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Superb September 10, 2014
"This book has an easy to read format and has many illustrative pictures that elaborate on the topics that it talks about. There is a lot of information about past nursing situations and case studies that really gives you a in depth look at what to do in certain situations as a future nurse. The book is relatively affordable compared to some of the other books and even has links to online tools that help supplement your understanding of the subject matter. One of the downsides is that the book is very heavy and wouldn't recommend bringing it everywhere. Other than that, this book is basically a dictionary for nursing and has all the information needed for a future nurse to learn."
For us nursing majors July 31, 2014
I learned SO MUCH from this book. Nursing is hard, but we don't need a hard book to keep us down. Please get this book. It ws perfect for me, it can be perfect for you too!
Medical-Surgical Nursing: stars based on 2 user reviews.
Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process. Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow''s nursing practice. UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination. Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website. Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations. UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse. Rich array of effective learning aids includes: Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care Best Practice for Emergency Care Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management Nursing Focus on the Older Adult Home Care Assessment Focused Assessment Common Examples of Drug Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Concept Maps Laboratory Profiles Assessment Using Gordon''s Functional Health Patterns Patient safety is emphasized throughout with Nursing Safety Priority features, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescue, and Action Alerts. More NCLEX® Examination preparation, including integrated NCLEX Examination Challenges to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on today''s NCLEX Examination. Greater use of realistic clinical language familiarizes you with the terminology actually used by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice today. Streamlined, prioritized coverage of the nursing process highlights the most important patient problems, regardless of whether they can be addressed by independent nursing actions or must be addressed by collaborative interventions. UNIQUE! New ties to QSEN competencies for patient safety inform you of the best safety practices in medical-surgical nursing. More coverage of evidence-based practice teaches you how to appraise the validity of research and provides synopses of recent nursing research and other evidence-based articles. Student Resources on Evolve include animations, video clips, audio clips, tutorials, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and more. Improved layout and design streamlines content for an easier reading experience. Coverage of core genetics competencies acquaints you with new research demonstrating a genetic component to many diseases and disorders. Increased emphasis on health promotion and promotion of self-care offers strategies for helping people recover from illness and stay well and prevent illness. All-new Concept Maps match the streamlined nursing process format of the text and employ more creative, visually oriented symbols.
Table of Contents
|Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing|
|Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing|
|Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies|
|Common Health Problems of Older Adults|
|Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness|
|Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign|
|Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing|
|Evidence-Based Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing NEW!|
|Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems|
|Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness|
|Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing|
|Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies|
|Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness|
|Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances|
|Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances|
|Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances|
|Management of Perioperative Patients|
|Care of Preoperative Patients|
|Care of Intraoperative Patients|
|Care of Postoperative Patients|
|Concept Overview: Protection|
|Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Immune System|
|Inflammation and the Immune Response|
|Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases|
|Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immune Deficiencies|
|Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity|
|Care of Patients with Cancer|
|Care of Patients with Infection EXPANDED!|
|Problems of Protection: Management of Patients with Problems of the Skin, Hair, and Nails|
|Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails|
|Care of Patients with Skin Problems|
|Care of Patients with Burns|
|Concept Overview: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion|
|Problems of Oxygenation: Management of Patient with Problems of the Respiratory Tract|
|Assessment of the Respiratory System|
|Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy|
|Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems|
|Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems|
|Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems|
|Care of Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Problems|
|Problems of Cardiac Output and Tissue Perfusion: Management of Patient with Problems of the Cardiovascular System|
|Assessment of the Cardiovascular System|
|Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias|
|Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems|
|Care of Patients with Vascular Problems|
|Care of Patients with Shock|
|Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes|
|Problems of Tiddue Perfusion: Management of Patients with Problems of the Hematologic System|
|Assessment of the Hematologic System|
|Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems|
|Concept Overview: Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition|
|Problems of Mobility, Sensation, and Cognition: Management of Patients with Problems of the Nervous System|
|Assessment of the Nervous System|
|Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain|
|Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord|
|Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System|
|Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurologic Problems|
|Problems of Sensation: Management of Patients with Problems of the Sensory System|
|Assessment of the Eye and Vision|
|Care of Patients with Eye and Vision Problems|
|Assessment of the Ear and Hearing|
|Care of Patients with Ear and Hearing Problems|
|Problems of Mobility: Management of Patients with Problems of the Musculoskeletal System|
|Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System|
|Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Problems|
|Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma|
|Concept Overview: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Bowel Elimination|
|Problems of Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination: Management of Patients with Problems of the Gastrointestinal System|
|Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System|
|Care of Patients with Oral Cavity Problems|
|Care of Patients with Esophageal Problems|
|Care of Patients with Stomach Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Noninflammatory Intestinal Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Liver Problems|
|Care of Patients with Problems of the Biliary System and Pancreas|
|Care of Patients with Malnutrition and Obesity|
|Problems of Regulation and Metabolism: Management of Patients with Problems of the Endocrine System|
|Assessment of the Endocrine System|
|Care of Patients with Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Problems|
|Care of Patients with Problems of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands|
|Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus|
|Concept Overview: Urinary Elimination|
|Problems of Excretion: Managemen of Patients with Problems of the Renal/Urinary System|
|Assessment of the Renal/Urinary System|
|Care of Patients with Urinary Problems|
|Care of Patients with Renal Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Concept Overview: Sexuality|
|Problems of Reproduction: Management of Patients with Problems of the Reproductive System|
|Assessment of the Reproductive System|
|Care of Patients with Breast Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Gynecologic Problems|
|Care of Male Patients with Reproductive Problems|
|Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Disease|
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