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The Tenth Edition of this best-selling text for LPN/LVN students provides comprehensive coverage of introductory medical-surgical nursing in a highly visual and easy to understand manner. This content equips readers with the practical knowledge and skills to manage nursing care of clients in today's changing healthcare environments and eases the transition from classroom to clinical practice. The text has been updated to reflect the latest equipment and trends in health care, and includes hundreds of new full-color illustrations and photographs. Over 30 care plans are included, addressing common conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure. "Stop, Think, and Respond" exercises in every chapter encourage rapid recall and practical assimilation of content. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include a Spanish-English audio glossary, Concepts in Action animations, Watch and Learn video clips, NCLEX-style review questions, plus the full text online.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1 Nursing Roles and Responsibilities Concepts and Trends in Healthcare Settings and Models for Nursing Care The Nursing Process Interviewing and Physical Assessment Legal and Ethical Issues Leadership Roles and Management Functions UNIT 2 Client Care Concerns Nurse-Client Relationships Cultural Care Considerations Complementary and Alternative Therapies End-of-Life Care UNIT 3 Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing Pain Management Infection Intravenous Therapy Perioperative Care Disaster Situations UNIT 4 Caring for Clients With Multisystem Disorders Caring for Clients With Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances Caring for Clients in Shock Caring for Clients With Cancer UNIT 5 Caring for Clients With Respiratory Disorders Introduction to the Respiratory System Caring for Clients With Upper Respiratory Disorders Caring for Clients With Lower Respiratory Disorders UNIT 6 Caring for Clients With Cardiovascular Disorders Introduction to the Cardiovascular System Caring for Clients With Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels Caring for Clients With Valvular Disorders of the Heart Caring for Clients With Disorders of Coronary and Peripheral Blood Vessels Caring for Clients With Cardiac Dysrhythmias Caring for Clients With Hypertension Caring for Clients With Heart Failure Caring for Clients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery UNIT 7 Caring for Clients With Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Disorders Introduction to the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Hematopoietic System Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Lymphatic System UNIT 8 Caring for Clients With Immune Disorders Introduction to the Immune System Caring for Clients With Immune-Mediated Disorders Caring for Clients With HIV/AIDS UNIT 9 Caring for Clients With Neurologic Disorders Introduction to the Nervous System Caring for Clients With Central and Peripheral Nervous System Disorders Caring for Clients With Cerebrovascular Disorders Caring for Clients With Head and Spinal Cord Trauma Caring for Clients With Neurologic Deficits UNIT 10 Caring for Clients With Sensory Disorders Introduction to the Sensory System Caring for Clients With Eye Disorders Caring for Clients With Ear Disorders UNIT 11 Caring for Clients With Gastrointestinal Disorders Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System and Accessory Structures Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, or Pancreas Caring for Clients With Ostomies UNIT 12 Caring for Clients With Endocrine Disorders Introduction to the Endocrine System Caring for Clients With Disorders of the Endocrine System Caring for Clients With Diabetes Mellitus UNIT 13 Caring for Clients With Breast and Reproductive Disorders Introduction to the Reproductive System Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Female Reproductive System Caring for Clients with Breast Disorders Caring for Clients with Disorders of the Male Reproductive System Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections Abbreviated Table of Contents