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Summary: Through an emphasis on case studies and examples, readers develop decision-making skills that help them to provide safe and effective nursing interventions. Community-based and Home Care of the Adult Client chapter expanded to include more information medical surgical care in various community and home settings.Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
I. MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICE.
Unit 1. Dimensions of Medical-Surgical Nursing.
1. The Medical-Surgical Nurse.
2. The Adult Client in Health and Illness.
3. Community-based and Home Care of the Adult Client.
Unit 2. Alterations in Patterns of Health.
4. Nursing Care of Clients in Pain.
5. Nursing Care of Clients with Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance.
6. Nursing Care of Clients in Shock.
7. Nursing Care of Clients Having Surgery.
8. Nursing Care of Clients with Altered Immunity.
9. Nursing Care of Clients with Cancer.
10. Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Trauma.
11. Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Loss, Grief, and Death.
II. NUTRITION AND METABOLIC PATTERNS.
Unit 3. Responses to Altered Nutrition.
12. Assessing Clients with Nutritional Disorders.
13. Nursing Care of Clients with Nutritional, Oral, and Esophageal Disorders.
14. Nursing Care of Clients with Gastric Disorders.
15. Nursing Care of Clients with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders.
Unit 4. Responses to Altered Skin Integrity.
16. Assessing Clients with Skin Disorders.
17. Nursing Care of Clients with Common Skin Disorders.
18. Nursing Care of Clients with Burns.
Unit 5. Responses to Altered Endocrine Function.
19. Assessing Clients with Endocrine Disorders.
20. Nursing Care of Clients with Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Pituitary Disorders.
21. Nursing Care of Clients with Diabetes Mellitus.
III. ELIMINATION PATTERNS.
Unit 6. Responses to Altered Bowel Elimination.
22. Assessing Clients with Bowel Elimination Disorders.
23. Nursing Care of Clients with Bowel Disorders.
Unit 7. Responses to Altered Urinary Elimination.
24. Assessing Clients with Urinary Elimination Disorders.
25. Nursing Care of Clients with Urinary Tract Disorders.
26. Nursing Care of Clients with Kidney Disorders.
IV. ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE PATTERNS.
Unit 8. Responses to Altered Cardiac Function.
27. Assessing Clients with Cardiac Disorders.
28. Nursing Care of Clients with Cardiac Disorders.
Unit 9. Responses to Altered Peripheral Tissue Perfusion.
29. Assessing Clients with Peripheral Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders.
30. Nursing Care of Clients with Peripheral Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders.
31. Nursing Care of Clients with Hematologic Disorders.
Unit 10. Responses to Altered Respiratory Function
32. Assessing Clients with Respiratory Disorders.
33. Nursing Care of Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders.
34. Nursing Care of Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders.
Unit 11. Responses to Altered Musculoskeletal Function.
35. Assessing Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders.
36. Nursing Care of Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders.
37. Nursing Care of Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma.
38. Nursing Care of Clients with Arthritic and Connective Tissue Disorders.
V. COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL PATTERNS.
Unit 12. Responses to Altered Neurologic Function.
39. Assessing Clients with Neurologic Disorders.
40. Nursing Care of Clients with Intracranial Disorders.
41. Nursing Care of Clients with Cerebral Blood Flow Disorders and Spinal Cord Disorders.
42. Nursing Care of Clients with Degenerative Neurologic, Neuromuscular, and Cranial Nerve Disorders.
Unit 13. Responses to Altered Visual and Auditory Function.
43. Assessing Clients with Eye or Ear Disorders.
44. Nursing Care of Clients with Eye and Ear Disorders.
VI. SEXUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE PATTERNS.
Unit 14. Responses to Altered Sexual and Reproductive Function.
45. Assessing Clients with Reproductive Disorders.
46. Nursing Care of Male Clients with Reproductive Disorders.
47. Nursing Care of Female Clients with Reproductive Disorders.
48. Nursing Care of Clients with Breast Disorders.
49. Nursing Care of Clients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Appendix A. Standard Precautions.
Appendix B. Nursing Diagnoses.
Photographic and Art Credits.
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