Medical-Surgical Nursing

8th Edition

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume


  • M. Linda Workman
  • Donna Ignatavicius
    • Print ISBN 9781455772551
    • Electronic ISBN

    Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing.
    • UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
    • Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available.
    • UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts.
    • UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters.
    • An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. 
    • UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website.
    • Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more.
    • A clear alignment with the la

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1: Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing
    1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice
    2. Common Health Problems of Older Adults
    3. Assessment and Care of Patients with Pain
    4. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing
    5. Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care
    6. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems
    7. End-of-Life Care

    Unit II: Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
    8. Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing
    9. Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies
    10. Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

    Unit III: Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
    11. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
    12. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances
    13. Infusion Therapy

    Unit IV: Management of Perioperative Patients
    14. Care of Preoperative Patients
    15. Care of Intraoperative Patients
    16. Care of Postoperative Patients

    Concept Overview: Protection

    Unit V: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Immune System
    17. Inflammation and Immunity
    18. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases
    19. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immunodeficiencies
    20. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity
    21. Cancer Development
    22. Care of Patients with Cancer
    23. Care of Patients with Infection

    Unit VI: Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
    24. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
    25. Care of Patients with Skin Problems
    26. Care of Patients with Burns

    Concept Overview: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion

    Unit VII:


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