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Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition

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Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition

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This well-respected, comprehensive textbook covers the complete diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions encountered in the care of adults. Its straightforward writing style promotes quick comprehension of the subject matter, yet the text is known for its solid, balanced presentation of medical and nursing management and for its in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. The eighth edition brings together a superior author team and includes outstanding content and features that reflect the evolving field of medical-surgical nursing and will help students pass the NCLEX-RN® examination.
  • Solid presentation of pathophysiology and medical, surgical, and nursing management.
  • More than 70 Patient/Family Teaching boxes underscore the text's comprehensive treatment approach.
  • Content on collaborative management highlights the necessity of cooperation and teamwork in patient care.
  • Health promotion and prevention concepts are integrated throughout to stress the importance of ongoing care.
  • More than 150 Guidelines for Safe Practice boxes give step-by-step instructions for providing safe, effective care.
  • Common Medications tables outline nursing considerations and information on key drug groups.
  • Clinical Manifestations boxes summarize important indications related to specific conditions.
  • Gerontologic Assessment boxes and Gerontologic Considerations sections remind students of unique considerations in the care of older adults.
  • Risk Factors boxes alert the reader to characteristics of disease etiology to consider when assessing and caring for patients.
  • Research boxes show how significant research studies apply to daily nursing practice.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes identify national health objectives relevant to the topic of discussion.
  • Future Watch boxes alert readers to topics on the horizon, such as developments in genetics and in gender-based medicine.
  • Complementary & Alternative Therapies boxes discuss the increasing popularity and significance of complementary and alternative therapies in relation to traditional treatments.
  • Nursing Care Plans cover more than 30 patient situations, illustrating the use of NANDA diagnoses, outcome criteria, NIC priority interventions, NOC suggested outcomes, and specific nursing interventions with rationales.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes identify the Topic Question, Evidence Base, Findings, and Conclusions of research studies pertinent to current medical and nursing practice.
  • The concept of community-based care is introduced in a new chapter and incorporated into other chapters as appropriate.
  • Nursing Management sections have been reorganized to clarify the correlation among nursing diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and associated interventions.
  • Preparing for Practice boxes in selected chapters are linked to a new interactive clinical exercise on the Companion CD, giving students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and clinical judgment in caring for patients within a simulated hospital setting.
  • The text includes new and expanded chapters related to genetics and disease, emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism, palliative care, and rehabilitation.
  • Are You Ready? boxes test students' mastery of content just covered, reinforcing key concepts and building confidence for taking the NCLEX examination.
  • Ethical Alert boxes discuss timely ethical issues nurses face in clinical practice, such as genetic testing and therapy and forced immunization.
  • Legal Alert boxes present critical legal considerations, including protocol for medical and nursing interventions, patient consent for treatment or testing, and the duty to warn.
  • Key terms with page-number references are listed at the beginning of each chapter and set in boldface type within the text.
UNIT 1 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING TODAY

1. Scope of Medical-Surgical Nursing

2. The Aging Population

3. Healthy Lifestyles

4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

5. Genetics and Disease

6. Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism

7. Rehabilitation and Chronic Illness

8. Palliative and End-of-Life Care


UNIT 2 CARE SETTINGS

9. Emergency Care

10. Critical Care

11. Community-Based Care

12. Long-Term Care


UNIT 3 PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

13. Preoperative Nursing

14. Intraoperative Nursing

15. Postoperative Nursing


UNIT 4 COMMON PROBLEMS

16. Pain

17. Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance

18. Acid-Base Imbalance

19. Shock


UNIT 5 IMMUNOLOGIC PROBLEMS

20. Assessment of the Immune System

21. Immunologic Problems

22. HIV Infection and AIDS

23. Cancer


UNIT 6 RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

24. Assessment of the Respiratory System

25. Upper Airway Problems

26. Lower Airway Problems

27. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


UNIT 7 CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

28. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

29. Coronary Artery Disease and Dysrhythmias

30. Heart Failure, Valvular, and Inflammatory Problems of the Heart

31. Vascular Problems


UNIT 8 HEMATOLOGIC PROBLEMS

32. Assessment of the Hematologic System

33. Hematologic Problems


UNIT 9 RENAL PROBLEMS

34. Assessment of the Renal System

35. Kidney and Urinary Tract Problems

36. Kidney Failure


UNIT 10 ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS

37. Assessment of the Endocrine System

38. Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Gland Problems

39. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia


UNIT 11 GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

40. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System

41. Mouth and Esophagus Problems

42. Stomach and Duodenum Problems

43. Intestinal Problems

44. Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreatic Problems


UNIT 12 HEPATIC PROBLEMS

45. Assessment of the Hepatic Problems

46. Hepatic Problems


UNIT 13 NEUROLOGIC PROBLEMS

47. Assessment of the Nervous System

48. Traumatic and Neoplastic Problems of the Brain

49. Vascular and Degenerative Problems of the Brain

50. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems


UNIT 14 MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS

51. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal Problems

52. Trauma to the Musculoskeletal System

53. Degenerative Disorders

54. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


UNIT 15 REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS

55. Assessment of the Reproductive System

56. Female Reproductive Problems

57. Male Reproductive Problems

58. Problems of the Breast

59. Sexually Transmitted Diseases


UNIT 16 EYE PROBLEMS

60. Assessment of the Visual System

61. Problems of the Eye


UNIT 17 EAR PROBLEMS

62. Assessment of the Auditory System

63. Problems of the Ear


UNIT 18 SKIN PROBLEMS

64. Assessment of the Skin

65. Problems of the Skin

66. Burns


Selected Bibliography

Illustration Credits
Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, USA, Judith K. Sands, EdD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, Professor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing; Co-Director, Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA, Jane F. Marek, MSN, RN, APRN, BC, Instructor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA and Carol J. Green-Nigro, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, USA

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