Medical Surgical Nursing: Preparation for Practice, Volume 1

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Preparation for Practice

"The authors are to be commended for fostering a comprehensive and holistic view of nursing practice, as caregiver, patient advocate, educator, researcher, and leader. I highly recommend this book."

-Patricia Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN

author of From Novice to Expert

Pearson Health Science

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 nursing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131597143
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1608
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: Concepts Related to Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice

Chapter 1: Preparation for Practice

Chapter 2: Experiential Learning: Skill Acquisition and Gaining Clinical Knowledge

Chapter 3: Health Care Trends and Regulatory Aspects of Health Care Delivery

Chapter 4: Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Nursing Practice

Chapter 5: Nursing Care Delivery Systems

Chapter 6: Nursing Documentation

Chapter 7: Nursing Process

Chapter 8: Role of Research in Nursing Practice

Unit II: General Concepts Related to Nursing Practice

Chapter 9: Health Assessment

Chapter 10: The Aging Patient

Chapter 11: Genetics

Chapter 12: Stress and Adaptation

Chapter 13: Psychosocial Issues in Nursing

Chapter 14: Nutrition

Chapter 15: Pain Assessment and Management

Chapter 16: Substance Abuse

Chapter 17: Nursing Management at End of Life

UNIT III: Physiological Concepts Related to Nursing Practice

Chapter 18: Fluid and electrolytes

Chapter 19: Acid-Base Imbalance

Chapter 20: Infectious Disease

Chapter 21: Hypertension

UNIT IV: Complex Skills Related to Nursing Practice

Chapter 22: Infusion Therapy

Chapter 23: Blood Administration

Chapter 24: Hemodynamic Monitoring

UNIT V: Nursing Management of the Surgical Patient

Chapter 25: Preoperative Nursing

Chapter 26: Intraoperative Nursing

Chapter 27: Postoperative Nursing

Unit VI: Nursing Management of Patients with Neurological Disorders

Chapter 28: Nursing Assessment of Patients with Neurological Disorders

Chapter 29: Caring for the Patient with Acute Brain Disorders

Chapter 30: Caring for the Patient with Cerebral Vascular Disorders

Chapter 31: Caring for the Patient with Chronic Neurological Disorders

Chapter 32: Caring for the Patient with Spinal Cord Injuries

Unit VII: Nursing Management of Patients with Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 33: Nursing Assessment of Patients with Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 34: Caring for the Patient with Upper Airway Disorders

Chapter 35: Caring for the Patient with Lower Airway Disorders

Chapter 36: Caring for the Patient with Complex Respiratory Disorders

Unit VIII: Nursing Management of Patients with Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 37: Nursing Assessment of Patients with Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 38: Nursing Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

Chapter 39: Diagnostic & Interventional Therapies for Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 40: Caring for the Patient with Coronary Artery Disorders

Chapter 41: Caring for the Patient with Cardiac Inflammatory Disorders

Chapter 42: Caring for the Patient with Heart Failure

Chapter 43: Caring for the Patient with Peripheral Vascular Disorders

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