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Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s.

  • UNIQUE! A collaborative approach that presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process.
  • A reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical textbooks on the market.
  • Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the companion CD and EVOLVE website.
  • Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points lists organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes now include highlighted Levels of Evidence to teach you how to appraise the level of validity of research and provide synopses of recent nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing.
  • Considerations boxes highlight important nursing considerations to help you better understand how to care for older adults, women, and patients from various cultural and genetic backgrounds.
  • Streamlined Concept Maps now emphasize information on what is critical for you to know for patient rescue by providing the links among pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention.
  • UNIQUE! New Human Needs focus and features help you learn to think clinically and be prepared to make sound clinical decisions at the bedside.
  • UNIQUE! Seven richly illustrated Human Needs Overviews relate concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals to disorders that you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter-ending Human Needs Assessment Reviews and Human Needs Nursing Care Reviews demonstrate application of these Fundamentals concepts to specific disorders.
  • UNIQUE! New Decision-Making Challenges throughout the book teach you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations.
  • UNIQUE! NCLEX Examination Challenge questions throughout the chapters are now organized by NCLEX Client Needs Category and apply chapter content to the categories and subcategories of the NCLEX test plan.
  • Increased emphasis on prioritization, delegation to equip you with these increasingly important skills, which continue to be a major focus of the NCLEX Examination.
  • Expanded coverage of emergency and disaster preparedness prepares you to deal not only with common environmental emergencies but also with the consequences of bioterrorism and mass-casualty events.
  • New Patient Safety icons highlight content reflecting The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals initiative and the National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Companion CD-ROM features more than 1,000 interactive questions, an audio glossary, 35 animations, more than 40 Health Assessment video clips, 20 audio clips of key heart and lung sounds, and 45 Health Assessment images of key health assessment findings.
UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS FOR MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING

1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

2. Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies

3. Common Health Problems of Older Adults

4. Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

5. Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign

6. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing

7. Substance Abuse and Medical-Surgical Nursing

8. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems

9. End-of-Life Care


UNIT II. CONCEPTS OF EMERGENCY CARE AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

10. Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing

11. Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies

12. NEW! Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness


UNIT III. MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH FLUID, ELECTROLYTE, AND ACID-BASE IMBALANCES

13. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

14. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances

15. Infusion Therapy


UNIT IV. MANAGEMENT OF PERIOPERATIVE PATIENTS

16. Care of Preoperative Patients

17. Care of Intraoperative Patients

18. Care of Postoperative Patients


NEW! HUMAN NEEDS OVERVIEW: PROTECTION


UNIT V. PROBLEMS OF PROTECTION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

19. Inflammation and the Immune Response

20. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases

21. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immunodeficiencies

22. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity

23. Cancer Development

24. Care of Patients with Cancer

25. EXPANDED! Care of Patients with Infection


UNIT VI. PROBLEMS OF PROTECTION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS

26. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

27. Care of Patients with Skin Problems

28. Care of Patients with Burns


NEW! HUMAN NEEDS OVERVIEW: OXYGENATION AND TISSUE PERFUSION


UNIT VII. PROBLEMS OF OXYGENATION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT

29. Assessment of the Respiratory System

30. Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy

31. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems

32. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems

33. Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems

34. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Problems


UNIT VIII. PROBLEMS OF CARDIAC OUTPUT AND TISSUE PERFUSION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

35. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

36. Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias

37. Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems

38. Care of Patients with Vascular Problems

39. Care of Patients with Shock

40. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes


UNIT IX. PROBLEMS OF TISSUE PERFUSION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE HEMATOLOGIC SYSTEM

41. Assessment of the Hematologic System

42. Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems


NEW! HUMAN NEEDS OVERVIEW: MOBILITY, SENSATION, AND COGNITION


UNIT X. PROBLEMS OF MOBILITY, SENSATION, AND COGNITION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

43. Assessment of the Nervous System

44. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain

45. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord

46. Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System

47. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurolo
Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF, Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs;
Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators;
President, DI Associates, Inc.
Placitas, New Mexico and M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
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