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Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; 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.


Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3702-4


  • 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)


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