Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing.

  • UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process.

    • Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available.

    • UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow's nursing practice.

    • UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination.

      • Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website.

      • Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.

      • UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course.

      • UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations.

      • UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on 'need-to-know' content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse.

      • Rich array of effective learning aids includes:

        • Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care
        • Best Practice for Emergency Care
        • Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management 
        • Nursing Focus on the Older Adult
        • Home Care Assessment
        • Focused Assessment
        • Common Examples of Drug Therapy
        • Evidence-Based Practice
        • Concept Maps
        • Laboratory Profiles
        • Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
        • Patient safety is emphasized throughout with Nursing Safety Priority features, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescue, and Action Alerts.

        • More NCLEX Examination preparation, including integrated NCLEX Examination Challenges to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on todayÕs NCLEX Examination.

        • Greater use of realistic clinical language familiarizes you with the terminology actually used by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice today.

        • Streamlined, prioritized coverage of the nursing process highlights the most important patient problems, regardless of whether they can be addressed by independent nursing actions or must be addressed by collaborative interventions.

        • UNIQUE! New ties to QSEN competencies for patient safety inform you of the best safety practices in medical-surgical nursing.

        • More coverage of evidence-based practice teaches you how to appraise the validity of research and provides synopses of recent nursing research and other evidence-based articles.

        • Student Resources on Evolve include animations, video clips, audio clips, tutorials, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and more.

        • Improved layout and design streamlines content for an easier reading experience.

        • Coverage of core genetics competencies acquaints you with new research demonstrating a genetic component to many diseases and disorders.

        • Increased emphasis on health promotion and promotion of self-care offers strategies for helping people recover from illness and stay well and prevent illness.
        • All-new Concept Maps match the streamlined nursing process format of the text and employ more creative, visually oriented symbols.

        Unit I: Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing

        1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

        2. Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies

        3. Common Health Problems of Older Adults

        4. Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

        5. Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign

        6. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing

        7. Evidence-Based Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing NEW!

        8. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems

        9. End-of-Life Care

        Unit II: Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness

        10 Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing

        11 Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies

        12 Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

        Unit III: Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

        13. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

        14. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances

        15. Infusion Therapy

        Unit IV: Management of Perioperative Patients

        16. Care of Preoperative Patients

        17. Care of Intraoperative Patients

        18. Care of Postoperative Patients

        Concept Overview: Protection

        Unit V: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Immune System

        19. Inflammation and the Immune Response

        20. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases

        21. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immune Deficiencies

        22. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity

        23. Cancer Development

        24. Care of Patients with Cancer

        25. Care of Patients with Infection EXPANDED!

        Unit VI: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

        26. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

        27. Care of Patients with Skin Problems

        28. Care of Patients with Burns

        Concept Overview: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion

        Unit VII: Problems of Oxygenation: Management of Patient with Problems of the Respiratory Tract

        29. Assessment of the Respiratory System

        30. Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy

        31. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems

        32. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems

        33. Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems

        34. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Problems

        Unit VIII: Problems of Cardiac Output and Tissue Perfusion: Management of Patient with Problems of the Cardiovascular System

        35. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

        36. Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias

        37. Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems

        38. Care of Patients with Vascular Problems

        39. Care of Patients with Shock

        40. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

        Unit IX: Problems of Tissue Perfusion: Management of Patients with Problems of the Hematologic System

        41. Assessment of the Hematologic System

        42. Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems

        Concept Overview: Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition

        Unit X: Problems of Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition: Management of Patients with Problems of the Nervous System

        43. Assessment of the Nervous System

        44. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain

        45. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord

        46. Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System

        47. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurologic Problem

        Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF, Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs;
        Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators;
        President, DI Associates, Inc.
        Placitas, New Mexico and M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


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