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Medical-Surgical Nursing : Total Patient Care

Medical-Surgical Nursing : Total Patient Care - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323002479

Cover of Medical-Surgical Nursing : Total Patient Care 10TH 99 (ISBN 978-0323002479)
ISBN13: 978-0323002479
ISBN10: 0323002471
Edition: 10TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

Medical-Surgical Nursing : Total Patient Care - 10TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323002479

Gail A. Harkness and Judith R. Dincher

ISBN13: 978-0323002479
ISBN10: 0323002471
Edition: 10TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

Nursing instructors have relied on Medical-Surgical Nursing: Total Patient Care for over 35 years. It's one of the most comprehensive medical-surgical nursing books available for LPN students. This expansive new edition includes more critical thinking exercises, increased coverage of medical-surgical disorders, health assessment, and information on supervisory roles and delegation of responsibilities to unlicensed assistive personnel. New CDC guidelines and 1998 NANDA diagnoses are incorporated throughout.

  • Invaluable Nursing Process Boxes take the student through the process for each major disorder with a concise, visual overview of the application of the process. They prepare the LPN to assist the RN in diagnosis and evaluation of care.
  • Included in each clinical chapter, nursing care plans begin with a case study, followed by history and relevant assessment data. The care plan demonstrates how the assessment data are translated into nursing diagnoses, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate expected outcomes of care for the patient in the case study.
  • Key responsibilities of today's LPN - Patient Teaching and Older Adult Considerations - are emphasized in special boxes as well as in the narrative to highlight these essential elements of care.
  • Concise, clear Pharmacology Tables provide information regarding routes of administration, normal dosage, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
  • Unique Nurse Alerts offer helpful, practical hints designed to assist students in making the transition from the classroom to the clinical setting.
  • Specific to this text, Ethical Dilemma Boxes help students examine their own values and make good decisions in difficult situations. The Instructor's Manual includes guidelines for the decision making process for each of these boxes.
  • Critical Thinking Questions in each chapter help students develop clinical decision making skills. Answers are included in the Instructor's Manual.

Table of Contents

Nursing and Health Care

Nursing Within the Healthcare System
Nursing Process and Clinical Decision-Making
Health Assessment
New! Ethical Decision-Making
Delegation and Supervision

New! Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care

Psychological Responses
Physiological Responses
Cultural Considerations
The Older Adult
Substance Abuse
The Patient with Pain
The Patient with Cancer
Death and Dying
Community-Acquired Infections
Hospital-Acquired Infections
HIV Infection and AIDS

Special Care Settings

Rehabilitative Care
Long-Term Care
Home Health Care
Perioperative Care
Emergency and Trauma Care

Oxygenation and Circulation Problems

Respiratory Problems
Cardiac Problems
Peripheral Vascular Problems
Hematologic and Lymphatic Problems

Regulatory and Mobility Problems

Fluids and Electrolytes
Endocrine Problems
Neurologic Problems
Cerebrovascular Accidents
Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
Musculoskeletal Problems
Arthritic and Rheumatic Problems

Digestion, Absorption and Elimination Problems

Digestive Tract Problems
Problems of the Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas
Urinary Problems

Sensory and Integumentary Problems

Skin Integrity

Reproductive Problems

Men's Reproductive Health
Women's Reproductive Health

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