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cover image - Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323072540
Page Count: 840
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $59.95

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition

by Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN and Carol Green, PhD, MN, RN, CNE


cover image - Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323072540
Page Count: 840
Imprint: Mosby
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Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference!

    • More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference.
    • A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder:
      • Overview/Pathophysiology
      • Assessment
      • Diagnostic Tests
      • Collaborative Management
      • Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions
      • Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning
    • Outcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome.
    • Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge.
    • Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions.
    • An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care.
    • Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference.
    • A durable, water-resistant cover prolongs the life of the book.
    • Thorough updates provide you with the latest evidence-based practice content and clinical developments, including the newest Joint Commission standards, latest screening recommendations, revised treatment guidelines, new drugs, and lab tests.
    • New Burns section covers the care of burns in the medical-surgical setting.
    • New Immunologic Disorders unit discusses transfusion reactions, hypersensitivity, and AIDS.
    • New Cancer Care unit updates and expands coverage of lung cancer, nervous system tumors, GI malignancies, neoplastic diseases of the hematopoietic system, head/neck cancers, breast cancer, and GI cancer.
    • An emphasis on patient safety addresses preventable patient safety issues.
  • 1. General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients

    Perioperative Care


    Prolonged Bed Rest

    Psychosocial Support

    Psychosocial Support for the Family and Significant Others

    Older Adult Care

    2. Respiratory Disorders

    Acute Respiratory Disorders

      • Atelectasis
      • Pneumonia
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pulmonary Embolus
      • Pneumothorax/Hemothorax
      • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Acute Respiratory Failure

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder

      • Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
      • Asthma

    3. Cardiovascular Disorders

    Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

      • Hypertension
      • Coronary Heart Disease
      • Heart Failure
      • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Inflammatory Heart Disorders

      • Pericarditis
      • Infective Endocarditis

    Valvular Heart Disorders

      • Mitral Stenosis
      • Mitral Insufficiency
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Insufficiency

    Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes

      • Cardiac and Noncardiac Shock (Circulatory Failure)
      • Sudden Cardiac Death
      • Cardiac Surgery


      • Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
      • Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter
      • Defibrillators

    Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System

      • Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease
      • Aneurysms
      • Arterial Embolism
      • Venous Thrombosis/Thrombophlebitis

    4. Renal-Urinary Disorders

    Renal Disorders

      • Glomerulonephritis
      • Acute Pyelonephritis
      • Hydronephrosis
      • Renal Artery Stenosis

    Renal Failure

      • Acute Renal Failure
      • Chronic Kidney Disease

    Renal Dialysis

      • Peritoneal Dialysis
      • Hemodialysis

    Renal Transplant

    Disorders of the Urinary Tract

      • Urinary Tract Infection
      • Ureteral Calculi
      • Urinary Tract Obstruction

    Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes

      • Urinary Incontinence
      • Urinary Retention
      • Neurogenic Bladder

    Urinary Diversions

    5. Neurologic Disorders

    Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System

      • Multiple Sclerosis
      • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
      • Bacterial Meningitis

    Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System

      • Parkinsonism
      • Alzheimer Disease

    Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System

      • Intervertebral Disk Disease
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System

      • Cerebral Aneurysm
      • Stroke

    Seizures and Epilepsy

    General Care of Patients With Neurologic Disorders

    6. Endocrine Disorders

    Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Hypothyroidism

    Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands

      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Hypoparathyroidism

    Disorders of the Adrenal Glands

      • Addison's Disease

      • Cushing's Disease

    Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

      • Diabetes Insipidus
      • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

    Diabetes Mellitus

      • General Discussion
      • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
      • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome
      • Hypoglycemia

    7. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus

      • Stomatitis
      • Hiatal Hernia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Barrett's Esophagus

    Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines

      • Peptic Ulcers
      • Malabsorption/Maldigestion
      • Intestinal Obstructive Processes
      • Peritonitis
      • Appendicitis

    Intestinal Inflammatory Processes

      • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
      • Polyps/Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Fecal Diversions

    Abdominal Trauma

    Hepatic and Biliary Disorders

      • Hepatitis
      • Cirrhosis
      • Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, and Cholangitis


    8. Hematologic Disorders

    Disorders of the Red Blood Cells

      • Anemia of Chronic Disease
      • Hemolytic and Sickle Cell Anemia
      • Aplastic Anemia
      • Polycythemia

    Disorders of Coagulation

      • Thrombocytopenia
      • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    9. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Arthritic Disorders

      • Osteoarthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Muscular and Connective Tissue Disor

  • Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, 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 and Carol Green, PhD, MN, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO, USA; Captain, US Navy Nurse Corps
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