Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, Volume 2 / Edition 5

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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5e has been revised and updated to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for adult patients to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss. Throughout the text, the authors make every effort to communicate that both nurses and patients may be male or female; and that patients require holistic, individualized care regardless of their age; gender; or racial, cultural, or socioeconomic background. The goal of the fifth edition is to provide the knowledge and resources that ensure a solid base for critical thinking and clinical judgment and that can be applied to provide safe, individualized, and competent clinical nursing care. Multiple learning strategies have been developed to facilitate success—audio, illustrations, teaching tips, and video and animation media. Understandable language and a consistent format are used, and students overwhelmingly report that they actually like reading the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132541824
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1032
  • Sales rank: 1,302,455
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part IV Activity-Exercise Patterns

Unit 8 Responses to Altered Cardiovascular Function

29. Assessing the Cardiovascular System

30. Nursing Care of Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

31. Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders

32. Nursing Care of Patients with Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders

33. Nursing Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders

Unit 9 Responses to Altered Respiratory Function

34. Assessing the Respiratory System

35. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Respiratory Disorders

36. Nursing Care of Patients with Ventilation Disorders

37. Nursing Care of Patient with Gas Exchange Disorders

Unit 10 Responses to Altered Musculoskeletal Function

38. Assessing the Musculoskeletal System

39. Nursing Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

40. Nursing Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders

Part V Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns

Unit 11 Responses to Altered Neurologic Function

41. Assessing the Nervous System

42. Nursing Care of Patients with Intracranial Disorders

43. Nursing Care of Patients with Spinal Cord Disorders

44. Nursing Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders

Unit 12 Responses to Altered Eye and Ear Function

45. Assessing the Eye and Ear

46. Nursing Care of Patients with Eye or Ear Disorders

Part VI Sexuality-Reproductive Patterns

Unit 13 Responses to Altered Sexual-Reproductive Function

47. Assessing Male and Female Reproductive Systems

48. Nursing Care of Men with Reproductive and Breast Disorders

49. Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive and Breast Disorder

50. Nursing Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections

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