Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition
Help your students provide quality nursing care for adults with medical-surgical and psychiatric disorders! Building upon the fundamentals of nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition helps students master the role and responsibilities of the LPN/LVN in medical-surgical care. The text addresses the special problems of older adult patients, then covers each major disorder by body system, presenting patient problems, goals, outcome criteria, and nursing interventions. Linton & Matteson’s text helps students build the clinical judgment skills needed to succeed on the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® examination and in nursing practice.
- UNIQUE! Older Adult Patient unit covers the special problems and disorders — such as falls, dementia, and incontinence — that are common to gerontologic patients, as this is the primary patient group for whom LPN/LVNs provide care.
- UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes Pharmacology Capsule boxes highlighting critical information for common drugs, Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions, and a Pharmacology Tutorial on the Evolve website covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities.
- Nursing care plans illustrate the application of content to the nursing process in realistic scenarios, with critical thinking questions to encourage thoughtful analysis of patient needs and nursing care.
- For each body system, an introductory chapter provides a refresher review of anatomy and physiology; to minimize repetition in subsequent chapters, relevant diagnostic tests and procedures are described; and common classifications of the drugs used to manage system disorders are introduced.
- Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points and includes review questions and critical thinking questions to help you prepare for class tests and the NCLEX-PN examination.
- Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes ask you to analyze and apply concepts to clinical situations.
- Patient Teaching boxes provide nursing instructions, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN in patient education.
- Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics.
- Nutrition Considerations boxes emphasize the role nutrition plays in disease and holistic nursing care.
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes break down nontraditional therapies along with precautions and possible side effects.
- Coordinated Care boxes highlight the team approach to patient care, helping nurses prioritize tasks and assign them safely to assistive personnel.
- Cultural Considerations boxes promote understanding of the needs of culturally diverse patients when planning nursing care.
- Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and make learning easier with terms listed at the beginning of each chapter, shown in color at first mention in the text, and defined in the glossary.
- NEW! Next-Generation NCLEX® case studies and new-format questions help you prepare for the licensure examination.
- NEW! Discussion of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model helps in developing the decision-making skills needed to plan effective nursing interventions.
- NEW! Content on disorders is thoroughly updated, including infection control and pandemic responses.
UNIT I MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING
1 Aspects of Medical-Surgical
UNIT II POPULATIONS RECEIVING MEDICAL-SURGICAL CARE
3 Medical-Surgical Patients: Individuals, Families,and Communities
UNIT III PATHOLOGY PROCESSES AND EFFECTS
4 Health, Illness, Stress, and Coping
5 Immunity, Inflammation, and Infection
6 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
7 The Patient With Cancer
UNIT IV SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF THE OLDER ADULT PATIENT
10 The Older Adult Patient
13 Delirium and Dementia
UNIT V THERAPEUTICS
16 Intravenous Therapy
18 The Patient With an Ostomy
19 Palliative and Hospice Care
20 Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Integrative Health Care
UNIT VI NEUROLOGICAL SYSTEM
21 Neurologic System Introduction
22 Neurologic Disorders
23 Cerebrovascular Accident
24 Spinal Cord Injury
UNIT VII RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
25 Respiratory System Introduction
26 Upper Respiratory Disorders
27 Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
28 Chronic Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
UNIT VIII HEMATOLOGIC AND IMMUNOLOGIC SYSTEMS
29 Hematologic System Introduction
30 Hematologic Disorders
31 Immunologic System Introduction
32 Immunologic Disorders
UNIT IX CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
33 Cardiovascular System Introduction
35 Cardiac Disorders
36 Vascular Disorders
UNIT X DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
37 Digestive System Introduction
38 Upper Digestive Tract Disorders
39 Lower Digestive Tract Disorders
40 Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders
UNIT XI UROLOGIC SYSTEM
41 Urologic System Introduction
42 Urologic Disorders
UNIT XII MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
43 Musculoskeletal System Introduction
44 Connective Tissue Disorders
UNIT XIII ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
47 Endocrine System Introduction
48 Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders
49 Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
50 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
UNIT XIV REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS
51 Female Reproductive System Introduction
52 Female Reproductive Disorders
53 Male Reproductive System Introduction
54 Male Reproductive Disorders
55 Sexually Transmitted Infections
UNIT XV INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEMS
56 Integumentary System Introduction
57 Skin Disorders
UNIT XVI SPECIAL SENSES: VISION AND HEARING
58 Special Senses: Vision and Hearing Introduction
59 Eye and Vision Disorders
60 Ear and Hearing Disorders
UNIT XVII MEDICAL-SURGICAL PATIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
61 Psychobiologic Disorders
62 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
UNIT XVIII NURSING IN DISASTERS AND FIRST AID
63 First Aid, Emergency Care, and Disaster Management
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND READER REFERENCES
Adrianne Dill Linton, BSN, MN, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Texas San Antonio School of Nursing. and Mary Ann Matteson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Family Nursing at the University of Texas San Antonio School of Nursing