Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing

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Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Edition. A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for almost a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse's role in caring for and educating patients and families within today's complex health care delivery system.

Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills. Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice.

Key Features in the 13th Edition:

NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12e.
NEW! Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition's Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care.
NEW! The updated unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online.
NEW! Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises.
UPDATED! Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field.
UPDATED! Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book.
EXPANDED! Expanded coverage of obesity, highlighted with a new icon, focuses on this epidemic health problem in our society.
STEAMLINED! The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow.
REVISED! The accompanying Study Guide now features reorganized content and revised questions.
Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care, and Critical Care sections
More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions
Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts, Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts, Ethics and Related Issues Charts, and Pharmacology Charts and tables.
Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and Home Care Checklists
Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice.
Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to lif
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2288 pages
  • 213 x 276 x 68mm | 4,491g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Thirteenth, International Edition
  • 1451146655
  • 9781451146653
  • 149,965

Table of contents

Unit 1 Basic Concepts in Nursing

1 Health Care Delivery and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

2 Community-Based Nursing Practice

3 Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making and the Nursing Process

4 Health Education and Promotion

5 Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment

Unit 2 Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice

6 Individual and Family Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation

7 Overview of Transcultural Nursing

8 Overview of Genetics and Genomics in Nursing

9 Chronic Illness and Disability

10 Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

11 Health Care of the Older Adult

Unit 3 Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management

12 Pain Management

13 Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbance

14 Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

15 Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care

16 End-of-Life Care

Unit 4 Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management

17 Preoperative Nursing Management

18 Intraoperative Nursing Management

19 Postoperative Nursing Management

Unit 5 Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function

20 Assessment of Respiratory Function

21 Respiratory Care Modalities

22 Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders

23 Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

24 Management of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease

Unit 6 Cardiovascular and Circulatory Function

25 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

26 Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems

27 Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders

28 Managements of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

29 Management of Patients With Complications from Heart Disease

30 Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation

31 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension

Unit 7 Hematologic Function

32 Assessment of Hematologic Function

33 Management of Patients With Nonmalignant Hematologic Disorders

34 Management of Patients With Hematologic Neoplasms

Unit 8 Immunologic Function

35 Assessment of Immune Function

36 Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency Disorders

37 Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS

38 Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders

39 Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders

Unit 9 Musculoskeletal Function

40 Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function

41 Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

42 Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders

43 Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma

Unit 10 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

44 Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

45 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Treatment Modalities

46 Management of Patients with Oral and Esophageal Disorders

47 Management of Patients with Gastric and Duodenal Disorders

48 Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders

Unit 11 Metabolic and Endocrine Function

49 Assessment and Management of Patients with Hepatic Disorders

50 Assessment and Management of Patients with Biliary Disorders

51 Assessment and Management of Patients with Diabetes

52 Assessment and Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

Unit 12 Kidney and Urinary Function

53 Assessment of Kidney and Urinary Function

54 Management of Patients with Kidney Disorders

55 Management of Patients with Urinary Disorders

Unit 13 Reproductive Function

56 Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes

57 Management of Patients with Female Reproductive Disorders

58 Assessment and Management of Patients with Breast Disorders

59 Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes

Unit 14 Integumentary Function

60 Assessment of Integumentary Function

61 Managements of Patients with Dermatologic Problems

62 Managements of Patients with Burn Injury

Unit 15 Sensory Function

63 Assessment and Management of Patients with Eye and Vision Disorders

64 Assessment and Management of Patients with Hearing and Balance Disorders

Unit 16 Neurologic Function

65 Assessment of Neurologic Function

66 Management of Patients with Neurologic Dysfunction

67 Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Disorders

68 Management of Patients with Neurologic Trauma

69 Management of Patients with Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neuropathies

70 Management of Patients with Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders

Unit 17 Acute Community Based Challenges

71 Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases

72 Emergency Nursing

73 Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing

Appendix A Diagnostic Studies and Interpretation, Available on thePoint
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