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cover image - deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323640374
Page Count: 1280
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $79.99

deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Holly Stromberg

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323640374
Page Count: 1280
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $79.99
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Get the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® exam and succeed in practice! deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 4th Edition builds on the fundamentals of nursing with complete coverage of adult medical-surgical conditions, including roles, settings, health care trends, and all body systems and their disorders. It provides special attention to care of older adults, those with chronic illnesses, and residents in long-term care settings. Written by nursing educator Holly Stromberg, deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing makes exam prep easier with NCLEX-PN® review questions, and reflects national LPN/LVN standards with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and patient safety.

    • Safety alerts emphasize safety precautions to protect patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, spread of disease, and medication-related accidents.
    • Older Adult Care Points address the unique care issues of gerontologic nursing, and describe assessment and interventions for long-term care patients.
    • Nursing care plans show plans of care based on patient history, including patient goals and outcomes, with critical thinking questions allowing you to assess your understanding of nursing care concepts.
    • Assignment Considerations cover task delegation from the RN to the LPN/LVN and from the LPN/LVN to unlicensed assistive personnel, as allowed by each state’s nurse practice act.
    • Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points and includes review questions to help you prepare for class tests and the NCLEX-PN examination.
    • Focused Assessment boxes show how to collect patient data, including history, physical, and psychosocial assessment.
    • Home Care Considerations focus on adapting medical-surgical nursing care to the home environment after discharge.
    • Cultural Considerations promote understanding of various ethnic groups and sensitivity to differing beliefs and practices.
    • Communication boxes help in developing therapeutic communication skills in realistic patient care situations.
    • Patient Teaching boxes provide instructions and guidelines for educating patients on post-hospital care.
    • Legal and Ethical Considerations describe legal issues and ethical dilemmas that may face the practicing nurse.
    • Think Critically encourages you to synthesize information and apply concepts to practice.
    • Nutrition Considerations emphasize the role nutrition plays in disease and nursing care.
    • Medication tables provide quick access to dosages and side effects of commonly used medications.
    • Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, making learning easier with terms listed at the beginning of each chapter, appearing in blue at first mention or where defined in the text, and defined in the glossary.
    • NEW! Concepts boxes and concept maps help you visualize how a disorder and its treatment can affect each of the body systems.
    • NEW Normal Male and Female Reproductive System Findings chapter includes LGBTQ content, focusing on understanding and nursing care of these individuals.
    • NEW! Additional photos and illustrations show new equipment, procedures, and patient care.
  • Unit I: Medical-Surgical Nursing Settings
    1. Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients
    2. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
    Unit II: Medical-Surgical Patient Care Problems
    3. Fluid, 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 III: Immune System
    10. The Immune and Lymphatic Systems
    11. Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders
    Unit IV: 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 V: Hematologic System
    15. The Hematologic System
    16. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders
    Unit VI: 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 VII: Neurologic System
    21. The Neurologic System
    22. Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
    23. Care of Patients with Brain Disorders
    24. Care of Patients with Peripheral Nerve and Degenerative Neurologic Disorders
    Unit VIII: Sensory System
    25. The Sensory System: Eye
    26. The Sensory System: Ear
    Unit IX: 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 X: Musculoskeletal System
    31. The Musculoskeletal System
    32. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
    Unit XI: Urinary System
    33. The Urinary System
    34. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System
    Unit XII: 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 XIII: Reproductive System
    38. NEW! Normal Male and Female Reproductive System Findings
    39. Care of Women with Reproductive Disorders
    40. Care of Men with Reproductive Disorders
    41. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Unit XIV: Integumentary System
    42. The Integumentary System
    43. Care of Patents with Integumentary Disorders and Burns
    Unit XV: Emergency and Disaster Management
    44. Care of Patients in Disasters or Bioterrorism Attack
    45. Care of Patients with Emergent Conditions, Trauma, and Shock
    Unit XVI: Mental Health Nursing of the Adult
    46. Care of Patients with Cognitive Function Disorders
    47. Care of Patients with Anxiety, Mood, and Eating Disorders
    48. Care of Patients with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
    49. Care of Patients with Thought and Personality Disorders
    Appendix A: Most Common Laboratory Test Values
    Appendix B: Standard Precautions
    Appendix C: Standard Steps for All Nursing Procedures
  • Holly Stromberg
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