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Designed for use with Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition, this study guide provides an in-depth review of the most important concepts in the text. It features a clear, friendly writing style, creative practice exercises and activities, and unique Steps to Better Communication sections in each chapter. Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, which include alternate-item format questions, test your knowledge of chapter content while providing valuable practice for the licensure exam. Critical Thinking activities based on concepts in the textbook encourage you to apply what you've learned to clinical scenarios. Application of the Nursing Process and Priority Setting exercises reflect real-life patient care situations to help you prepare for success on exams and in clinical practice. UNIQUE! Steps Toward Better Communication sections include a vocabulary-building glossary, completion tasks, pronunciation and grammar exercises, and communication exercises. Textbook page references throughout guide you to relevant content in the textbook for further study. To the Student preface offers valuable study hints and tips.
Table of Contents
|Medical-Surgical Nursing Settings, Roles, and Issues|
|Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients|
|Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process|
|Medical-Surgical Patient Care Problems|
|Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy|
|Care of Preoperative and Intraoperative Surgical Patients|
|Care of Postoperative Surgical Patients|
|Infection Prevention and Control|
|Care of Patients with Pain|
|Care of Patients with Cancer|
|Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation|
|The Immune and Lymphatic Systems|
|Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS|
|Care of Patients with Immune and Lymphatic Disorders|
|The Respiratory System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Respiratory System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Respiratory System|
|The Hematologic System|
|Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders|
|The Cardiovascular System|
|Care of Patients with Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease|
|Care of Patients with Cardiac Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac Surgery|
|The Neurologic System|
|Care of Patients with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Brain|
|Care of Patients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders|
|The Sensory System: Eye and Ear|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears|
|The Gastrointestinal System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreas|
|The Musculoskeletal System|
|Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders|
|The Urinary System|
|Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System|
|The Endocrine System|
|Care of Patients with Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Diabetes and Hypoglycemia|
|Care of Women with Reproductive Disorders|
|Care of Men with Reproductive Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections|
|The Integumentary System|
|Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders and Burns|
|Emergency and Disaster Management|
|Care of Patients During Disasters, Bioterrorism Attacks, and Pandemic Infections|
|Care of Patients with Trauma or Shock|
|Mental Health Nursing of the Adult|
|Care of Patients with Anxiety, Mood, and Eating Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Cognitive Disorders|
|Care of Patients with Thought and Personality Disorders|
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