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Developed to complement the Tenth Edition ofBrunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, this study guide provides numerous learning opportunities to reinforce content and promote its application in the clinical setting. The Study Guide prepares students for class exams and the NCLEX examination, helps develop critical thinking skills, aids in client teaching, and more.
Table of Contents
U N I T 1: Basic Concepts in Nursing 1 Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice 2 Community-Based Nursing Practice 8 Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making, and the Nursing Process 10 Health Education and Health Promotion 17 Health Assessment 21 U N I T 2: Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice 25 Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation 26 Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness 33 Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing 37 Genetics Perspectives in Nursing 39 Chronic Illness 42 Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation 45 Health Care of the Older Adult 50 U N I T 3: Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management 55 Pain Management 56 Fluids and Electrolytes: Balance and Distribution 60 Shock and Multisystem Failure 67 Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care 72 End-of-Life Care 79 U N I T 4: Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management 81 Preoperative Nursing Management 82 Intraoperative Nursing Management 86 Postoperative Nursing Management 90 U N I T 5: Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function 97 Assessment of Respiratory Function 98 Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders 103 Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders 108 Management of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 115 Respiratory Care Modalities 120 U N I T 6: Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Hematologic Function 127 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function 128 Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems 134 Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders 140 Management of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders 147 Management of Patients With Complications From Heart Disease 152 Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular and Peripheral Circulation Disorders 157 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension 162 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders 166 U N I T 7: Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function 173 Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function 174 Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders 177 Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities 182 Management of Patients With Gastric and Duodenal Disorders 187 Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders 191 U N I T 8: Metabolic and Endocrine Function 197 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hepatic Disorders 198 Assessment and Management of Patients With Biliary Disorders 203 Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus 206 Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders 214 U N I T 9: Renal and Urinary Tract Function 221 Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function 222 Management of Patients With Upper or Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction 225 Management of Patients With Urinary Disorders 229 U N I T 1 0: Reproductive Function 235 Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes 236 Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders 241