Medical Surgical Nursing

Medical Surgical Nursing : An Integrated Approach

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Medical-Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 2E examines all aspects of this nursing field, from how and where the health care delivery system is set up, to the nurse's role in care related to IV therapy and diagnostic testing, to legal and ethical responsibilities, communication, and cultural diversity. This revised edition also includes new chapters covering alternative therapies, and responding to emergencies. Case studies, critical thinking questions, and exercises developing care plans encourage students to think beyond the classroom. Full color illustrations, cross-referencing between chapters, and suggested resources are among the many features that will appeal to students. * Diagnostic tests are listed alphabetically in chart form making important information about the test, normal values and nursing responsibilities easy to find * Chapter end critical thinking questions help students apply chapter content * "Web Flash" box suggests Internet sites students can consult for additional information * Text includes a glossary, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a listing of the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and Standard Precautions
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1184 pages
  • 226.1 x 276.9 x 48.3mm | 2,608.19g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0766825663
  • 9780766825666

Table of contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING UNIT 1: FACTORS AFFECTING NURSING CARE. The Health Care Delivery System. Critical Thinking. Legal Responsibilities. Ethical Responsibilities. UNIT 2: HOLISTIC NURSING CARE. Communication. Cultural Diversity and Nursing. Wellness Concepts. Alternative/Complementary Therapies. Loss, Grief, and Death. SECTION II: AREAS OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING. UNIT 3: BASIC CONCEPTS OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance. IV Therapy. Health Assessment. Diagnostic Tests. Pain Management. Anesthesia. Nursing Care of the Surgical Client. Nursing Care of the Oncology Client. UNIT 4: OXYGENATION AND PERFUSION. Nursing Care of the Client: Respiratory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Cardiovascular System. Nursing Care of the Client: Hematological & Lymphatic Systems. UNIT 5: BODY DEFENSES. Nursing Care of the Client: Integumentary System. Nursing Care of the Client: Immune System. Nursing Care of the Client: HIV and AIDS. UNIT 6: CONTROL, MOBILITY, COORDINATION, AND REGULATION. Nursing Care of the Client: Musculoskeletal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Neurological System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sensory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Endocrine System. UNIT 7: REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL DISORDERS. Nursing Care of the Client: Female Reproductive System. Nursing Care of the Client: Male Reproductive System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. UNIT 8: DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION. Nursing Care of the Client: Gastrointestinal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Urinary System. UNIT 9: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL INTEGRITY. Nursing Care of the Client: Mental Illness. Nursing Care of the Client: Substance Abuse. UNIT 10: SPECIAL MED-SURG AREAS. Nursing Care of the Older Client Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-term Care, and Hospice. UNIT 11: INTEGRATION OF BODY SYSTEMS. Nursing Care of the Client: Responding to Emergencies. Critical Thinking on Multiple Systems
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