Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care


  • Donna 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
  • Chris Winkelman, RN, PhD, CCRN, ACNP, Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University; Clinical Nurse, Trauma/Critical Care Float Pool, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

The Clinical Companion for Ignatavicius & Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 7th Edition, is an easy-to-use, A-Z guide to 245 common medical-surgical conditions and their management. Written in a reader-friendly, direct-address style, this handbook is a convenient quick reference that you can carry with you on clinical days.
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Book information

  • Published:
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4055-0

Table of Contents

Part One: Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Cancer Pathophysiology

Cancer Treatment Issues

End-of-Life Care


Inflammation and Immunity


Perioperative Care

Substance Abuse

Part Two: Diseases and Disorders

Alphabetical entries for 245 common medical-surgical conditions


1. Guide to Head-To-Toe Physical Assessment of Adults,

2. Terminology Associated With Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

3. Laboratory Values

4. Interventions for Common Environmental Emergencies

5. Chemical and Biological Agents of Terrorism

6. Discharge Planning

7. Electrocardiographic Complexes, Segments, and Intervals

8. The Patient Requiring Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation

9. The Patient Requiring Chest Tubes

10. Communication Quick Reference for Spanish-Speaking Patients