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The Tenth Edition of this best-selling text for LPN/LVN students provides comprehensive coverage of introductory medical-surgical nursing in a highly visual and easy to understand manner. This content equips readers with the practical knowledge and skills to manage nursing care of clients in today's changing healthcare environments and eases the transition from classroom to clinical practice. The text has been updated to reflect the latest equipment and trends in health care, and includes hundreds of new full-color illustrations and photographs.
Over 30 care plans are included, addressing common conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure. "Stop, Think, and Respond" exercises in every chapter encourage rapid recall and practical assimilation of content.
A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include a Spanish-English audio glossary, Concepts in Action animations, Watch and Learn video clips, NCLEX®-style review questions, plus the full text online.
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Study guide to accompany text by Scherer, S1846.
UNIT 1 Nursing Roles and Responsibilities
UNIT 2 Client Care Concerns
UNIT 3 Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing
UNIT 4 Caring for Clients With Multisystem Disorders
UNIT 5 Caring for Clients With Respiratory Disorders
UNIT 6 Caring for Clients With Cardiovascular Disorders
UNIT 7 Caring for Clients With Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Disorders
UNIT 8 Caring for Clients With Immune Disorders
UNIT 9 Caring for Clients With Neurologic Disorders
UNIT 10 Caring for Clients With Sensory Disorders
UNIT 11 Caring for Clients With Gastrointestinal Disorders
UNIT 12 Caring for Clients With Endocrine Disorders
UNIT 13 Caring for Clients With Breast and Reproductive Disorders
Abbreviated Table of Contents