Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, Volume 1 / 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: 9780132541800
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1032
  • Sales rank: 947,408
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice

Unit I Dimensions of Medical-Surgical Nursing

1. Medical-Surgical Nursing in the 21st Century

2. Health and Illness in Adults

3. Community and Home-Based Care of Adults

Unit 2 Alterations in Patterns of Health

4. Nursing Care of Patients Having Surgery

5. Nursing Care of Patients Experiencing Loss, Grief and Death

6. Nursing Care of Patients with Problems of Substance Abuse

7. Nursing Care of Patients Experiencing Disasters

Unit 3 Pathophysiology and Patterns of Health

8. Genetic Implications of Nursing Care of Adults

9. Nursing Care of Patients in Pain

10. Nursing Care of Patients with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Balance

11. Nursing Care of Patients Experiencing Trauma and Shock

12. Nursing Care of Patients with Infections

13. Nursing Care of Patients with Altered Immunity

14. Nursing Care of Patients with Cancer

Part II Nutritional-Metabolic Patterns

Unit 4 Responses to Altered Integumentary Function

15. Assessing the Integumentary System

16. Nursing Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders

17. Nursing Care of Patients with Burns

Unit 5 Responses to Altered Endocrine Function

18. Assessing the Endcrine System

19. Nursing Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

20. Nursing Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Unit 6 Responses to Altered Gastrointestinal Function

21. Assessing the Gastrointestinal System

22. Nursing Care of Patients with Nutritional Disorders

23. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders

24. Nursing Care of Patients with Bowel Disorders

25. Nursing Care of Patients with Gall Bladder, Liver, & Pancreatic Disorders

Part III Elimination Patterns

Unit 7 Responses to Altered Urinary Elimination

26. Assessing the Renal System

27. Nursing Care of Patients with Urinary Tract Disorders

28. Nursing Care of Patients with Kidney Disorders

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