Understanding Medical Surgical Nursing -With CD / Edition 3

Understanding Medical Surgical Nursing -With CD / Edition 3

by Linda S. Williams, Paula D. Hopper
     
 

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.

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077308230
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/2007

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Table of Contents

Unit 1Understanding Health Care Issues1
1Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process3
2Ethical and Legal Issues for Nursing11
3Cultural Influences on Nursing22
4Alternative and Complementary Therapies35
Unit 2Understanding Health and Illness43
5Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance45
6Nursing Care of Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy61
7Nursing Care of Patients with Infections75
8Nursing Care of Patients in Shock92
9Nursing Care of Patients in Pain101
10Nursing Care of Patients with Cancer119
11Nursing Care of Patients Having Surgery145
12Nursing Care of Patients with Emergent Conditions174
Unit 3Understanding Life Span Influences on Health and Illness195
13Influences on Health and Illness197
14Nursing Care of Elderly Patients209
Unit 4Understanding the Cardiovascular System225
15Cardiovascular System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures227
16Nursing Care of Patients with Hypertension250
17Nursing Care of Patients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiovascular Disorders260
18Nursing Care of Patients with Occlusive Cardiovascular Disorders275
19Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Val Disorders297
20Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias306
21Nursing Care of Patients with Heart Failure326
22Nursing Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery343
Unit 5Understanding the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems363
23Hematopoietic and Lymphatic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures365
24Nursing Care of Patients with Hematopoietic Disorders375
25Nursing Care of Patients with Lymphatic Disorders394
Unit 6Understanding the Respiratory System401
26Respiratory System Function and Assessment403
27Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders428
28Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders439
Unit 7Understanding the Gastrointestinal System471
29Gastrointestinal System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures473
30Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders490
31Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders505
Unit 8Understanding the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas533
32Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Functions and Assessment535
33Nursing Care of Patients with Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders544
Unit 9Understanding the Renal and Urinary System571
34Urinary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures573
35Nursing Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary Tract588
Unit 10Understanding the Endocrine System613
36Endocrine System Function and Assessment615
37Nursing Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorders625
38Nursing Care of Patients with Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas645
Unit 11Understanding the Genitourinary and Reproductive System667
39Genitourinary and Reproductive System Function and Assessment669
40Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive System Disorders685
41Nursing Care of Male Patients with Genitourinary Disorders715
42Nursing Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases733
Unit 12Understanding the Musculoskeletal System747
43Musculoskeletal Function and Assessment749
44Nursing Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders762
Unit 13Understanding the Neurological System801
45Neurological Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures803
46Nursing Care of Patients with Central Nervous System Disorders823
47Nursing Care of Patients with Peripheral Nervous System Disorders873
Unit 14Understanding the Sensory System885
48Sensory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures: Vision and Hearing887
49Nursing Care of Patients with Sensory Disorders: Vision and Hearing903
Unit 15Understanding the Integumentary System935
50Integumentary Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures937
51Nursing Care of Patients with Skin Disorders and Burns949
Unit 16Understanding the Immune System985
52Immune System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures987
53Nursing Care of Patients with Immune Disorders998
54Nursing Care of Patients with HIV Disease and AIDS1008
55Nursing Care of Patients with Mental Health Disorders1026
App. ANorth American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Nursing Diagnoses1049
App. BNormal Reference Laboratory Values1051
App. C: Answers to Review Questions1055
App. D: Medical Abbreviations1057
App. E: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms1059
Glossary1063
Index1085

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