Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Nursing Process Approach / Edition 3

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The new edition of this core text provides the essentials of medical-surgical nursing, including etiology, clinical manifestations, medical therapy, and prevention. Nursing management, presented in the 5-step nursing process format, includes in-depth nursing interventions with coverage of both independent and collaborative functions. An inviting layout and numerous student aids have created strong student appeal for this text.

Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-270-8

Review questions & exercises to accompany main text.

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Revised edition of Essentials of medical-surgical nursing, 1985. Well written text. Addresses such contemporary issues as substance abuse, patients with sexually transmitted diseases, and current practice and thought on the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of nursing care. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801674174
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 193

Table of Contents

1 Medical Surgical Nursing Practice
1 Perspectives of Medical-Surgical Nursing 3
2 Quality Management in Nursing 16
2 Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
3 Cultural Influences on Health and Illness 29
4 Promotion of Health in the Elderly 46
5 Health Promotion: Nutrition and Exercise 71
6 Stressors, Stress, and Stress Management 88
3 Common Problems Encountered in Medical-Surgical Nursing
7 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances 111
8 Acid-Base Imbalances 132
9 Shock 139
10 Pain 163
11 Cancer 182
12 Sleep Disorders 228
13 Substance Abuse 244
14 Chronic Illness 273
15 Loss, Dying, and Death 297
4 Infection
16 Biologic Defense Mechanisms 315
17 Infection Control 340
18 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 360
19 Management of Person with HIV Infection and AIDS 383
5 Perioperative Nursing
20 Preoperative Intervention 409
21 Intraoperative Intervention 425
22 Postoperative Intervention 449
6 Gas Transport Problems
23 The Patient with Nose and Throat Problems 477
24 The Patient with Pulmonary Problems 510
25 The Patient with Cardiovascular Problems 631
26 The Patient with Vascular Problems 705
27 The Patient with Hematologic Problems 743
7 Metabolic and Endocrine Problems
28 The Patient with Diabetes Mellitus 777
29 The Patient with Endocrine Problems 821
30 The Patient with Hepatic Problems 871
8 Problems with Digestion or Elimination
31 The Patient with Gastrointestinal Problems 917
32 The Patient with Biliary and Pancreatic Problems 989
33 The Patient with Urinary Problems 1009
9 Sexual and Reproductive Problems
34 Sexuality in Health and Illness 1099
35 The Patient with Reproductive Problems 1121
36 The Patient with Problems of the Breast 1159
10 Problems of Cognition, Sensation, and Motion
37 The Patient with Neurologic Problems 1185
38 The Patient with Eye Problems 1296
39 The Patient with Ear Problems 1327
40 The Patient with Musculoskeletal Disorders 1353
11 Problems of Defense and Protection
41 The Patient with Immunologic Problems 1427
42 The Patient with an Organ/Tissue Transplant 1446
43 The Patient with Dermatologic Problems 1469
44 The Patient with Burns 1500
12 Special Environments of Care
45 Problems Encountered in Emergencies and Disasters 1537
46 Care of the Patient in a Critical Care Unit 1563
47 Home Care of the Ill Adult 1585
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