Medical-Surgical Nursing - Single Volume

8th Edition

Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes - Single Volume


  • Joyce Black
  • Jane Hawks
  • Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice icons identify statements based on primary research or standardized guidelines and teach you to base your practice on solid research evidence.
    • Translating Evidence into Practice boxes present a topic in the form of a clinical question and summarize the conclusions of 4-5 research articles, encouraging you to judge the research for yourself and consider how it relates to the nursing setting.
    • Care Plans highlight nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, and evaluation to help you prioritize tasks and determine the appropriate treatment.
    • Thinking Critically questions at the end of each nursing care chapter pose short, typical client scenarios followed by questions about what actions to take to test your critical thinking skills.
    • Concept Maps illustrate the links among pathophysiological processes, clinical manifestations, medical treatment, and nursing interventions.
    • Integrating Pharmacology boxes help you understand how medications can be used for disease management by exploring common classifications of routinely used medications.
    • Bridge to Critical Care and Bridge to Home Health Care boxes introduce you to critical care and home health nursing by connecting these related specialties to medical-surgical nursing.
    • Feature boxes highlight issues in Critical Monitoring, Management and Delegation, Genetics, Terrorism, Community-Based Practice, and Physical Assessment in the Healthy Adult.

    Table of Contents

    Unit I - Foundations of Practice
    1. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    2. Health Assessment
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Unit II - Health Care Delivery Systems
    5. Ambulatory Health Care
    6. Acute Health Care
    7. Critical Care
    8. Home Health Care
    9. Long-Term Care
    10. Rehabilitation

    Unit III - Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Anatomy and Physiology Review: Body Fluid Compartments and Cellular Function

    11. Clients with Fluid Imbalances
    12. Clients with Electrolyte Imbalances
    13. Acid-Base Balance
    14. Clients Having Surgery

    Unit IV - Physiologic Foundations
    Anatomy and Physiology Review: Physiologic Genomics

    15. Perspectives in Genetics
    16. Perspectives in Oncology
    17. Clients with Cancer
    18. Clients with Wounds
    19. Perspectives on Infectious Disease and Bioterrorism

    Unit V - Psychosocial Foundations
    Anatomy and Physiology Review: Arousal, Pain, and Conscious Awareness

    20. Clients with Pain
    21. Perspectives in Palliative Care
    22. Clients with Sleep and Rest Disorders and Fatigue
    23. Clients with Psychosocial and Mental Health Concerns
    24. Clients with Substance Abuse Disorders

    Unit VI – Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Anatomy and Physiology Review: The Musculoskeletal System

    25. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System
    26. Management of Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
    27. Management of Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma or Overuse

    Unit VII – Nutritional Disorders
    Anatomy and Physiology Review: The Nutritional (Gastrointestinal) System

    28. Assessment of Nutrition and the Digestive System
    29. Management of Clients with Malnutrition
    30. Management of Clients with Ingestive Disorders
    31. Management of Clients with Digestive Disorders

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