Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management / Edition 6

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management / Edition 6

by Pamela L. Swearingen
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Elsevier Health Sciences

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Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management / Edition 6

Designed for use in the clinical setting, Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care covers everything that nurses need to know about commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions to more effectively manage patients and improve outcomes. It describes treatment in terms of specific timeframes and desired outcomes, making it easier to set realistic goals and evaluate patient care. A consistent, reader-friendly format makes information easy to find and easy to use. Written by a wide range of clinical experts, this is an essential resource for planning patient care and preparing care plans!

• A consistent, easy-to-use format makes this book ideal for quick reference.
• Experienced clinical experts from various practice settings provide the most current and accurate information.
• Highlighted notes and cautions throughout the manual stress key points related to various disorders and conditions.
• Outcome criteria are included with specific timeframes to help establish realistic treatment goals and evaluate patient care.
• A variety of resources for further information are included, such as phone numbers and websites.
• General information relevant to many disorders is highlighted in Chapter 1.
• Tables and boxes summarize information and enhance the manual's clinical usefulness.

• Convenient Overview/Pathophysiology headings introduce each disorder.
• A special patient teaching icon identifies the patient education and discharge planning information for each disorder.
• The latest infection prevention and control guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are included.
• The latest NANDA Taxonomy II nursing diagnoses are provided for each disorder.
• Updated information includes the latest on:

• JNC-7 hypertension guidelines
• Breast cancer screening and treatment
• JCAHO guidelines
• Cholesterol parameters
• Drug therapy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323037273
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/27/2006
Series: Manual of Medical Surgical Nursing Care Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients

Perioperative Care


Prolonged Bedrest

Cancer Care

Psychosocial Support

Psychosocial Support for the Patient’s Family and Significant Others

Older Adult Care

Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

Chapter 2: Respiratory Disorders

Acute Respiratory Disorders

Acute Respiratory Failure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder

Chapter 3: Cardiovascular Disorders

Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

Inflammatory Heart Disorders

Valvular Heart Disorders

Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes


Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System

Chapter 4: Renal-Urinary Disorders

Renal Disorders

Renal Failure

Renal Dialysis

Care of the Renal Transplant Recipient

Disorders of the Urinary Tract

Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes

Urinary Diversions

Chapter 5: Neurologic Disorders

Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System

Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System

Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System

Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System

Seizures and Epilepsy

General Care of Patients With Neurologic Disorders

Chapter 6: Endocrine Disorders

Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands

Disorders of the Adrenal Glands

Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus

Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines

Intestinal Inflammatory Processes

Abdominal Trauma

Hepatic and Biliary Disorders


Chapter 8: Hematologic Disorders

Disorders of the Red Blood Cells

Disorders of Coagulation

Chapter 9: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Arthritic Disorders

Muscular and Connective Tissue Disorders

Skeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures

Chapter 10: Reproductive Disorders

Gynecologic Disorders

Ectopic Pregnancy

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Chapter 11: Providing Care for Patients With Special Needs

Caring For Individuals With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

Providing Nutritional Support

Managing Wound Care


One: Infection Prevention and Control

Two: Laboratory Tests Discussed in this Manual: Normal Values

Three: Heart and Breath Sounds

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