Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice (3rd Revised edition)

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice (3rd Revised edition)

By: Susan C. DeWit (author), Carol Dallred (author), Holly Stromberg (author)Paperback

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Providing a solid foundation in medical-surgical nursing, Susan deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 3rd Edition ensures you have the information you need to pass the NCLEX-PN Examination and succeed in practice. Part of the popular LPN/LVN Threads series, this uniquely understandable, concise text builds on the fundamentals of nursing, covering roles, settings, and health care trends; all body systems and their disorders; emergency and disaster management; and mental health nursing. With updated content, chapter objectives, and review questions, this new edition relates national LPN/LVN standards to practice with its integration of QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Concept Maps in the disorders chapters help you visualize difficult material, and illustrate how a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects relate to each other. Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! section includes Key Points that summarize chapter objectives, additional resources for further study, review questions for the NCLEX Examination, and critical thinking questions. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions provide a clinical scenario and demonstrate application of the nursing process with updated NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to individual patient problems. Anatomy and physiology content in each body system overview chapter provides basic information for understanding the body system and its disorders, and appears along with Focused Assessment boxes highlighting the key tasks of data collection for each body system. Assignment Considerations, discussed in Chapter 1 and highlighted in feature boxes, address situations in which the RN delegates tasks to the LPN/LVN, or the LPN/LVN assigns tasks to nurse assistants, per the individual state nurse practice act. Gerontologic nursing presented throughout in the context of specific disorders with Elder Care Points boxes that address the unique medical-surgical care issues that affect older adults. Safety Alert boxes call out specific dangers to patients and teach you to identify and implement safe clinical care. Evidence-based Practice icons highlight current references to research in nursing and medical practice. Patient Teaching boxes provide step-by-step instructions and guidelines for post-hospital care - and prepare you to educate patients on their health condition and recovery. Health Promotion boxes address wellness and disease prevention strategies that you can provide in patient teaching. NEW! Content updated with the most current health care standards, including QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia, to relate national standards to LPN/LVN practice. UPDATED! Revised chapter objectives and content reflects higher-level critical thinking, communication, patient safety, and priority setting. UPDATED! Get Ready for the NCLEX ! review questions updated per the 2014 NCLEX-PN test plan.


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 3: Immune System 10. The Immune and Lymphatic Systems 11. Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders and HIV/AIDS Unit 4: Respiratory System 12. The Respiratory System 13. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Respiratory System 14. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Respiratory System Unit 5: Hematologic System 15. The Hematologic System 16. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders Unit 6: Cardiovascular System 17. The Cardiovascular System 18. Care of Patients with Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease 19. Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders 20. Care of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac Surgery Unit 7: Neurologic System 21. The Neurologic System 22. Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries 23. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Brain 24. Care of Patients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders Unit 8: Sensory System 25. The Sensory System: Eye and Ear 26. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears Unit 9: Gastrointestinal System 27. The Gastrointestinal System 28. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal System 29. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal System 30. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreas Unit 10: Musculoskeletal System 31. The Musculoskeletal System 32. Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders Unit 11: Urinary System 33. The Urinary System 34. Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System Unit 12: Endocrine System 35. The Endocrine System 36. Care of Patients with Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders 37. Care of Patients with Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unit 13: Reproductive System 38. Care of Women with Reproductive Disorders 39. Care of Men with Reproductive Disorders 40. Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit 14: Integumentary System 41. The Integumentary System 42. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders and Burns Unit 15: Emergency and Disaster Management 43. Care of Patients in Disasters or Bioterrorism Attack 44. Care of Patients with Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock Unit 16: Mental Health Nursing of the Adult 45. Care of Patients with Anxiety, Mood, and Eating Disorders 46. Care of Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders 47. Care of Patients with Cognitive Disorders 48. Care of Patients with Thought and Personality Disorders Appendices . Appendix A: Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies of Graduates of Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs . Appendix B: NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse . Appendix C: American Hospital Association: The Patient Care Partnership - Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities Bibliography Glossary Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780323243780
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1264
  • ID: 9780323243780
  • ISBN10: 0323243789
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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