Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition

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Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition


Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s.

    • UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing.
    • Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available.
    • UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts.
    • UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters.
    • An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems.
    • UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website.
    • UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
    • Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more.
    • A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems.
    • Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. 
    • UNIQUE! Concentration on essential 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 safety as a beginning nurse.
      • NEW! Enhanced focus on QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) competencies includes new icons identifying QSEN competency material and new Quality Improvement boxes describing projects that made a dramatic difference in patient outcomes.
      • UPDATED learning features include an expanded emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills; on prioritization, delegation, and supervision skills; on long-term care issues; and on preparation for the NCLEX® Examination and consistency with the 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan.
      • NEW! UNIQUE! Care of Transgender Patients chapter discusses the unique health care needs and issues specific to the transgender community.
      • Improved delineation of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses clearly differentiate NANDA diagnoses from collaborative problems.
      • NEW photos and drawings show patient care skills as well as the latest in nursing education and practice.
      Unit 1: Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing
      1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice
      2. Common Health Problems of Older Adults
      3. Assessment and Care of Patients with Pain
      4. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing
      5. Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care
      6. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems
      7. End-of-Life Care
      Unit II: Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
      8. Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing
      9. Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies
      10. Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
      Unit III: Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
      11. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
      12. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances
      13. Infusion Therapy
      Unit IV: Management of Perioperative Patients
      14. Care of Preoperative Patients
      15. Care of Intraoperative Patients
      16. Care of Postoperative Patients
      Concept Overview: Protection
      Unit V: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Immune System
      17. Inflammation and the Immune Response
      18. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases
      19. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immunodeficiencies
      20. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity
      21. Cancer Development
      22. Care of Patients with Cancer
      23. Care of Patients with Infection
      Unit VI: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
      24. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
      25. Care of Patients with Skin Problems
      26. Care of Patients with Burns
      Concept Overview: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion
      Unit VII: Problems of Oxygenation: Management of Patients with Problems of the Respiratory Tract
      27. Assessment of the Respiratory System
      28. Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy
      29. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems
      30. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems
      31. Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems
      32. 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
      33. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
      34. Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias
      35. Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems
      36. Care of Patients with Vascular Problems
      37. Care of Patients with Shock
      38. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
      Unit IX: Problems of Tissue Perfusion: Management of Patients with Problems of the Hematologic System
      39. Assessment of the Hematologic System
      40. Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems
      Concept Overview: Mobility, Sensory Perception, and Cognition
      Unit X: Problems of Cognition, Mobility, and Sensory Perception: Management of Patients with Problems of the Nervous System
      41. Assessment of the Nervous System
      42. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain
      43. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord
      44. Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System
      45. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurologic Problems
      Unit XI: Problems of Sensation: Management of Patients with Problems of the Sensory System
      46. Assessment of the Eye and Vision
      47. Care of Patients with Eye and Vision Problems
      48. Assessment and Care of Patients with Ear and Hearing Problems
      Unit XII: Problems of Mobility: Management of Patients with Problems of the Musculoskel
      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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