Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives / Edition 7

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This well respected, comprehensive textbook presents the complete diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions encountered in the care of adults. Known for its solid, balanced presentation of medical and nursing management, it also features in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. The seventh edition brings together a superior new author team and includes outstanding content and features for today's medical-surgical nursing.

• Pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing management are presented authoritatively.
• Patient and family teaching are emphasized.
• Content on collaborative management stresses the importance of collaboration in care.
• Health promotion and prevention are integrated throughout to stress the importance of ongoing care.
• Guidelines for Safe Practice boxes provide step by step instructions.
• Common Medications tables summarize key drug group information and nursing considerations.
• Clinical Manifestations boxes are integrated throughout and summarize important indications.
• Gerontologic Considerations boxes provide unique elements to consider in the care of the older adult.
• Risk Factor boxes alert the student to important considerations in the care of specific conditions.
• Research boxes are integrated throughout to provide applications to today's nursing practice.
• Actual examples of 18 Clinical Pathways provide samples of this collaborative clinical tool.
• An interactive CD-ROM packaged with the book includes critical thinking case studies, matching and fill-in-the blank questions, NCLEX review questions, and a vocabulary review with sound pronunciations.

• Healthy People 2010 boxes include the most up-to-date health promotion and prevention objectives.
• Future Watch boxes alert readers to topics on the horizon like genetics and gender-based medicine.
• Complementary & Alternative Therapies are integrated throughout to provide important alternatives to traditional techniques.
• Nursing Care Plans that use NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes guide readers in selecting nursing activities.
• Evidence-Based Practice boxes throughout emphasize the importance of applying research to practice.
• Community-Based Care is introduced in a new chapter and incorporated, wherever appropriate.
• A new chapter on Long-Term Care focuses on understanding important considerations in this care setting.

The book contains color illustrations.

This popular text, now in full color, provides information on today's nursing practices, patient/family education, and health promotion and prevention. A solid, balanced presentation of medical and nursing management issues and thoroughly detailed content on diagnosing and treating major adult illnesse is continued in this edition. It includes entire chapters on cultural care nursing in a diverse healthcare arena, home care considerations, gerontologic care and other timely issues. An interactive CD-ROM with critical thinking exercises, case studies, NCLEX review questions, and a vocabulary review with sound pronunciations is included.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a comprehensive medical-surgical textbook. An interactive CD-ROM with critical thinking case studies, review questions, vocabulary review with sound pronunciations and other exercises accompanies the book. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The vision for this seventh edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing is of a text that presents the student with clear, comprehensive knowledge essential to practice. It uses a framework of supporting theory drawn from the health, natural, social and behavioral sciences. . .further, the text places, knowledge within the context of current practice issues, models, and settings, "according to the editors. This is a worthwhile mission that is accomplished with this book."
Audience: The book is designed for students. As a comprehensive medical-surgical nursing textbook, hopefully it would be used for more than one semester. There are some ancillaries available with the instructor in mind. CD-ROM or online instructors may obtain chapter outlines, objectives, overviews, practice applications and critical thinking questions. An updated 1,500-question test bank and a collection of over 200 full-color images are available.
Features: This book is well known and well respected. It features a solid presentation of pathophysiology and medical and nursing management and a strong emphasis on patient and family teaching, with a focus on collaborative management. There is a consistent application of the 5-step nursing process throughout. Each chapter lists chapter objectives, although only a few are from the higher cognitive levels, and critical thinking questions. The illustrations are the only shortcoming that stood out to me. The use of color could be improved. There are few color photos and the color that is used looks washed out. The section on the musculoskeletal system is particularly well written and illustrated. The illustrations are the only shortcoming that stood out — the use of color could be improved. There are few color photos and the color that is used looks washed out. The section on the musculoskeletal system is particularly well written and illustrated.
Assessment: As with the previous editions, this book is very good. The new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies is excellent. The Mosby's "Get Smart" online learning package will be attractive to many students. There is an impressive list of authors, contributors, and reviewers, and some are in actual hands-on practice: Thank you! My only suggestions: get a more professional cover, improve the use of color in the illustrations, and refine the system of icons.
Penny Wolfe Moore
This sixth edition is a comprehensive textbook of 2388 pages with multiple color illustrations. It is an improvement over the fifth edition in both visual stimulation and currency of content. Recent changes in healthcare are reflected in this medical/surgical textbook, such as an emphasis on geriatrics and the delivery of healthcare to patients with medical/surgical problems regardless of the setting. Concepts related to leadership and management are included. Nursing students, their teachers, and practitioners will find this text useful. Each of these groups is targeted with special ancillaries including an instructor's manual, study guide, test bank CD-ROM, Internet information network, image collection CD-ROM, and video series. The text is divided into two parts. Part one describes elements that apply to many patients regardless of the medical diagnosis (emphasis on nursing diagnosis), part two concentrates on a body systems approach. Each chapter includes objectives, critical thinking questions, and a summary. New features include full color illustrations, interactive CD-ROM, patient teaching boxes, guidelines for care boxes, common medication tables, and clinical manifestation and risk factor boxes. Care plans, clinical pathways, and research are included. Visual stimulation and use of illustrations compare favorably with Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition, but the available ancillaries in this text are superior. This is a high quality student text and would be an asset for any library frequented by nurses or nursing students. Mosby's Electronic Resource Links and Information Network (MERLIN) is excellent. Eachtextbook contains a password for access. Click on the desired chapter name and links to other high quality sites become available.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018043
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/30/2002
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 2150
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 2.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Medical-Surgical Nursing Today
2. Complementary and Alternative Therapies NEW!
3. Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
4. Nursing Care of Older Adults
5. Chronic Illness
6. Loss, Grief, Dying, and End of Life Care
7. Emergency Care
8. Critical Care
9. Community-Based Care NEW!
10. Long-Term Care NEW!
11. Inflammation and Infection
12. Pain
13. Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Imbalance
14. Shock
15. Cancer
16. Preoperative Nursing
17. Intraoperative Nursing
18. Postoperative Nursing
19. Assessment of the Respiratory System
20. Upper Airway Problems
21. Lower Airway Problems
22. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
23. Dysrhythmias and Coronary Artery Disease
24. Heart Failure and Valvular and Inflammatory Problems
25. Vascular System Problems
26. Assessment of the Hematologic System
27. Hematologic Problems
28. Assessment of the Endocrine System
29. Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Gland Problems
30. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia
31. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System
32. Mouth and Esophagus Problems
33. Stomach and Duodenum Problems
34. Intestinal Problems
35. Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreatic Problems
36. Assessment of the Hepatic System
37. Hepatic Problems
38. Assessment of the Renal System
39. Kidney and Urinary Tract Problems
40. Kidney Failure
41. Assessment of the Nervous System
42. Traumatic and Neoplastic Problems of the Brain
43. Vascular and Degenerative Problems of the Brain
44. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems
45. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System
46. Trauma to the Musculoskeletal System
47. Degenerative Disorders
48. Assessment of the Immune System
49. Immunologic Problems
50. HIV Infection and AIDS
51. Organ Transplantation
52. Assessment of the Reproductive System
53. Female Reproductive Problems
54. Problems of the Breast
55. Male Reproductive Problems
56. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
57. Assessment of the Visual System
58. Problems of the Eye
59. Assessment of the Auditory System
60. Problems of the Ear
61. Assessment of the Skin
62. Problems of the Skin
63. Burns

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