Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing

A Care Planning Resource

By

  • Frances Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, USA
  • Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, Professor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing; Co-Director, Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Carol Green, PhD, MN, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO, USA; Captain, US Navy Nurse Corps

Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference!
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Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07254-0


Table of Contents

1. General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients

Perioperative Care

Pain

Prolonged Bed Rest

Psychosocial Support

Psychosocial Support for the Family and Significant Others

Older Adult Care

2. Respiratory Disorders

Acute Respiratory Disorders

    • Atelectasis
    • Pneumonia
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Embolus
    • Pneumothorax/Hemothorax
    • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Acute Respiratory Failure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder

    • Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Asthma

3. Cardiovascular Disorders

Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

    • Hypertension
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Pulmonary Hypertension

Inflammatory Heart Disorders

    • Pericarditis
    • Infective Endocarditis

Valvular Heart Disorders

    • Mitral Stenosis
    • Mitral Insufficiency
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Insufficiency

Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes

    • Cardiac and Noncardiac Shock (Circulatory Failure)
    • Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Cardiac Surgery

Dysrhythmias

    • Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
    • Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter
    • Defibrillators

Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System

    • Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Aneurysms
    • Arterial Embolism
    • Venous Thrombosis/Thrombophlebitis

4. Renal-Urinary Disorders

Renal Disorders

    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Acute Pyelonephritis
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Renal Artery Stenosis

Renal Failure

    • Acute Renal Failure
    • Chronic Kidney Disease

Renal Dialysis

    • Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis

Renal Transplant

Disorders of the Urinary Tract

    • Urinary Tract Infection
    • Ureteral Calculi
    • Urinary Tract Obstruction

Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes

    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Retention
    • Neurogenic Bladder

Urinary Diversions

5. Neurologic Disorders

Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System

    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Bacterial Meningitis

Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System

    • Parkinsonism
    • Alzheimer Disease

Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System

    • Intervertebral Disk Disease
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury

Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System

    • Cerebral Aneurysm
    • Stroke

Seizures and Epilepsy

General Care of Patients With Neurologic Disorders

6. Endocrine Disorders

Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism

Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands

    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hypoparathyroidism

Disorders of the Adrenal Glands

    • Addison's Disease

    • Cushing's Disease

Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

Diabetes Mellitus

    • General Discussion
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome
    • Hypoglycemia

    7. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus

      • Stomatitis
      • Hiatal Hernia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Barrett's Esophagus

    Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines

      • Peptic Ulcers
      • Malabsorption/Maldigestion
      • Intestinal Obstructive Processes
      • Peritonitis
      • Appendicitis

    Intestinal Inflammatory Processes

      • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
      • Polyps/Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Fecal Diversions

    Abdominal Trauma

    Hepatic and Biliary Disorders

      • Hepatitis
      • Cirrhosis
      • Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, and Cholangitis

    Pancreatitis

    8. Hematologic Disorders

    Disorders of the Red Blood Cells

      • Anemia of Chronic Disease
      • Hemolytic and Sickle Cell Anemia
      • Aplastic Anemia
      • Polycythemia

    Disorders of Coagulation

      • Thrombocytopenia
      • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    9. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Arthritic Disorders

      • Osteoarthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Muscular and Connective Tissue Disorders

      • Ligamentous Injuries
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
      • Dislocation/Subluxation
      • Acute Compartment Syndrome

    Skeletal Disorders

      • Osteomyelitis
      • Fractures
      • Benign Neoplasms
      • Osteoporosis

    Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures

      • Amputation
      • Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Bone Grafting
      • Total Hip Arthroplasty
      • Total Knee Arthroplasty

    10. Reproductive Disorders

    Gynecologic Disorders

      • Uterine Fibroids
      • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Ectopic Pregnancy

    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

    11. Immunologic Disorders  NEW UNIT!

    Transfusion Reactions  NEW!

    Hypersensitivity  NEW!

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

    12. Cancer Care  NEW UNIT!

    Lung Cancer

    Nervous System Tumors

    Gastrointestinal Malignancies

    Neoplastic Diseases of the Hematopoietic System

    Head and Neck Cancers

    Breast Cancer

    Genitourinary Cancer

    13. Care for Patients With Special Needs

    Nutritional Support

      • Nutritional Assessment
      • Nutritional Support Modalities
      • Total Parenteral Nutrition

    Wound Care

        • Wounds Closed by Primary Intention
          • Surgical or Traumatic Wounds Healing by Secondary Intention
            • Pressure Ulcers

            Burns  NEW!

            Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

            Appendix

            Appendix One: Infection Prevention and Control

            Appendix Two: Laboratory Tests Discussed in this Manual: Normal Values

            Appendix Three: Heart and Breath Sounds