ISBN: 9781455772582
Page Count: 1872
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Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition

by Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF and M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
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ISBN: 9781455772582
Page Count: 1872
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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 Musculoskeletal System
    49. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System
    50. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Problems
    51. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma
    Concept Overview: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Bowel Elimination
    Unit XIII:  Problems of Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination: Management of Patients with Problems of the Gastrointestinal System
    52. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System
    53. Care of Patients with Oral Cavity Problems
    54. Care of Patients with Esophageal Problems
    55. Care of Patients with Stomach Disorders
    56. Care of Patients with Noninflammatory Intestinal Disorders
    57. Care of Patients with Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders
    58. Care of Patients with Liver Problems
    59. Care of Patients with Problems of the Biliary System and Pancreas
    60. Care of Patients with Malnutrition and Obesity
    Unit XIV: Problems of Regulation and Metabolism: Management of Patients with Problems of the Endocrine System
    61. Assessment of the Endocrine System
    62. Care of Patients with Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Problems
    63. Care of Patients with Problems of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
    64. Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
    Concept Overview: Urinary Elimination
    Unit XV: Problems of Excretion: Management of Patients with Problems of the Renal/Urinary System
    65. Assessment of the Renal/Urinary System
    66. Care of Patients with Urinary Problems
    67. Care of Patients with Kidney Disorders
    68. Care of Patients with Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Unit XVI: Problems of Reproduction: Management of Patients with Problems of the Reproductive System
    69. Assessment of the Reproductive System
    70. Care of Patients with Breast Disorders
    71. Care of Patients with Gynecologic Problems
    72. Care of Patients with Male Reproductive Problems
    73. Care of Transgender Patients
    74. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Disease
    Glossary
  • Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, 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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