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Medical-Surgical Nursing. Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume. Edition No. 10

  • ID: 3746367
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  • 1776 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today's evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

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Section One - Concepts in Nursing Practice

1. Professional Nursing Practice     2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care     3. Health History and Physical Examination       4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching                            5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults                                                      6. Stress and Stress Management     7. Sleep and Sleep Disorders        8. Pain          9. Palliative Care at End of Life     10. Substance Use Disorders

Section Two - Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

11. Inflammation and Wound Healing        12. Genetics and Genomics 13. Altered Immune Responses and Transplantation 14. Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 15. Cancer          16. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances    

Section Three - Perioperative Care

17. Preoperative Care     18. Intraoperative Care      19. Postoperative Care        Section Four - Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

20. Assessment of Visual and Auditory Systems    21. Visual and Auditory Problems   22. Assessment of Integumentary System    23. Integumentary Problems     24. Burns      

Section Five - Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

25. Assessment of Respiratory System       26. Upper Respiratory Problems    27. Lower Respiratory Problems     28. Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases   

Section Six - Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

29. Assessment of Hematologic System       30. Hematologic Problems     Section Seven - Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

31. Assessment of Cardiovascular System      32. Hypertension 33. Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome 34. Heart Failure       35. Dysrhythmias      36. Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders  37. Vascular Disorders     

Section Eight - Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

38. Assessment of Gastrointestinal System    39. Nutritional Problems     40. Obesity      41. Upper Gastrointestinal Problems   42. Lower Gastrointestinal Problems    43. Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems   

Section Nine - Problems of Urinary Function

44. Assessment of Urinary System      45. Renal and Urologic Problems     46. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease 

Section Ten - Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

47. Assessment of Endocrine System      48. Diabetes Mellitus     49. Endocrine Problems       50. Assessment of Reproductive System       51. Breast Disorders      52. Sexually Transmitted Infections 53. Female Reproductive and Genital Problems     54. Male Reproductive and Genital Problems  

Section Eleven - Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

55. Assessment of Nervous System     56. Acute Intracranial Problems    57. Stroke      58. Chronic Neurologic Problems  59. Dementia and Delirium 60. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems 61. Assessment of Musculoskeletal System    62. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery 63. Musculoskeletal Problems       64. Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases 

Section Twelve - Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

65. Critical Care      66. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 67. Acute Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 68. Emergency and Disaster Nursing    

Appendix A - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Appendix B - Nursing Diagnoses Appendix C - Laboratory Reference Intervals

Glossary Index


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Lewis, Sharon L. Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN
Bucher, Linda Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ.

Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE
Heitkemper, Margaret M. Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN
Harding, Mariann M. Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE
Kwong, Jeffrey Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program; Program Director, HIV Sub-specialty; Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York.

Roberts, Dottie Instructor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Columbia, South Carolina.
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