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Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition
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Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition

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Student-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.

  • Helps you hone critical thinking skills essential for success on licensure exams and in clinical practice.
  • Reinforces textbook content and provides ample opportunity for self-assessment with a wide variety of learning activities, including matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.
  • Includes textbook page references, making self-assessment easier and faster.
  • Emphasizes application of nursing concepts with new knowledge and comprehension exercises and activities that ask you to apply your knowledge to patient care situations.
  • Features a new section at the end of each chapter: Challenge Yourself! Getting Ready for the NCLEX includes both standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions (over 1,800) that test your knowledge of chapter content while providing practice for the Boards.
  • Provides valuable practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs) -- skills that are essential for providing effective nursing care and are covered on the NCLEX-PN Examination.
  • Links you to online Evolve resources, where you'll find an additional set of review questions, encouraging utilization of and familiarity with an electronic format.

Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

1. The Health Care System

2. Patient Care Settings

3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse

5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship

6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care

7. The Nurse and the Family

8. Health and Illness

9. Nutrition

10. Developmental Processes

11. The Older Patient

12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity

14. Fluid and Electrolytes

15. Pain Management

Unit Three: Acute Care

16. First Aid and Emergency Care

17. Surgical Care

18. Intravenous Therapy

19. Shock

Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

20. Falls

21. Immobility

22. Confusion

23. Incontinence

24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

Unit Five: Cancer

25. The Patient with Cancer

26. The Ostomy Patient

Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

27. Neurologic Disorders

28. Cerebrovascular Accident

29. Spinal Cord Injury

Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

30. Acute Respiratory Disorders

31. Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

32. Hematologic Disorders

33. Immunologic Disorders

34. HIV/AIDS

Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

35. Cardiac Disorders

36. Vascular Disorders

37. Hypertension

Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

38. Digestive Tract Disorders

39. Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

40. Urologic Disorders

Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

41. Connective Tissue Disorders

42. Fractures

43. Amputations

Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

44. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

45. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

46. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

47. Female Reproductive Disorders

48. Male Reproductive Disorders

49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

50. Skin Disorders

Unit Sixteen: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

51. Eye and Vision Disorders

52. Ear and Hearing Disorders

53. Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

54. Psychological Responses to Illness

55. Psychiatric Disorders

56. Substance-Related Disorders

Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN, Instructor, The Health Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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