cover image - Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455703753
Page Count: 1440
Imprint: Saunders
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Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455703753
Page Count: 1440
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $74.95
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With just the right level of information to equip you to effectively care for adults and older adults, Linton's Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition is the leading LPN/LVN text in its field. Covering both med-surg and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, it addresses your role in a variety of care settings, emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, and thoroughly covers all relevant NCLEX-PN Test Plan content. Abundant real-life case studies clearly show how to apply what you've learned to clinical practice.

    • Features separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), providing an in-depth understanding for patient care.
    • Offers foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoiding repetition later in the text
    • Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on the older adult and related disorders — no other LPN/LVN med-surg text has as much coverage of this primary patient group.
    • Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse — eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text.
    • Emphasizes content related to the NCLEX-PN Test Plan, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors.
    • Offers in-depth pharmacology coverage: the Pharmacology Tutorial covers drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes provide medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables in body systems chapters include classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions — all with the goal of reducing medication errors on the job and equipping you to pass the NCLEX exam.
    • Assists with assignment and supervision, helping you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and making sure you understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team.
    • Features Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables for a quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more.
    • Highlights timely information with Health Promotion boxes, Cultural Considerations boxes, Nutrition Considerations boxes, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes.
    • Provides bulleted lists of nursing instructions for Patient Teaching Plans, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education.
    • Provides consistent Nursing Care Plans that reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking, and Put on Your Thinking Cap Critical Thinking boxes encourage you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read.
    • Highlights safety and risk factors with a new Safety Considerations icon, alerting you to potential risks in the clinical setting.
    • Emphasizes evidence-based practice, providing specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care.
    • Offers a unique focus on prioritization throughout, with top priorities for each major disorder emphasized in all nursing care sections, to help you better prepare for the NCLEX exam.
    • Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! includes Key Points, Review Questions, and Case Studies that address the NCLEX Client Needs categories of Safe and Effective Care Environment, Physiological Integrity, Psychosocial Integrity, and Health Promotion and Maintenance. An excellent review for course assessments and the NCLEX exam!

    Enhanced resources on Evolve include:

    • Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! includes interactive prioritization exercises, case studies, review questions, and a pharmacology tutorial.
    • Fluids and Electrolytes Tutorial
    • Body Spectrum A&P Coloring Book
    • Spanish/English Glossary
    • Laboratory Reference Values
    • Expanded Audio Glossary
    • Animations of anatomy and physiology and procedures
  • Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

    Chapter 1: The Health Care System

    Chapter 2: Patient Care Settings

    Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Considerations

    Chapter 4: The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse

    Chapter 5: The Nurse-Patient Relationship

    Chapter 6: Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care

    Chapter 7: The Nurse and the Family

    Chapter 8: Health and Illness

    Chapter 9: Nutrition

    Chapter 10: Developmental Processes

    Chapter 11: The Older Patient

    Chapter 12: The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

    Chapter 13: Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity

    Chapter 14: Fluid and Electrolytes

    Chapter 15: Pain Management

    Unit Three: Acute Care

    Chapter 16: First Aid and Emergency Care and Disaster Management

    Chapter 17: Surgical Care

    Chapter 18: Intravenous Therapy

    Chapter 19: Shock

    Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

    Chapter 20: Falls

    Chapter 21: Immobility

    Chapter 22: Confusion

    Chapter 23: Incontinence

    Chapter 24: Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

    Unit Five: Cancer

    Chapter 25: The Patient with Cancer

    Chapter 26: The Ostomy Patient

    Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

    Chapter 27: Neurologic Disorders

    Chapter 28: Cerebrovascular Accident

    Chapter 29: Spinal Cord Injury

    Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

    Chapter 30: Acute Respiratory Disorders

    Chapter 31: Chronic Respiratory Disorders

    Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

    Chapter 32: Hematologic Disorders

    Chapter 33: Immunologic Disorders

    Chapter 34: HIV/AIDS

    Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

    Chapter 35: Cardiac Disorders

    Chapter 36: Vascular Disorders

    Chapter 37: Hypertension

    Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

    Chapter 38: Digestive Tract Disorders

    Chapter 39: Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

    Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

    Chapter 40: Urologic Disorders

    Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Chapter 41: Connective Tissue Disorders

    Chapter 42: Fractures

    Chapter 43: Amputations

    Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

    Chapter 44: Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

    Chapter 45: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

    Chapter 46: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

    Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

    Chapter 47: Female Reproductive Disorders

    Chapter 48: Male Reproductive Disorders

    Chapter 49: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

    Chapter 50: Skin Disorders

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

    Chapter 51: Eye and Vision Disorders

    Chapter 52: Ear and Hearing Disorders

    Chapter 53: Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

    Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

    Chapter 54: Psychological Responses to Illness

    Chapter 55: Psychiatric Disorders

    Chapter 56: Substance-Related Disorders

    References and Readings

    Illustration Credits

    Glossary (including Abbreviations, formerly Appendix A)


    Answers to Review Questions

    ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations (inside back cover)

  • 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
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