 12. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances. 13. Infusion Therapy. 14. Complementary and Alternative Therapies. 15. Cancer Management. 16. Pain management. 17. Pharmacology: Nursing Management. Unit III: SETTINGS FOR NURSING CARE. 18. Health Care Agencies. 19. Critical Care. UNIT IV: PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT CARE. 20. Preoperative Nursing Management. 21. Intraoperative Nursing Management. 22. Postoperative Nursing Management. UNIT V: ALTERATIONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR AND HEMATOLOGIC FUNCTION. 23. Assessment of Cardiovascular and Hematologic Function. 24. Coronary Artery Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 25. Heart Failure and Inflammatory Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 26. Arrhythmias: Nursing Management. 27. Vascular Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 28. Hypertension: Nursing Management. 29. Hematologic Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT VI: ALTERATIONS IN RESPIRATORY FUNCTION. 30. Assessment of Respiratory Function. 31. Upper Airway Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 32. Lower Airway Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 33. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Nursing Management. UNIT VII: ALTERATIONS IN NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION. 34. Assessment of Neurologic Function. 35. Dysfunction of the CNS: The Brain: Nursing Management. 36. Dysfunction of the CNS: The Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System: Nursing Management. 37. Degenerative Neurological Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT VIII: ALTERATIONS IN SENSORY FUNCTION. 38. Assessment of Sensory Function. 39. Visual Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 40. Auditory Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT IX: ALTERATIONS IN IMMUNOLOGIC FUNCTION. 41. Assessment of Immunologic Function. 42. Immunodeficiency and HIV Infection/AIDS: Nursing Management. 43. Allergic Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT X: ALTERATIONS IN INTEGUMENTARY FUNCTION. 44. Assessment of Integumentary Function. 45. Dermatologic Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 46. Burns: Nursing Management. UNIT XI: ALTERATIONS IN GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION. 47. Assessment of Gastrointestinal Function. 48. Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Obesity: Nursing Management. 49. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 50. Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 51. Hepatic, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT XII: ALTERATIONS IN URINARY FUNCTION. 52. Assessment of Urinary Function. 53. Urinary Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 54. Renal Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT XIII: ALTERATIONS IN ENDOCRINE FUNCTION. 55. Assessment of Endocrine Function. 56. Endocrine Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 57. Diabetes Mellitus: Nursing Management. UNIT XIV: ALTERATIONS IN MUSCULOSKELETAL FUNCTION. 58. Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function. 59. Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 60. Musculoskeletal Trauma: Nursing Management. UNIT XV: ALTERATIONS IN REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION. 61. Assessment of Reproductive Function. 62. Female Reproductive Dysfunction: Nursing Management. 63. Breast Alterations: Nursing Management. 64. Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Nursing Management. UNIT XVI: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING. 65. Multi-System Failure. 66. Mass Casualty Care.
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