Medical-Surgical Nursing Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
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 Nursing
2. Medical-Surgical Practice Settings
3. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
UNIT II: Populations Receiving Medical-Surgical Care
4. Medical-Surgical Patients: Individuals, Families, and Communities
UNIT III: Pathology Processes and Effects
5. Health, Illness, Stress, and Coping
6. Immunity, Inflammation, and Infection
7. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
UNIT IV: Special Problems of the Older Adult Patient
11. The Older Adult Patient
14. Delirium & Dementia
UNIT V: Therapeutics
17. Intravenous Therapy
20. Palliative and Hospice Care
21. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
UNIT VI: Neurological System
22. Neurological System Introduction
23. Neurological Disorders
24. Cerebrovascular Accident
25. Spinal Cord Injury
UNIT VII: Respiratory System
26. Respiratory System Introduction
27. Upper Respiratory Disorders
28. Acute Lower Respiratory Disorders
29. Chronic Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
UNIT VIII: Hematologic and Immunologic Systems
30. Hematologic System Introduction
31. Hematologic Disorders
32. Immunologic System Introduction
33. Immunologic Disorders
UNIT IX: Cardiovascular System
34. Cardiovascular System Introduction
35. Cardiac Disorders
36. Vascular Disorders
UNIT X: Digestive System
38. Digestive System Introduction
39. Upper Digestive Tract Disorders
40. Lower Digestive Tract Disorders
41. Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders
UNIT XI: Urologic System
42. Urologic System Introduction
43. Urologic Disorders
UNIT XII: Musculoskeletal System
44. Musculoskeletal System Introduction
45. Connective Tissue Disorders
UNIT XIII: Endocrine System
48. Endocrine System Introduction
49. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders
50. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
51. Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
UNIT XIV: Reproductive Systems
52. Female Reproductive System Introduction
53. Female Reproductive Disorders
54. Male Reproductive System Introduction
55. Male Reproductive Disorders
56. Sexually Transmitted Infections
UNIT XV: Integumentary Systems
57. Integumentary System Introduction
58. Skin Disorders
UNIT XVI: Special Senses
59. Special Senses Introduction
60. Eye and Vision Disorders
61. Ear and Hearing Disorders
UNIT XVII: Medical-Surgical Patients with Psychiatric Disorders
62. Psychobiologic Disorders
63. Substance Abuse
UNIT XVIII: Nursing in Disasters and First Aid
64. First Aid, Emergency Care, and Disaster Management
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