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Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

Student-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2214-7


  • Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

    1. The Health Care System

    2. Patient Care Settings

    3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

    4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse

    5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship

    6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care

    7. The Nurse and the Family

    8. Health and Illness

    9. Nutrition

    10. Developmental Processes

    11. The Older Patient

    12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

    13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity

    14. Fluid and Electrolytes

    15. Pain Management

    Unit Three: Acute Care

    16. First Aid and Emergency Care

    17. Surgical Care

    18. Intravenous Therapy

    19. Shock

    Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

    20. Falls

    21. Immobility

    22. Confusion

    23. Incontinence

    24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

    Unit Five: Cancer

    25. The Patient with Cancer

    26. The Ostomy Patient

    Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

    27. Neurologic Disorders

    28. Cerebrovascular Accident

    29. Spinal Cord Injury

    Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

    30. Acute Respiratory Disorders

    31. Chronic Respiratory Disorders

    Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

    32. Hematologic Disorders

    33. Immunologic Disorders

    34. HIV/AIDS

    Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

    35. Cardiac Disorders

    36. Vascular Disorders

    37. Hypertension

    Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

    38. Digestive Tract Disorders

    39. Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

    Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

    40. Urologic Disorders

    Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

    41. Connective Tissue Disorders

    42. Fractures

    43. Amputations

    Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

    44. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

    45. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

    46. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

    Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

    47. Female Reproductive Disorders

    48. Male Reproductive Disorders

    49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

    50. Skin Disorders

    Unit Sixteen: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

    51. Eye and Vision Disorders

    52. Ear and Hearing Disorders

    53. Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

    Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

    54. Psychological Responses to Illness

    55. Psychiatric Disorders

    56. Substance-Related Disorders


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