Study Guide to Accompany Smeltzer and Bare, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing / Edition 11

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The perfect companion to Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Eleventh Edition, this exemplary study tool helps you better understand the concepts, techniques, and disease processes detailed in the textbook. Authoritative and easy to use, the Study Guide provides you with abundant opportunities for review and self-assessment using a range of learning exercises designed to highlight your strengths and identify areas in need of further study.

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  • Logical organization follows the structure of the textbook for convenient cross-referencing.
  • Hundreds of exam-style questions prepare you for classroom tests and for the NCLEX exam.
  • Labeling exercises use examples drawn from real clinical applications.
  • Answers with rationales help you understand the reasoning behind correct responses.
  • Critical analysis questions help you build vital problem-solving skills.

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  • Review the fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Increase comprehension through self-paced study
  • Build confidence and improve exam performance
  • Prepare for the challenges of daily practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781765435
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Series: Point (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) Series
  • Edition description: Eleventh Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice     1
Community-Based Nursing Practice     8
Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making, and the Nursing Process     12
Health Education and Health Promotion     21
Health Assessment     26
Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation     31
Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness     40
Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing     46
Genetics Perspectives in Nursing     49
Chronic Illness and Disability     53
Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation     57
Health Care of the Older Adult     64
Pain Management     70
Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbances     76
Shock and Multisystem Failure     87
Oncelogy: Nursing Management in Cancer Care     95
End-of Life Care     104
Preoperative Nursing Management     107
Intraoperative Nursing Management     113
Postoperative Nursing Management     118
Assessment of Respiratory Function     125
Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders     132
Management of Patient With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders     139
Management ofPatient With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease     148
Respiratory Care Modalities     154
Assessment of Cardiovascular Function     163
Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems     171
Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders     179
Management of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders     187
Management of Patients With Complications From Heart Disease     193
Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation     200
Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension     207
Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders     212
Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function     221
Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders     227
Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities     234
Management of Patients With Gastric and Duodenal Disorders     239
Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders     244
Assessment and Management of Patients With Hepatic Disorders     252
Assessment and Management of Patients With Biliary Disorders     258
Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus      262
Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders     272
Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function     280
Management of Patients With Renal Disorders     283
Management of Patients With Urinary Disorders     290
Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes     295
Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders     302
Assessment and Management of Patients With Breast Disorders     309
Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes     315
Assessment of Immune Function     320
Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency     324
Management of Patients With HIV and AIDS     327
Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders     331
Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders     335
Assessment of Integumentary Function     341
Management of Patients With Dermatologic Problems     345
Management of Patients With Burn Injury     352
Assessment and Management of Patients With Eye and Vision Disorders     358
Assessment and Management of Patients With Hearing and Balance Disorders     365
Assessment of Neurologic Function     370
Management of Patients With Neurologic Dysfunction     376
Management of Patients With Cerebrovascular Disorders     382
Management of Patients With Neurologic Trauma     386
Management of Patients With Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neuropathies     391
Management of Patients With Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders     395
Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function     400
Musculoskeletal Care Modalities     404
Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders     411
Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma     415
Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases     422
Emergency Nursing     428
Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing     433
Answer Key     437
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