Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition

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Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition


Reader-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.

    • Learning activities include matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.
    • Approximately 2,000 review questions include revised as well as new standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions.
    • NCLEX review question answer rationales discuss both correct and incorrect responses to help you explore the logic of your choices. 
    • Prioritization activities provide practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs, including nurse aids and nurse assistants).
    • NEW! Completely revised content matches the most up-to-date nursing diagnoses.
    1. The Health Care System
    2. Nursing in Varied Patient Care Settings
    3. Legal and Ethical Considerations
    4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
    5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship
    6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care
    7. The Nurse and the Family
    8. Health and Illness
    9. Nutrition
    10. Developmental Processes
    11. The Older Patient
    12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
    13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity
    14. Fluid and Electrolytes
    15. Pain Management
    16. First Aid, Emergency Care, and Disaster Management
    17. Surgical Care
    18. Intravenous Therapy
    19. Shock
    20. Falls
    21. Immobility
    22. Delirium and Dementia
    23. Incontinence
    24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care
    25. The Patient with Cancer
    26. The Patient with an Ostomy
    27. Neurologic Disorders
    28. Cerebrovascular Accident
    29. Spinal Cord Injury
    30. Disorders of the Upper Respiratory Tract: Nose, Sinuses, Throat
    31. Acute Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract
    32. Chronic Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract
    33. Hematologic Disorders
    34. Immunologic Disorders
    35. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    36. Cardiac Disorders
    37. Vascular Disorders
    38. Hypertension
    39. Disorders of the Upper Digestive Tract
    40. Disorders of the Lower Digestive Tract
    41. Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders
    42. Urologic Disorders
    43. Connective Tissue Disorders
    44. Fractures
    45. Amputations
    46. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders
    47. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
    48. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia
    49. Female Reproductive Disorders
    50. Male Reproductive Disorders
    51. Sexually Transmitted Infections
    52. Skin Disorders
    53. Eye and Vision Disorders
    54. Ear and Hearing Disorders
    55. Psychologic Responses to Illness
    56. Psychiatric Disorders
    57. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
    Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN, Instructor, The Health Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


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