Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management / Edition 5

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This thorough, portable, and clinically-focused reference offers quick, easy access to clinical information for the care of the medical-surgical patient. Content is organized by body system and provides a quick review of pathophysiology, physical assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, and patient/family teaching and discharge planning data for each disorder. The presentation for each condition provides a hierarchy of data that assists in making nursing diagnoses and planning interventions specific to each patient.

New to this Edition:

  • The most recent NANDA Taxonomy II nursing diagnoses are included for each disorder.
  • Sections on Pain and End-of-Life Care are now included to highlight these important topics in patient care.
  • The newest infection prevention and control guidelines recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are included in the appendix and incorporated throughout the manual.
  • Cancer content has been consolidated to provide a quick and thorough reference.
  • Expanded coverage of endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and musculoskeletal disorders includes new discussions of Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Cholangitis, and Rotator Cuff Repair.
Key Features:
  • A consistent, easy-to-use format enhances the quick-reference feature of this book. Standard headings for each disorder include Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Collaborative Management, Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning.
  • The attractive and functional two-color design highlights key information for quick, easy reference.
  • Expert contributors from various practice settings provide the most current and accurate information.
  • Highlighted cautions throughout stress key points related to various disorders and conditions.
  • Outcome criteria are included with timeframes, where appropriate, to facilitate the evaluation of care and to help users set more realistic goals for nursing outcomes.
  • A variety of information resources provide additional information and patient teaching services — including websites, when available.
  • General information that is relevant to many disorders is highlighted — including perioperative care, pain, cancer care, psychosocial support for patients/family/significant others, and end-of-life care.
  • Information is summarized in tables and boxes, where appropriate, to enhance clinical usefulness.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is a 5th edition, 775 page soft-cover reference manual for medical-surgical nursing. It is organized first by body systems and then by medical diagnoses. However, much of the content is nursing oriented including teaching, discharge planning and referrals. The last edition was released in 1999. New to this edition are outcome criteria and timeframes with the nursing diagnosis.
Purpose: This book is a thorough, clinically focused reference designed to enable both staff and student nurses to plan and evaluate care of the adult medical-surgical patient. It is interesting that the purpose is to assist nurses "to plan and evaluate" but the title includes "Interventions and . . .Management." All of those elements are included but this is not a "how-to" book. There are NO illustrations or photographs, so if there is an intervention listed that a nurse does not understand, additional resources will be needed.
Audience: Staff and student nurses can use this reference to obtain clinical information formerly found only in medical-surgical textbooks or large manuals. It is the first reference of its size to feature the application of nursing diagnoses and interventions to more than 145 health alterations. A consistent, easy-to-use format is incorporated to enhance the quick-reference feature of the book. "I sure wish I had had this book when doing care plans as a student! Now I find it helpful when faced with an unfamiliar diagnosis."
Features: "Focusing on NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses that are specific to each disorder, the manual provides a brief review of pathophysiology, physical assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, and patient/family teaching and discharge planning data." This is a basic outline of the content presented with each medical diagnosis covered. Although there are several contributors the chapters are equally well-written and quite comprehensive.
Assessment: This is an information-packed little manual. I like it but please do not make the type size any smaller; the nursing workforce is aging, you know! I get bogged down with no illustrations, single-spaced outline type reading BUT this is a reference manual, not a textbook. There are some updates and other changes from the previous edition, but the basic content has not changed significantly. I think this would be an excellent addition to all medical-surgical nursing units, maybe a nice gift from a nursing school to its preceptors.
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Reviewer: Deborah Garrison, RN, PhD (Texas Woman's University)
Description: This manual provides a concise review of pathophysiology, physical assessment findings, diagnostic tests, NANDA (North American Nursing Diagnoses Association) nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Intervention Classification) nursing interventions, collaborative management, outcome criteria, and patient/family teaching.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for staff nurses and student nurses in a concise format. Clinical information of this nature formerly was found only in medical-surgical textbooks or large manuals. This is the first reference of its size to feature the application of nursing diagnoses and interventions to more than 145 health alterations.
Audience: This manual is intended for staff nurses on medical/surgical units as well as undergraduate nursing students. I believe it is appropriate for its intended audience. There are over 20 contributors to this project who are either nursing faculty or clinical nurse specialists in the areas they author.
Features: This book provides nurses and students with a comprehensive, readily accessible review of over 145 diagnoses/health alterations, can fit into a lab coat pocket and, yet, the headings make it easy to read. A unique feature is access to Mosby's Online Nursing Care Plan Constructor through a password located inside the cover of the book.
Assessment: This text provides an excellent resource for nurses in a variety of settings. As a faculty member who teaches undergraduate health assessment, I find its pathophysiology and health assessment content useful to set the stage for class discussion. It would also be excellent as a resource for preparing for patient care during clinical rotations. This is the fourth edition and is updated with the NIC taxonomy of nursing interventions, as well as with outcome criteria that are specific, positive statements that facilitate evaluation of care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323016476
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/20/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

1 General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients 1
Sect. 1 Perioperative Care 1
Sect. 2 Pain 12
Sect. 3 Prolonged Bedrest 23
Sect. 4 Cancer Care 31
Sect. 5 Psychosocial Support 61
Sect. 6 Psychosocial Support for the Patient's Family and Significant Others 71
Sect. 7 Older Adult Care 75
Sect. 8 End-of-Life Care 84
2 Respiratory Disorders 99
Sect. 1 Acute Respiratory Disorders 99
Sect. 2 Acute Respiratory Failure 124
Sect. 3 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 127
Sect. 4 Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder 137
3 Cardiovascular Disorders 142
Sect. 1 Degenerative Cardiovascular Disorders 142
Sect. 2 Inflammatory Heart Disorders 167
Sect. 3 Valvular Heart Disorders 173
Sect. 4 Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes 181
Sect. 5 Special Cardiac Procedures 194
Sect. 6 Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System 203
4 Renal-Urinary Disorders 217
Sect. 1 Renal Disorders 217
Sect. 2 Renal Failure 229
Sect. 3 Renal Dialysis 240
Sect. 4 Care of the Renal Transplant Recipient 246
Sect. 5 Disorders of the Urinary Tract 249
Sect. 6 Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes 257
Sect. 7 Urinary Diversions 272
5 Neurologic Disorders 281
Sect. 1 Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System 281
Sect. 2 Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System 300
Sect. 3 Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System 324
Sect. 4 Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System 362
Sect. 5 Seizure Disorders 381
Sect. 6 General Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders 394
6 Endocrine Disorders 416
Sect. 1 Disorders of the Thyroid Gland 416
Sect. 2 Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands 426
Sect. 3 Disorders of the Adrenal Glands 434
Sect. 4 Disorders of the Pituitary Gland 443
Sect. 5 Diabetes Mellitus 450
7 Gastrointestinal Disorders 478
Sect. 1 Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus 478
Sect. 2 Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines 485
Sect. 3 Intestinal Inflammatory Processes 508
Sect. 4 Abdominal Trauma 536
Sect. 5 Hepatic and Biliary Disorders 547
Sect. 6 Pancreatitis 570
8 Hematologic Disorders 579
Sect. 1 Disorders of the Red Blood Cells 579
Sect. 2 Disorders of Coagulation 593
9 Musculoskeletal Disorders 606
Sect. 1 Arthritic Disorders 606
Sect. 2 Muscular and Connective Tissue Disorders 616
Sect. 3 Skeletal Disorders 626
Sect. 4 Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures 642
10 Reproductive Disorders 658
Sect. 1 Gynecologic Disorders 658
Sect. 2 Ectopic Pregnancy 665
Sect. 3 Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy 667
11 Providing Care for Patients with Special Needs 676
Sect. 1 Caring for Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease 676
Sect. 2 Providing Nutritional Support 689
Sect. 3 Managing Wound Care 707
App. 1 Infection Prevention and Control 716
App. 2 Laboratory Tests Discussed in this Manual: Normal Values 727
App. 3 Heart and Breath Sounds 732
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    Great nursing care planner

    This is a great reference book for starting Med-Surg students having trouble with care planning. It has a brief description of diseases and disorders that students can better understand. It has straight to the point nursing diagnoses and interventions and what important lab values to look for. Really great book. I hope it will help other students as it helped me and still helping me.

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