Medical Surgical Nursing Care / Edition 3

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Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensive book, in a brand new 3rd edition, prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. Completely updated with new information and an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process format—including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing care. Some exciting features include:

  • Nursing process care plans
  • Critical thinking self-checks
  • Rationale for each nursing intervention.
  • Nursing care and procedure checklists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136080046
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: MyNursingKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1440
  • Sales rank: 315,429
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 2.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

1 Nursing in the 21st Century

2 Health, Illness, and Settings of Care

3 Cultural and Developmental Considerations for Adults

4 The Older Adult Client in Health and Illness

5 Guidelines for Client Assessment

6 Essential Nursing Pharmacology

Unit II Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing

7 Caring for Clients with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance

8 Caring for Clients in Pain

9 Caring for Clients with Inflammation and Infection

10 Caring for Client having Surgery

11 Caring for Clients with Altered Immunity

12 Caring for Clients with Cancer

13 Loss, Grief, and End-of-Life Care

14 Caring for Clients Experiencing Shock, Trauma, or Disasters

Unit III Cardiovascular System Disorders

15 The Cardiovascular System and Assessment

16 Caring for Clients with Coronary Heart Disease and Dysrhythmias

17 Caring for Clients with Cardiac Disorders

18 Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Unit IV Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems Disorders

19 The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems and Assessment

20 Caring for Clients with Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders

Unit V Respiratory System Disorders

21 The Respiratory System and Assessment

22 Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders

23 Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders

Unit VI Gastrointestinal System Disorders

24 The Gastrointestinal System and Assessment

25 Caring for Clients with Nutritional and Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders

26 Caring for Clients with Bowel Disorders

27 Caring for Clients with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders

Unit VII Urinary System Disorders

28 The Urinary System and Assessment

29 Caring for Clients with Urinary Tract and Kidney Disorders

Unit VIII Reproductive Systems Disorders

30 The Reproductive System and Assessment

31 Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive System Disorders

32 Caring for Female Clients with Reproductive System Disorders

33 Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections

Unit IX Endocrine Disorders

34 The Endocrine System and Assessment

35 Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders

36 Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus

Unit X Neurologic Disorders

37 The Nervous System and Assessment

38 Caring for Clients with Intracranial Disorders

39 Caring for Clients with Degenerative Neurologic and Spinal Cord Disorders

40 Caring for Clients with Eye and Ear Disorders

Unit XI Musculoskeletal Disorders

41 The Musculoskeletal System and Assessment

42 Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

43 Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders

Unit XII Integumentary System Disorders

44 The Integumentary System and Assessment

45 Caring for Clients with Skin Disorders

46 Caring for Clients with Burns

Unit XIII Mental Health Disorders

47 Mental Health and Assessment

48 Caring for Clients with Cognitive Disorders (New)

49 Caring for Clients with Psychotic Disorders

50 Caring for Clients with Mood Disorders

51 Caring for Clients with Anxiety Disorders

52 Caring for Clients with Personality Disorders

53 Caring for Clients with Substance Abuse or Dependency

Appendix I NCLEX-PN® Answers

References and Resources



Appendices on MyNursingKit Website

I NCLEX-PN®, Care Plan, Care Map and Unit Wrap-Up Answers

II NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

III Common Laboratory Values

IV Standard Precautions

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