Summary: For courses in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing programs.
Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensive text prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. With an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophy...show moresiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process format-including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing care.
Nursing process care plans-Follow discussions of selected major disorders, bringing the disorder and its effects on the client and family to life.
Emphasize the holistic nature of nursing care and allow students to apply what they have learned.
Critical thinking self-checks-Follow each care plan.
Challenge students to expand and refine their critical thinking skills related to assessment and intervention.
Rationale for each nursing intervention.
Promotes students' understanding of the ''why'' of each action.
Nursing care and procedure checklists.
Summarize specific nursing care activities for particular procedures or surgeries, and review key steps in performing previously learned nursing care procedures.
Multi-system effects diagrams.
Identifies clearly the multi-system effects of complex disorders-such as diabetes mellitus.
Assessmentand Client Teaching boxes throughout.
Enables students to see the type of subjective and objective data to collect during the assessment, and assists them in preparing for and practicing client instruction.
Highlights the major category of drugs, common examples, purpose, nursing implications, and client teaching.
Critical Thinking care map-Provides a brief case study, assessment data, and a nursing diagnosis for a specific client.
Requires students to sort the data and sample interventions, evaluate the results, chart their findings as they work through the nursing process with a selected client, and prepares them for on-the-job critical thinking.
Alerts students to critical information for providing safe and effective nursing care.
Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes
Helps students focus and define their learning as they read and study chapter material.
Chapter-end NCLEX-PN® style review questions and test tips.
Allows students to review chapter material and practice test-taking skills.
Chapter key points and key terms for further study.
Reiterates important information from each chapter and stimulates a review of its content.
Clear, concise writing style.
Provides a straightforward presentation that is at an appropriate level for the basic nursing student.
Four-color art program.
Highlights major boxes and information (for quick retrieval) related to unique characteristics of specific population groups, manifestations and risk factors for disorders, specific tests and procedures, and client teaching.
Edition/Copyright:2ND 07 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 06/09/2006 International: No
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Unit I. Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing
1. The Medical-Surgical Nurse 2. The Adult Client in Health and illness 3. The Older Adult Client in Health and Illness-New Chapter 4. Settings of Care (new title) 5. Guidelines for Client Assessment (new title) 6. Essential Nursing Pharmacology-New Chapter
Unit II. Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing
7. Caring for Clients with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance 8. Caring for Clients in Pain 9. Caring for Clients Having Surgery 10. Caring for Clients with Inflammation and Infection 11. Caring for Clients with Altered Immunity 12. Caring for Clients with Cancer 13. Caring for Clients Experiencing Shock, Trauma, or Critical Illness 14. Loss, Grief, and End-of-Life Care
Unit III. Disrupted Endocrine Function Chapters
15. The Endocrine System and Assessment-New Chapter 16. Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders 17. Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus
Unit IV. Disrupted Gastrointestinal Function Chapters
18. The Gastrointestinal System and Assessment-New Chapter 19. Caring for Clients with Nutritional and Upper GI Disorders 20. Caring for Clients with Bowel Disorders 21. Caring for Clients with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders
Unit V. Disrupted Respiratory Function Chapters
22. The Respiratory System and Assessment-New Chapter 23. Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders 24. Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders
Unit VI. Disrupted Cardiovascular Function
25. The Cardiovascular System and Assessment-New Chapter 26. Caring for Clients with Coronary Heart Disease 27. Caring for Clients with Cardiac Disorders 28. Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders
Unit VII. Disrupted Hematologic and Lymphatic Function
29. The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems and Assessment-New Chapter 30. Caring for Clients with Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders
Unit VIII. Disrupted Urinary Function
31. The Urinary System and Assessment-New Chapter 32. Caring for Clients with Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
Unit IX. Disrupted Reproductive Function
33. The Reproductive System and Assessment-New Chapter 34. Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive System Disorders 35. Caring for Female Clients with Reproductive System Disorders 36. Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Change to current terminology)
Unit X. Disrupted Neurologic Function
37. The Nervous System and Assessment-New Chapter 38. Caring for Clients with Intracranial Disorders 39. Caring for Clients with Degenerative Neurologic and Spinal Cord Disorders 40. Caring for Clients with Eye and Ear Disorders
Unit XI. Disrupted Musculoskeletal Function
41. The Musculoskeletal System and Assessment-New Chapter 42. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma 43. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
Unit XII. Disrupted Integumentary Function
44. The Integumentary System and Assessment-New Chapter 45. Caring for Clients with Skin Disorders 46. Caring for Clients with Burns
Unit XIII. Disrupted Mental Health Function
47. Mental Health and Assessment-New Chapter 48. Caring for Clients with Psychotic Disorders-New Chapter 49. Caring for Clients with Mood Disorders-New Chapter 50. Caring for Clients with Anxiety Disorders-New Chapter 51. Caring for Clients with Personality Disorders-New Chapter 52. Caring for Clients with Substance Abuse or Dependency
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