Medical Surgical Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensive book, in a brand new 3rd edition, prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. Completely updated with new information and an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process format-including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing care. Some exciting features include: Nursing process care plans Critical thinking self-checks Rationale for each nursing intervention. Nursing care and procedure checklists.

Table of Contents

Unit I Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

1    Nursing in the 21st Century

2    Health, Illness, and Settings of Care

3    Cultural and Developmental Considerations for Adults

4    The Older Adult Client in Health and Illness

5    Guidelines for Client Assessment

6    Essential Nursing Pharmacology


Unit II  Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing

7    Caring for Clients with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance

8    Caring for Clients in Pain

9    Caring for Clients with Inflammation and Infection

10    Caring for Client having Surgery

11    Caring for Clients with Altered Immunity

12    Caring for Clients with Cancer

13    Loss, Grief, and End-of-Life Care

14    Caring for Clients Experiencing Shock, Trauma, or Disasters


Unit III Cardiovascular System Disorders

15    The Cardiovascular System and Assessment

16    Caring for Clients with Coronary Heart Disease and Dysrhythmias

17    Caring for Clients with Cardiac Disorders

18    Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders


Unit IV Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems Disorders

19    The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems and Assessment

20    Caring for Clients with Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders


Unit V Respiratory System Disorders

21    The Respiratory System and Assessment

22    Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders

23    Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders


Unit VI Gastrointestinal System Disorders

24    The Gastrointestinal System and Assessment

25    Caring for Clients with Nutritional and Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders

26    Caring for Clients with Bowel Disorders

27    Caring for Clients with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders


Unit VII Urinary System Disorders

28    The Urinary System and Assessment

29     Caring for Clients with Urinary Tract and Kidney Disorders


Unit VIII Reproductive Systems Disorders

30    The Reproductive System and Assessment

31    Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive System Disorders

32    Caring for Female Clients with Reproductive System Disorders

33    Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections


Unit IX Endocrine Disorders

34    The Endocrine System and Assessment

35    Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders

36    Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus


Unit X Neurologic Disorders

37    The Nervous System and Assessment

38    Caring for Clients with Intracranial Disorders

39    Caring for Clients with Degenerative Neurologic and Spinal Cord Disorders

40    Caring for Clients with Eye and Ear Disorders


Unit XI Musculoskeletal Disorders

41    The Musculoskeletal System and Assessment

42    Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

43    Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders


Unit XII Integumentary System Disorders

44    The Integumentary System and Assessment

45    Caring for Clients with Skin Disorders

46    Caring for Clients with Burns


Unit XIII Mental Health Disorders

47    Mental Health and Assessment

48    Caring for Clients with Cognitive Disorders (New)

49    Caring for Clients with Psychotic Disorders

50    Caring for Clients with Mood Disorders

51    Caring for Clients with Anxiety Disorders

52    Caring for Clients with Personality Disorders

53    Caring for Clients with Substance Abuse or Dependency 

Appendix I NCLEX-PN® Answers

References and Resources




Appendices on MyNursingKit Website

I    NCLEX-PN®, Care Plan, Care Map and Unit Wrap-Up Answers

II    NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

III    Common Laboratory Values

IV     Standard Precautions



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