Medical Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach / Edition 3

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MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH 3E is a comprehensive, reader friendly resource for the practical/vocational nurse. The Third Edition has been completely reinvisioned and thoroughly updated in all aspects of its coverage, with content now broken out into smaller, more manageable portions. In addition to rich coverage of all body systems with anatomy & physiology, data collection, disease information, and a strong focus on the nursing process, exciting new chapters on family processes and issues, psychobiological issues, bioterrorism and more have been added. Engaging features including case studies, critical thinking exercises, evidence-based practice boxes, informatics boxes, memory tricks, and more support learning and retention throughout the book. NCLEX style questions and Theory to Practice activities provide opportunities to test understanding and apply concepts.

Topics incl. critical thinking, ethics, legal aspects of nursing, communication, cultural aspects of illness, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435488021
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1520
  • Sales rank: 473,725
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Elain Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Wendy Baumle earned a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and a master's degree in nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She has taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio; and at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. With 20 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician, Wendy has taught advanced standing LPN to RN transition, nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing, associate nursing, and advanced standing transition degree programs. She has membership in a number of professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Currently, Wendy is a nursing instructor at Northwest State Community College in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

1. Role of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 2. Assessing Family Processes and Parenting Issues. 3. Communicating with Clients with Personal and Family Issues. 4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies. 5. Inflammation and Infection. 6. Caring for Clients in Shock 7. Pain Assessment and Management. 8. Cancer. 9. Palliative and End-of-Life Care. 10. Assessment and Care for Clients with Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances. 11. Assessment and Care for Clients with Acid/Base Disturbances. 12. IV Therapy. 13.. Nursing Care of the Surgical Client. 14. Assessment of the Respiratory System. 15. Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders. 16. Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders. 17. Caring for Clients with Acute Respiratory Disorders. 18. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System. 19. Caring for Clients with Dysrhythmias. 20. Caring for Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiac Disorders. 21. Caring for Clients with Heart Failure. 22. Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders. 23. Caring for Clients with Hypertension. 24. Assessment of the Hematologic Systems. 25. Caring for Clients with Hematological Disorders. 26. Assessment of the Renal System. 27. Caring for Clients with Urinary Disorders. 28. Caring for Clients with Renal Disorders. 29. Assessment of the Endocrine System. 30. Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders. 31. Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus. 32. Assessing the Gastrointestinal System. 33. Managing Clients with Nutritional Disorders. 34. Caring for Clients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders. 35. Caring for Clients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders. 36. Caring for Clients with Hepatobiliary Disorders. 37. Caring for Clients with Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders. 38. Managing the Client with a Fecal Diversion. 39. Assessment of the Neurological System. 40. Caring for Clients with Brain Disorders. 41. Caring for Clients with Spinal Cord Disorders. 42. Caring for Clients with Neurological Disorders. 43. Managing Clients with Sensory Disorders. 44. Assessing and Caring for Clients with Eye and Visual Disorders. 45. Assessing and Caring for Clients with Ear, Auditory, and Balance Disorders. 46. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System. 47. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma. 48. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders. 49. Caring for Clients with Inflammatory Disorders. 50. Caring for Clients with Degenerative Disorders. 51. Assessment of Lymph and Immune Function. 52. Caring for Clients with Lymphatic and Plasma Cell Disorders. 53. Caring for Clients with Immunodeficiency and AIDS. 54. Caring for Clients with Hypersensitivity Allergic Response. 55. Caring for Clients with Autoimmune Diseases. 56. Assessment of the Integumentary System. 57. Caring for Clients with Integumentary Disorders. 58. Caring for Clients with Burn Injury. 59. Assessment of the Reproductive System. 60. Caring for Female Clients with Gynecological Disorders. 61. Infertility and Contraceptive Methods. 62. Caring for Clients with Breast Disorders. 63. Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive Disorders. 64. Assessment and Care of Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections. 65. Assessment and Care of Clients with Mental Health Disorders. 66. Caring for Clients with Substance Abuse. 67. Caring for Clients with Psychobiological Conditions. 68. Health Care Issues of the Older Adult. 69. Bioterrorism and Mass Casualty Care. 70. Emergency Nursing Care Principles and Triage. 71. Applying Critical Thinking with Multiple Systems.

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