Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition

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Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition


Take your studying to another level with this trusted medical-surgical nursing learning tool! The Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 3rd Edition reinforces your mastery of the terms and concepts from deWit’s text and provides you with practice for the Boards. It includes updated exercises and creative activities that help you set priorities, apply the nursing process, and think critically — and a unique Steps Toward Better Communication section in each chapter that improves your communication and vocabulary skills.

    • UNIQUE! Steps Toward Better Communication sections include a vocabulary-building glossary, completion tasks, pronunciation and grammar exercises, and communication exercises.
    • UNIQUE! To the Student preface offers study hints for all students and additional tips for students with limited English proficiency.
    • Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, which include alternate-item format questions, test your knowledge of chapter content while providing valuable practice for the Boards.
    • Critical Thinking activities based on concepts in the textbook encourage you to apply what you have learned and draw conclusions.
    • Setting Priorities questions ask you to rank tasks in order of importance.
    • Cultural Points explore how the health care field varies in different countries, and how culture affects healthcare in our own country, to give you a broader perspective of nursing care outside your own comfort zone.
    • Clinical Situations applied to sample practice situations stimulate critical thinking and practical application of nursing concepts.
    • Meeting Clinical Objectives activities help you meet stated clinical practice objectives of the corresponding chapter.
    • Grammar Points exercises give you a refresher on common grammatical errors made in the nursing field.
    • Word Attack Skills provide focused concentration on some of the more important or confusing terms in the curriculum.
    • Review of structure and function of the human body refreshes you on content learned in previous classes and how it applies to this curriculum.
    • Completion exercises with key terms reinforce nursing vocabulary.
    • Short answer, identification, multiple choice, and matching questions use multiple formats to test your knowledge of concepts conveyed in the text.
    • Application of the Nursing Process questions reinforce the different stages of the nursing process.
    • Answer key for all activities and questions is provided to instructors to distribute to students at their discretion.
      • NEW! Updated exercises reflect the most current textbook content.
      Unit 1: Medical-Surgical Nursing Settings, Roles, and Issues
      1. Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients
      2. Critical Thinking and Nursing Process
      Unit 2: Medical-Surgical Patient Care Problems
      3. Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy
      4. Care of Preoperative and Intraoperative Surgical Patients
      5. Care of Postoperative Surgical Patients
      6. Infection Prevention and Control
      7. Care of Patients with Pain
      8. Care of Patients with Cancer
      9. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
      Unit 3: Immune System
      10. The Immune and Lymphatic Systems
      11. Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders and HIV/AIDS
      Unit 4: Respiratory System
      12. The Respiratory System
      13. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Respiratory System
      14. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Respiratory System
      Unit 5: Hematologic System
      15. The Hematologic System
      16. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders
      Unit 6: Cardiovascular System
      17. The Cardiovascular System
      18. Care of Patients with Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease
      19. Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders
      20. Care of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac Surgery
      Unit 7: Neurologic System
      21. The Neurologic System
      22. Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
      23. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Brain
      24. Care of Patients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders
      Unit 8: Sensory System
      25. The Sensory System: Eye and Ear
      26. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears
      Unit 9: Gastrointestinal System
      27. The Gastrointestinal System
      28. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal System
      29. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal System
      30. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreas
      Unit 10: Musculoskeletal System
      31. The Musculoskeletal System
      32. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
      Unit 11: Urinary System
      33. The Urinary System
      34. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System
      Unit 12: Endocrine System
      35. The Endocrine System
      36. Care of Patients with Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
      37. Care of Patients with Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
      Unit 13: Reproductive System
      38. Care of Women with Reproductive Disorders
      39. Care of Men with Reproductive Disorders
      40. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections
      Unit 14: Integumentary System
      41. The Integumentary System
      42. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders and Burns
      Unit 15: Emergency and Disaster Management
      43. Care of Patients in Disasters or Bioterrorism Attack
      44. Care of Patients with Trauma or Shock
      Unit 16: Mental Health Nursing of the Adult
      45. Care of Patients with Anxiety, Mood, and Eating Disorders
      46. Care of Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders
      47. Care of Patients with Cognitive Disorders
      48. Care of Patients with Thought and Personality Disorders
      Susan C. deWit, MSN, RN, CNS, PHN, Formerly, Instructor of Nursing, El Centro College, Dallas, TX; and Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, Holly Stromberg and Carol Dallred


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