Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING presents a thorough overview of the concepts that provide the framework for medical-surgical nursing, including the nursing process, nursing assessment, adult development, collaborative care, patient teaching, and critical thinking. A strong emphasis on pathophysiology and a body-systems approach encourages understanding of the disease process and accurate assessment findings. The easy-to-follow, full color design and comprehensive and logical format promote student learning of essential nursing concepts.
* Each body system section contains a separate assessment chapter that includes a review of anatomy and physiology, an explanation of relevant health history and physical assessment, and a discussion of common diagnostic studies to give students a basis for understanding the discussions of disorders. * Identifies and discusses all levels of nursing management, including Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care to prepare the nurse to effectively intervene at various stages of illness. * Extensive gerontologic content identifies age-related changes for each body system to alert the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients, highlighted in Gerontologic Considerations and Effects of Aging headings and in Gerontologic Differences in Assessment and Effects of Aging tables. * Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each nursing management chapter include Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions, as well as Nursing Research Issues questions to highlight current topics for research. * Chapter 9: "Nursing Management: Pain" has been updated for increased readability and student comprehension of this complex yet important subject. * Provides over 80 nursing care plans, thoroughly updated, to incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics of the problem, specific nursing interventions, and evaluation criteria.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.79(w) x 11.14(h) x 2.59(d)|
About the Author
Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAANLinda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNEMargaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAANShannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD
Table of Contents
Section I General Concepts of Nursing Practice 1 Applying Critical Thinking to the Nursing Process 2 Community-Based Nursing and Home Health Care 3 Adult Development 4 Gerontologic Considerations 5 Health History and Physical Examination 6 Patient Education 7 Nursing Management: Stress 8 Alternative and Complementary Therapies 9 Nursing Management: Pain 10 Nursing Management: Substance Abuse and Dependence Section II Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease 11 Nursing Management: Inflammation and Infection 12 Nursing Management: Altered Immune Responses 13 Nursing Management: HIV Infection 14 Nursing Management: Cancer 15 Nursing Management: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances Section III Surgical Experience 16 Nursing Management: Preoperative Patient 17 Nursing Management: Patient During Surgery 18 Nursing Management: Postoperative Patient Section IV Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input 19 Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems 20 Nursing Management: Vision and Hearing Problems 21 Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System 22 Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems 23 Nursing Management: Patient with Burns Section V Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation 24 Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System 25 Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems 26 Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems 27 Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Section VI Problems of Oxygenation: Transport 28 Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System 29 Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems Section VII Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion 30 Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System 31 Nursing Management: Hypertension 32 Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease 33 Nursing Management: Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Surgery 34 Nursing Management: Arrhythmias 35 Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Valvular Heart Disorders 36 Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders Section VIII Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination 37 Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System 38 Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems 39 Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems 40 Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems 41 Nursing Management: Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas Problems Section IX Problems of Urinary Function 42 Nursing Assessment: Urinary System 43 Nursing Management: Renal and Urological Problems 44 Nursing Management: Acute and Chronic Renal Failure Section X Problems Related to Regulatory Mechanisms 45 Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System 46 Nursing Management: Patient with Diabetes 47 Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems 48 Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System 49 Nursing Management: Breast Disorders 50 Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 51 Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems 52 Nursing Management: Male Genitourinary Problems Section XI Problems Related to Movement and Coordination 53 Nursing Assessment: Neurologic System 54 Nursing Management: Intracranial Problems 55 Nursing Management: Patient with a Stroke 56 Nursing Management: Chronic Neurologic Problems 57 Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems 58 Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System 59 Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems 60 Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases Section XII Nursing Care in Specialized Settings 61 Nursing Management: Shock and Multiorgan Failure 62 Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure 63 Nursing Management: Critical Care 64 Nursing Management: Selected Emergency Situations Appendices A Nursing Diagnoses B Laboratory Values C Answer Key to Review Questions