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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume Edition - With CD

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume Edition - With CD - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1416037620

Cover of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume Edition - With CD 6TH 10 (ISBN 978-1416037620)
ISBN13: 978-1416037620
ISBN10: 1416037624
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $138.00

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume Edition - With CD - 6TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1416037620

Donna D. Ignatavicius

ISBN13: 978-1416037620
ISBN10: 1416037624
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Written by two expert authors, this trend-setting textbook of medical-surgical nursing offers cutting-edge content that's easy to understand. The sixth edition includes a new emphasis on clinical decision-making for patient-centered collaborative care and more streamlined and balanced coverage of the core body of knowledge needed for safe clinical practice. There is also expanded coverage of emergency and disaster preparedness along with an enhanced "Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination" feature that includes the addition of new NCLEX Challenge questions.

* UNIQUE! A collaborative approach that presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process.
* A reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical textbooks on the market.
* Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the companion CD and EVOLVE website.
* Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points lists organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.
* Evidence-Based Practice boxes now include highlighted Levels of Evidence to teach you how to appraise the level of validity of research and provide synopses of recent nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing.
* Considerations boxes highlight important nursing considerations to help you better understand how to care for older adults, women, and patients from various cultural and genetic backgrounds.
* Streamlined Concept Maps now emphasize information on what is critical for you to know for patientrescue by providing the links among pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention.

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. Substance Abuse and Medical-Surgical Nursing 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. NEW! 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 NEW! HUMAN NEEDS 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 Immunodeficiencies 22. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity 23. Cancer Development 24. Care of Patients with Cancer 25. EXPANDED! Care of Patients with Infection 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 NEW! HUMAN NEEDS OVERVIEW: OXYGENATION AND TISSUE PERFUSION UNIT VII. PROBLEMS OF OXYGENATION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT 29. As