Medical-Surgical Nursing - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781437728019, 9781455740536

Medical-Surgical Nursing

7th Edition

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume

Authors: Donna Ignatavicius M. Linda Workman
eBook ISBN: 9781455740536
eBook ISBN: 9781455754311
eBook ISBN: 9780323293440
eBook ISBN: 9781437728002
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th February 2012
Page Count: 1968

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Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process.
  • Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available.
  • UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow’s nursing practice.
  • UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination.
    • Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website.
    • Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.
  • UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course.
  • UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations.
  • UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse.
  • Rich array of effective learning aids includes:
    • Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care
    • Best Practice for Emergency Care
    • Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management 
    • Nursing Focus on the Older Adult
    • Home Care Assessment
    • Focused Assessment
    • Common Examples of Drug Therapy
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Concept Maps
    • Laboratory Profiles
    • Assessment Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns

Table of Contents

Unit I: Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing

1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

2. Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies

3. Common Health Problems of Older Adults

4. Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

5. Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign

6. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing

7. Evidence-Based Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing NEW!

8. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems

9. End-of-Life Care

Unit II: Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness

10 Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing

11 Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies

12 Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Unit III: Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

13. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

14. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances

15. Infusion Therapy

Unit IV: Management of Perioperative Patients

16. Care of Preoperative Patients

17. Care of Intraoperative Patients

18. Care of Postoperative Patients

Concept Overview: Protection

Unit V: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Immune System

19. Inflammation and the Immune Response

20. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases

21. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immune Deficiencies

22. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity

23. Cancer Development

24. Care of Patients with Cancer

25. Care of Patients with Infection EXPANDED!

Unit VI: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

26. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

27. Care of Patients with Skin Problems

28. Care of Patients with Burns

Concept Overview: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion

Unit VII: Problems of Oxygenation: Management of Patient with Problems of the Respiratory Tract

29. Assessment of the Respiratory System

30. Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy

31. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems

32. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems

33. Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems

34. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Problems

Unit VIII: Problems of Cardiac Output and Tissue Perfusion: Management of Patient with Problems of the Cardiovascular System

35. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

36. Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias

37. Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems

38. Care of Patients with Vascular Problems

39. Care of Patients with Shock

40. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

Unit IX: Problems of Tiddue Perfusion: Management of Patients with Problems of the Hematologic System

41. Assessment of the Hematologic System

42. Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems

Concept Overview: Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition

Unit X: Problems of Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition: Management of Patients with Problems of the Nervous System

43. Assessment of the Nervous System

44. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain

45. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord

46. Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System

47. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurologic Problems

Unit XI: Problems of Sensation: Management of Patients with Problems of the Sensory System

48. Assessment of the Eye and Vision

49. Care of Patients with Eye and Vision Problems

50. Assessment of the Ear and Hearing

51. Care of Patients with Ear and Hearing Problems

Unit XII: Problems of Mobility: Management of Patients with Problems of the Musculoskeletal System

52. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System

53. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Problems

54. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

Concept Overview: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Bowel Elimination

Unit XIII: Problems of Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination: Management of Patients with Problems of the Gastrointestinal System

55. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System

56. Care of Patients with Oral Cavity Problems

57. Care of Patients with Esophageal Problems

58. Care of Patients with Stomach Disorders

59. Care of Patients with Noninflammatory Intestinal Disorders

60. Care of Patients with Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders

61. Care of Patients with Liver Problems

62. Care of Patients with Problems of the Biliary System and Pancreas

63. Care of Patients with Malnutrition and Obesity

Unit XIV: Problems of Regulation and Metabolism: Management of Patients with Problems of the Endocrine System

64. Assessment of the Endocrine System

65. Care of Patients with Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Problems

66. Care of Patients with Problems of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

67. Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Concept Overview: Urinary Elimination

Unit XV: Problems of Excretion: Managemen of Patients with Problems of the Renal/Urinary System

68. Assessment of the Renal/Urinary System

69. Care of Patients with Urinary Problems

70. Care of Patients with Renal Disorders

71. Care of Patients with Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Concept Overview: Sexuality

Unit XVI: Problems of Reproduction: Management of Patients with Problems of the Reproductive System

72. Assessment of the Reproductive System

73. Care of Patients with Breast Disorders

74. Care of Patients with Gynecologic Problems

75. Care of Male Patients with Reproductive Problems

76. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Disease


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About the Author

Donna Ignatavicius

Affiliations and Expertise

Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs; Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators; President, DI Associates, Inc. Placitas, New Mexico

M. Linda Workman

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio