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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice

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By (author) Susan C. Dewit, By (author) Candice K. Kumagai

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Hardback | 1264 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 277mm x 38mm | 2,495g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1437717071
  • ISBN 13: 9781437717075
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 350 illustrations (340 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 943,651

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The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in "Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition" provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

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Table of contents

Unit One: Medical-Surgical Nursing Settings, Roles, and Issues 1. Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients 2. Critical Thinking and Nursing Process Unit Two: Medical-Surgical Patient Care Problems 3. Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy 4. Care of Preoperative and Intraoperative Surgical Patients 5. Care of Postoperative Surgical Patients 6. Infection Prevention and Control 7. Care of Patients with Pain 8. Care of Patients with Cancer 9. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation Unit Three: Immune System 10. The Immune and Lymphatic Systems 11. Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS 12. Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders Unit Four: Respiratory System 13. The Respiratory System 14. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Respiratory System 15. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Respiratory System Unit Five: Hematologic System 16. The Hematologic System 17. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders Unit Six: Cardiovascular System 18. The Cardiovascular System 19. Care of Patients with Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease 20. Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders 21. Care of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac Surgery Unit Seven: Neurologic System 22. The Neurologic System 23. Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries 24. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Brain 25. Care of Patients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders Unit Eight: Sensory System 26. The Sensory System: Eye and Ear 27. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears Unit Nine: Gastrointestinal System 28. The Gastrointestinal System 29. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal System 30. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal System 31. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreas Unit Ten: Musculoskeletal System 32. The Musculoskeletal System 33. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders Unit Eleven: Urinary System 34. The Urinary System 35. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System Unit Twelve: Endocrine System 36. The Endocrine System 37. Care of Patients with Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders 38. Care of Patients with Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unit Thirteen: Reproductive System 39. Care of Women with Reproductive Disorders 40. Care of Men with Reproductive Disorders 41. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit Fourteen: Integumentary System 42. The Integumentary System 43. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders and Burns Unit Fifteen: Emergency and Disaster Management 44. Care of Patients in Disasters or Bioterrorism Attack 45. Care of Patients with Trauma or Shock Unit Sixteen: Mental Health Nursing of the Adult 46. Care of Patients with Anxiety, Mood, and Eating Disorders 47. Care of Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders 48. Care of Patients with Cognitive Disorders 49. Care of Patients with Thought and Personality Disorders Appendices Appendix A: Most Common Laboratory Test Values Appendix B: Standard Precautions Appendix C: Standard Steps for All Nursing Procedures Appendix D: Answers to Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination Bibliography Illustration Credits Glossary Index