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Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing - With Study Guide and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing - With Study Guide and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0803610774

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ISBN13: 978-0803610774
ISBN10: 0803610777
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2003
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Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing - With Study Guide and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803610774

Linda S. Williams, Paula D. Hopper and Donald Venes

ISBN13: 978-0803610774
ISBN10: 0803610777
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

F. A. Davis is proud to announce the new four-color 2nd edition of Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing! We have taken this ground-breaking text and tweaked it to perfection. This core textbook provides comprehensive coverage of nursing care for medical-surgical disorders, including pathophysiology. Written in an easy-to-understand, well-organized style, all the nursing actions are presented with rationales.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Now in full color!
  • "Patient Perspectives" boxes offer both family and individual viewpoints of coping with certain diseases
  • Practice drug calculations integrated into critical thinking scenarios throughout the chapters
  • Web site addresses provided as appropriate in text
  • Chapters begin with a list of questions that students are able to answer by the end of the chapter
  • New chapter on nursing care of patients with AIDS

KEY FEATURES

  • Comprehensive coverage of the nursing care of medical-surgical disorders, with the inclusion of sufficient pathophysiology to give students an understanding of the rationales for specific nursing actions
  • Exercises and case studies integrated within the chapters enhance students' critical thinking abilities
  • Word-building techniques, phonetics, and glossary help students master the terminology of med-surg nursing
  • Extensive use of mnemonic devices and tips aid students in learning and remembering content

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Understanding Health Care Influences

1. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
2. Ethical and Legal Issues for Nursing Care
3. Cultural Influences on Nursing Care
4. Complementary Therapies

Unit 2: Understanding Health and Illness

5. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
6. Nursing Care of Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy
7. Nursing Care of Patients with Infections
8. Nursing Care of Patients in Shock
9. Nursing Care of Patients in Pain
10. Nursing Care of Patients with Cancer
11. Nursing Care of Patients Having Surgery
12. Nursing Care of Patients with Emergent Conditions

Unit 3: Understanding Lifespan Influences on Health and Illness

13. Influences on Health and Illness
14. Nursing Care of Elderly Patients

Unit 4: Understanding the Cardiovascular System

15. Cardiovascular System Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
16. Nursing Care of Patients with Hypertension
17. Nursing Care of Patients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiovascular Disorders
18. Nursing Care of Patients with Occlusive Cardiovascular Disorders
19. Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Valvular Disorders
20. Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias
21. Nursing Care of Patients with Heart Failure
22. Nursing Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery

Unit 5: Understanding the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems

23. Hematopoietic and Lymphatic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
24. Nursing Care of Patients with Hematopoietic Disorders
25. Nursing Care of Patients with Lymphatic Disorders

Unit 6: Understanding the Respiratory System

26. Respiratory System Function and Assessment
27. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
28. Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

Unit 7: Understanding the Gastrointestinal System

29. Gastrointestinal System Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
30. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
31. Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders

Unit 8: Understanding the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

32. Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Function and Assessment
33. Nursing Care of Patients with Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreatic Disorders

Unit 9: Understanding the Renal and Urinary System

34. Renal and Urinary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
35. Nursing Care of the Patient with Disorders of the Renal and Urinary System

Unit 10: Understanding the Endocrine System

36. Endocrine System Function and Assessment
37. Nursing Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorders
38. Nursing Care of Patients with Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas

Unit 11: Understanding the Genitourinary and Reproductive System

39. Genitourinary and Reproductive System Function and Assessment
40. Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive System Disorders
41. Nursing Care of Male Patients with Genitourinary Disorders
42. Nursing Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Unit 12: Understanding the Musculoskeletal System

43. Musculoskeletal Function and Assessment
44. Nursing Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders

Unit 13: Understanding the Neurological System

45. Neurological Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
46. Nursing Care of Patients with Central Nervous System Disorders
47. Nursing Care of Patients with Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

Unit 14: Understanding the Sensory System

48. Sensory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures -- Vision and Hearing
49. Nursing Care of Patients with Sensory Disorders -- Vision and Hearing

Unit 15: Understanding the Integumentary System

50. Integumentary Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
51. Nursing Care of Patients with Skin Disorders

Unit 16: Understanding the Immune System

52. Immune System Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
53. Nursing Care of Patients with Immune Disorders
54. Nursing Care of Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Unit 17: Understanding Mental Health Care

55. Nursing Care of Patients with Mental Health Disorders

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