Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing

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by Linda S. Williams, Paula D. Hopper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803603339

ISBN-13: 9780803603332

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Focus: We use the nursing process to provide a unifying framework for the book. Within this framework we emphasize understanding, critical thinking, and application. We believe that the student who learns to think critically will be better able to apply information to new situations. Case studies appear throughout the chapters to foster critical thinking.

Overview

Focus: We use the nursing process to provide a unifying framework for the book. Within this framework we emphasize understanding, critical thinking, and application. We believe that the student who learns to think critically will be better able to apply information to new situations. Case studies appear throughout the chapters to foster critical thinking. These are followed by questions that require more than simple recall of material. Answers to these questions are included in the textbook to provide immediate feedback and to reinforce learning. Since illustrations enhance the understanding and readability of the text, we have included over 430 figures. Most of the artwork and photographs are original and specifically designed to support the text. Additional figures, tables, and boxed materials are used to clarify complex material.

Features of the textbook: Included in the textbook are items our students have found useful in our own LPN classrooms.

  • Chapter objectives
  • Review of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each unit
  • New word pronunciation section at the beginning of each chapter
  • Information on the effects of aging on body systems and on the nursing care of older adults
  • Learning tips throughout the chapters
  • Word-building techniques
  • Comprehensive glossary of new words
  • Nursing care plans with geriatric considerations highlighted
  • Common laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Brief pathophysiology for each illness
  • Boxed presentations on gerontological issues, therapeutic nutrition, ethical considerations, and cultural considerations
  • Hints for home health care providers
  • Critical thinking exercises throughout the chapters
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803603332
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
09/28/1998

Table of Contents

Part 1: Understanding Health Care
1. The Nurse and the Health Care System
2. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
3. Cultural Influences on Nursing Care
4. Trends in Health Care

Part 2: Understanding Health and Illness
5. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
6. Nursing Care of Clients Receiving Intravenous Therapy
7. Nursing Care of Clients with Infections
8. Care of Clients in Shock
9. Nursing Care of Clients in Pain
10. Nursing Care of Clients with Cancer
11. Nursing Care of Clients Having Surgery

Part 3: Understanding Aging and Chronic Illness
12. Influences of Age on Health and Illness
13. Nursing Care of Elderly Clients
14. Nursing Care of Clients with Chronic or Terminal Illness

Part 4: Understanding the Cardiovascular System
15. Cardiovascular System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
16. Nursing Care of Clients with Hypertension
17. Nursing Care of Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiovascular Disorders
18. Nursing Care of Clients with Occlusive Cardiovascular Disorders
19. Nursing Care of Clients with Cardiac Valvular Disorders
20. Nursing Care of Clients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias
21. Nursing Care of Clients with Heart Failure
22. Nursing Care of Clients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery

Part 5: Understanding the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems
23. Hematopoietic and Lymphatic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
24. Nursing Care of Clients with Hematopoietic Disorders
25. Nursing Care of Clients with LymphaticDisorders

Part 6: Understanding the Respiratory System
26. Respiratory System Function and Assessment
27. Nursing Care of Clients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
28. Nursing Care of Clients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

Part 7: Understanding the Gastrointestinal System
29. Gastrointestinal System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
30. Nursing Care of Clients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
31. Nursing Care of Clients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders

Part 8: Understanding the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas
32. Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Functions and Assessment
33. Nursing Care of Clients with Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders

Part 9: Understanding the Renal System
34. Urinary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
35. Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders of the Urinary Tract

Part 10: Understanding the Endocrine System
36. Endocrine System Function and Assessment
37. Nursing Care of Clients with Endocrine Disorders
38. Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas

Part 11: Understanding the Reproductive System
39. Genitourinary and Reproductive System Function and Assessment
40. Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive System Disorders
41. Nursing Care of Male Clients with Genitourinary Disorders
42. Nursing Care of Clients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Part 12: Understanding the Musculoskeletal System
43. Musculoskeletal Function and Assessment
44. Nursing Care of Clients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders

Part 13: Understanding the Nervous System
45. Neurological Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
46. Nursing Care of Clients with Central Nervous System Disorders
47. Nursing Care of Clients with Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

Part 14: Understanding the Sensory System
48. Sensory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures -- Vision and Hearing
49. Nursing Care of Clients with Sensory Disorders -- Vision and Hearing

Part 15: Understanding the Integumentary System
50. Integumentary Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
51. Nursing Care of Clients with Skin Disorders

Part 16: Understanding the Immune System
52. Immune System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
53. Nursing Care of Clients with Immune Disorders

Part 17: Understanding Emergency Care
54. Nursing Care of Clients with Emergent Conditions

Part 18: Understanding Mental Health Care
55. Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health Disorders
Appendices
Glossary

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