Medical-Surgical Nursing - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323065801, 9780323065788

Medical-Surgical Nursing

8th Edition

Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume

Authors: Sharon Lewis Linda Bucher Margaret Heitkemper Shannon Dirksen Ian Camera
eBook ISBN: 9780323065788
eBook ISBN: 9780323290333
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th November 2010
Page Count: 1952
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Description

Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field, to help you provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp! Best of all — a complete collection of interactive learning and study tools help you learn more effectively and offer valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Provides a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing in a highly readable format.
  • All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
  • Colorful design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
  • UNIQUE! A complete collection of study tools and resources, including the innovative Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students, offers engaging, interactive exercises and activities that make learning more effective and help prepare you for clinical practice.
  • UNIQUE! Presents key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach that explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
  • Approximately 55 comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
  • Bridge to NCLEX Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter focus on prioritization and help reinforce your understanding of key content.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize key interdisciplinary research and clearly demonstrate how it applies to nursing practice.
  • Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today's health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider's role in managing disorders.
  • Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.
  • Healthy People boxes summarize government health care goals as they relate to specific disorders and identify important strategies for the prevention and early detection of diseases.
  • Drug Therapy tables highlight vital medication information for quick reference.
  • Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions.
  • Cultural and ethnic health disparities content includes a dedicated chapter on health disparities and culturally competent care, as well as summary boxes highlighting important issues (including risk factors) related to the nursing care of various ethnic populations.
  • Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts you to differences often encountered in older patients.
  • Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies.
  • Health History tables summarize the key questions you should ask, as well as important assessment parameters.
  • Patient and Caregiver Teaching Guides provide critical information to help you educate others who will be helping to care for the patient.
  • Ethical Dilemmas boxes promote critical thinking for timely and sensitive issues such as informed consent, patient adherence, guardianship, confidentiality, and sterilization.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes summarize what you need to know about the clinical uses, effects, and nursing implications of herbal remedies, acupuncture, biofeedback, and more
  • Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes cover key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethics issues.
  • A glossary of key terms and definitions in the back of the book provides definitions and page references.

Table of Contents

Section One: Concepts in Nursing Practice

  1. Contemporary Nursing Practice
  2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care
  3. Health History and Physical Examination
  4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching
  5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults
  6. Community-Based Nursing and Home Care
  7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  8. Stress and Stress Management
  9. Sleep and Sleep Disorders NEW CHAPTER!
  10. Pain
  11. Palliative Care at End of Life
  12. Addictive Behaviors
  13. Section Two: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

  14. Inflammation and Would Healing
  15. Genetics, Altered Immune Responses, and Transplantation
  16. Infection
  17. Cancer
  18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  19. Section Three: Perioperative Care

  20. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care
  21. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care
  22. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care
  23. Section Four: Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

  24. Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems
  25. Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems
  26. Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System
  27. Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems
  28. Nursing Management: Burns
  29. Section Five: Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

  30. Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System
  31. Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems
  32. Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems
  33. Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
  34. Section Six: Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

  35. Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System
  36. Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems
  37. Section Seven: Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

  38. Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System
  39. Nursing Management: Hypertension
  40. Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  41. Nursing Management: Heart Failure
  42. Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias
  43. Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders
  44. Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders
  45. Section Eight: Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

  46. Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
  47. Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems
  48. Nursing Management: Obesity
  49. Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems
  50. Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems
  51. Nursing Management: Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems
  52. Section Nine: Problems of Urinary Function

  53. Nursing Assessment: Urinary System
  54. Nursing Management: Renal and Urologic Problems
  55. Nursing Management: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
  56. Section Ten: Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

  57. Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System
  58. Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus
  59. Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems
  60. Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System
  61. Nursing Management: Breast Disorders
  62. Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  63. Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems
  64. Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems
  65. Section Eleven: Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

  66. Nursing Assessment: Nervous System
  67. Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems
  68. Nursing Management: Stroke
  69. Nursing Management: Chronic Neurologic Problems
  70. Nursing Management: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Delirium
  71. Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems
  72. Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System
  73. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
  74. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems
  75. Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases
  76. Section Twelve: Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

  77. Nursing Management: Critical Care
  78. Nursing Management: Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  79. Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  80. Nursing Management: Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing

Appendixes:

   A.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support

   B.   Nursing Diagnoses

   C.   Laboratory Values

Details

No. of pages:
1952
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323065788
eBook ISBN:
9780323290333

About the Author

Sharon Lewis

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Linda Bucher

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Margaret Heitkemper

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Shannon Dirksen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Ian Camera

Affiliations and Expertise

Ian M. Camera, Professor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA