ISBN: 9781455740536
Page Count: 1968
Imprint: Saunders
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by Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF and M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
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ISBN: 9781455740536
Page Count: 1968
Imprint: Saunders
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Written by two expert authors, this trend-setting textbook of medical-surgical nursing offers cutting-edge content that’s easy to understand. The sixth edition includes a new emphasis on clinical decision-making for patient-centered collaborative care and more streamlined and balanced coverage of the core body of knowledge needed for safe clinical practice. There is also expanded coverage of emergency and disaster preparedness along with an enhanced “Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination” feature that includes the addition of new NCLEX Challenge questions.
    • UNIQUE! A collaborative approach that presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process.
    • A reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical textbooks on the market.
    • Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the companion CD and EVOLVE website.
    • Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points lists organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes now include highlighted Levels of Evidence to teach you how to appraise the level of validity of research and provide synopses of recent nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing.
    • Considerations boxes highlight important nursing considerations to help you better understand how to care for older adults, women, and patients from various cultural and genetic backgrounds.
    • Streamlined Concept Maps now emphasize information on what is critical for you to know for patient rescue by providing the links among pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention.
    • UNIQUE! New Human Needs focus and features help you learn to think clinically and be prepared to make sound clinical decisions at the bedside.
    • UNIQUE! Seven richly illustrated Human Needs Overviews relate concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals to disorders that you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
    • UNIQUE! Chapter-ending Human Needs Assessment Reviews and Human Needs Nursing Care Reviews demonstrate application of these Fundamentals concepts to specific disorders.
    • UNIQUE! New Decision-Making Challenges throughout the book teach you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations.
    • UNIQUE! NCLEX Examination Challenge questions throughout the chapters are now organized by NCLEX Client Needs Category and apply chapter content to the categories and subcategories of the NCLEX test plan.
    • Increased emphasis on prioritization, delegation to equip you with these increasingly important skills, which continue to be a major focus of the NCLEX Examination.
    • Expanded coverage of emergency and disaster preparedness prepares you to deal not only with common environmental emergencies but also with the consequences of bioterrorism and mass-casualty events.
    • New Patient Safety icons highlight content reflecting The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals initiative and the National Patient Safety Goals.
    • Companion CD-ROM features more than 1,000 interactive questions, an audio glossary, 35 animations, more than 40 Health Assessment video clips, 20 audio clips of key heart and lung sounds, and 45 Health Assessment images of key health assessment findings.
  • 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. Substance Abuse and Medical-Surgical Nursing

    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. NEW! 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


    NEW! HUMAN NEEDS 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 Immunodeficiencies

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

    23. Cancer Development

    24. Care of Patients with Cancer

    25. EXPANDED! Care of Patients with Infection


    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


    NEW! HUMAN NEEDS OVERVIEW: OXYGENATION AND TISSUE PERFUSION


    UNIT VII. PROBLEMS OF OXYGENATION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS 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 PATIENTS 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


    NEW! HUMAN NEEDS 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 Neurolo
  • 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, Senior Volunteer Faculty, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
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