Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing / Edition 11

Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing / Edition 11

by Nancy E. Smith
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing / Edition 11

This 11th Edition of Timby and Smith’s best-selling text equips LPN/LVN students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective nursing care to today's medical-surgical clients.  

Acclaimed for its highly visual and easy-to-understand presentation, this edition prepares you to manage client nursing care in today's changing healthcare environments and eases the transition from classroom to clinical practice. 

  • Increase your understanding of the nursing process and its relationship to the client’s needs through new Nursing Concept Map visuals.
  •  See how the NCLEX-PN exam relates to chapter content through new Integrated NCLEX-PN questions that appear in each chapter.
  • See how research relates to practice through Evidence-Based Practice boxes that include a Clinical Question, Evidence, and Nursing Implications. 
  • Fine tune your understanding of diseases, procedures, signs, symptoms, and normal vs. abnormal comparisons through dynamic visuals that replace text explanations when a picture better tells the story.
  • Enhance your understanding of how pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and nursing care differ for the older population through updated Gerontologic Considerations displays.
  • Master the special considerations you need to remember when caring for clients who are receiving specific drugs through Pharmacologic Considerations displays.
  • Handle the special nutritional needs of clients with certain types of conditions with Nutrition Notes displays.
  • Increase your understanding of important physiological or pathophysiological concepts by viewing  Concepts in Action Animations on thePoint website.
  • Increase your recall and practical assimilation of concepts with each chapter’s Stop, Think, and Respond exercises.
  • Develop a solid understanding of nursing care with more than 30 Nursing Care Plans (with rationales) that address such issues as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure.
  • Prepare for your future career with Nursing Process sections in each clinical chapter that emphasize a nursing process approach to care and provide rationales in italics for all interventions.
  • Learn the major categories of drugs used for common conditions with the book’s Drug Therapy Tables that list examples of generic and trade names, mechanisms of action, common side effects, and nursing considerations.
  • Learn to perform specific nursing skills and manage client care using the  Nursing Guidelines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451177329
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Edition description: Eleventh
Pages: 1328
Sales rank: 189,102
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Nursing Roles and Responsibilities                                                                     

1          Concepts and Trends in Healthcare 

2          Settings and Models for Nursing Care 

3          The Nursing Process 

4          Interviewing and Physical Assessment   

5          Legal and Ethical Issues 

6          Leadership Roles and Management Functions 


Client Care Concerns                                                                                          

7          Nurse–Client Relationships          

8          Cultural Care Considerations 

9          Complementary and Alternative Therapies 

10        End-of-Life Care 


Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing                                                           

11        Pain Management 

12        Infection

13        Intravenous Therapy

14        Perioperative Care

15        Disaster Situations


Caring for Clients with Multisystem Disorders                                                   

16        Caring for Clients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Imbalances 

17        Caring for Clients in Shock

18        Caring for Clients with Cancer


Caring for Clients with Respiratory Disorders                                                   

19        Introduction to the Respiratory System

20        Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders

21        Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders


Caring for Clients with Cardiovascular Disorders                                              

22        Introduction to the Cardiovascular System

23        Caring for Clients with Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels

24        Caring for Clients with Valvular Disorders of the Heart

25        Caring for Clients with Disorders of Coronary and Peripheral Blood Vessels

26        Caring for Clients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias

27        Caring for Clients with Hypertension

28        Caring for Clients with Heart Failure

29        Caring for Clients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery


Caring for Clients with Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Disorders                      

30        Introduction to the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems

31        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Hematopoietic System

32        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Lymphatic System


Caring for Clients with Immune Disorders                                                         

33        Introduction to the Immune System

34        Caring for Clients with Immune-Mediated Disorders

35        Caring for Clients with HIV/AIDS


Caring for Clients with Neurologic Disorders                                                     

36        Introduction to the Nervous System

37        Caring for Clients with Central and Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

38        Caring for Clients with Cerebrovascular Disorders

39        Caring for Clients with Head and Spinal Cord Trauma

40        Caring for Clients with Neurologic Deficits


Caring for Clients with Sensory Disorders                                                         

41        Introduction to the Sensory System

42        Caring for Clients with Eye Disorders

43        Caring for Clients with Ear Disorders


Caring for Clients with Gastrointestinal Disorders                                             

44        Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System and Accessory Structures

45        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

46        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

47        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, or Pancreas

48        Caring for Clients with Ostomies


Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders                                                      

49        Introduction to the Endocrine System

50        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Endocrine System

51        Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus


Caring for Clients with Breast and Reproductive Disorders                               

52        Introduction to the Reproductive System

53        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Female Reproductive System

54        Caring for Clients with Breast Disorders

55        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Male Reproductive System

56        Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections


Caring for Clients with Urinary and Renal Disorders                                         

57        Introduction to the Urinary System

58        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Kidneys and Ureters

59        Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Bladder and Urethra


Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders                                             

60        Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

61        Caring for Clients Requiring Orthopedic Treatment

62        Caring for Clients with Traumatic Musculoskeletal Injuries

63        Caring for Clients with Orthopedic and Connective Tissue Disorders



Caring for Clients with Integumentary Disorders                                               

64        Introduction to the Integumentary System

65        Caring for Clients with Skin, Hair, and Nail Disorders

66        Caring for Clients with Burns


Caring for Clients with Psychobiologic Disorders                                              

67        Interaction of Body and Mind

68        Caring for Clients with Anxiety Disorders

69        Caring for Clients with Mood Disorders

70        Caring for Clients with Eating Disorders

71        Caring for Clients with Chemical Dependence

72        Caring for Clients with Dementia and Thought Disorders

APPENDIX A     Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms 

APPENDIX B     Laboratory Values 

Glossary available on thePoint website

References and Suggested Readings available on thePoint website


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