Medical-Surgical Nursing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437717075, 9780323293211

Medical-Surgical Nursing

2nd Edition

Concepts & Practice

Authors: Susan deWit Candice Kumagai
Paperback ISBN: 9781437717075
eBook ISBN: 9780323293211
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th February 2012
Page Count: 1264

Table of Contents

Unit One: Medical-Surgical Nursing Settings, Roles, and Issues

1. Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients

2. Critical Thinking and Nursing Process

Unit Two: Medical-Surgical Patient Care Problems

3. Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy

4. Care of Preoperative and Intraoperative Surgical Patients

5. Care of Postoperative Surgical Patients

6. Infection Prevention and Control

7. Care of Patients with Pain

8. Care of Patients with Cancer

9. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation

Unit Three: Immune System

10. The Immune and Lymphatic Systems

11. Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS

12. Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders

Unit Four: Respiratory System

13. The Respiratory System

14. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Respiratory System

15. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Respiratory System

Unit Five: Hematologic System

16. The Hematologic System

17. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders

Unit Six: Cardiovascular System

18. The Cardiovascular System

19. Care of Patients with Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease

20. Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders

21. Care of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac Surgery

Unit Seven: Neurologic System

22. The Neurologic System

23. Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

24. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Brain

25. Care of Patients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders

Unit Eight: Sensory System

26. The Sensory System: Eye and Ear

27. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears

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Description

The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! LPN Threads share learning features with Elsevier's other LPN textbooks, providing a consistency across the Elsevier LPN curriculum.
  • Key Terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references.
  • Key Points are located at the end of chapters and summarize chapter highlights.
  • Overview of Anatomy and Physiology at the beginning of each body system chapter provides basic information for understanding the body system and its disorders.
  • Nursing Process provides a consistent framework for disorders chapters.
  • Evidence-Based Practice is highlighted with special icons indicating current research.
  • Assignment Considerations boxes address situations in which the charge nurse delegates to the LPN/LVN or the LPN/LVN assigns tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Focused Assessment boxes include information on history taking and psychosocial assessment, physical assessment, and guidance on how to collect data/information for specific disorders.
  • Elder Care Points boxes address the unique medical-surgical care issues that affect older adults.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations boxes focus on specific disorder-related issues.
  • Safety Alert boxes highlight specific dangers to patients related to medications and clinical care.
  • Clinical Cues provide guidance and advice related to the application of nursing care.
  • Think Critically About boxes encourage you to synthesize information and ap


Details

No. of pages:
1264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323293211
eBook ISBN:
9781455754861
eBook ISBN:
9781455739646
Paperback ISBN:
9781437717075

About the Authors

Susan deWit Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Instructor of Nursing, El Centro College, Dallas, TX; and Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

Candice Kumagai Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Instructor in Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas