Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition

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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

                                  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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