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Medical Surgical Nursing Care - With CD

Medical Surgical Nursing Care - With CD - 2nd edition

Medical Surgical Nursing Care - With CD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780131714724

ISBN10: 0131714724

Medical Surgical Nursing Care - With CD by Karen Burke, Priscilla LeMone and L. Mohn-Brown - ISBN 9780131714724
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Medical Surgical Nursing Care - With CD by Karen Burke, Priscilla LeMone and L. Mohn-Brown - ISBN 9780131714724

ISBN13: 9780131714724

ISBN10: 0131714724

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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 pathophysiology 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.
  • Pharmacology tables.
    • 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.
  • Clinical alerts
    • 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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