Medical-Surgical Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing,
Edition 7
By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN and Mary Ann Matteson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2019

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to effectively care for adult patients. Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition covers both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders while building on the fundamentals of nursing. This essential text focuses on nursing roles, settings, trends, body systems and their disorders, and emergency and disaster management. Unique to this edition is the gerontologic nursing unit which addresses physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient - the primary patient group population you’ll encounter in practice. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN® test plan content. With updated guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer treatment protocols, no other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Gerontologic nursing unit covers physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient, the primary patient group for whom LPNs provide care.
  • UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions.
  • Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking.
  • Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN® Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX® Client Needs categories.
  • Coordinated Care boxes highlight team approach to patient care, helping you to prioritize tasks and assign them safely to assistive personnel.
  • Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education.
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics.
  • Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally competent care related to various clinical situations.
  • Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read.
  • Nutritional Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies focus on nontraditional therapies along with precautions and possible side effects.
  • Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English before they enter clinical practice.

New Features

  • NEW! Organization of disorders units consolidates anatomy and physiology, nursing assessment/data collection, and diagnostic tests into one chapter.
  • NEW! Updated guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer provides you with latest treatment protocols.
About the author
By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Mary Ann Matteson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Table of Contents

UNIT I: Medical-Surgical Nursing

1. Aspects of Medical-Surgical Nursing

2. Medical-Surgical Practice Settings

UNIT II: Populations Receiving Medical-Surgical Care

3. Medical-Surgical Patients: Individuals, Families, and Communities

UNIT III: Pathology Processes and Effects

4. Health, Illness, Stress, and Coping

5. Immunity, Inflammation, and Infection

6. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

7. Cancer

8. Pain

9. Shock

UNIT IV: Special Problems of the Older Adult Patient

10. The Older Adult Patient

11. Falls

12. Immobility

13. Delirium & Dementia

14. Incontinence

UNIT V: Therapeutics

15. Nutrition

16. Intravenous Therapy

17. Surgery

18. Ostomy

19. Palliative and Hospice Care

20. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

UNIT VI: Neurological System

21. Neurological System Introduction

22. Neurological Disorders

23. Cerebrovascular Accident

24. Spinal Cord Injury

UNIT VII: Respiratory System

25. Respiratory System Introduction

26. Upper Respiratory Disorders

27. Acute Lower Respiratory Disorders

28. Chronic Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

UNIT VIII: Hematologic and Immunologic Systems

29. Hematologic System Introduction

30. Hematologic Disorders

31. Immunologic System Introduction

32. Immunologic Disorders

UNIT IX: Cardiovascular System

33. Cardiovascular System Introduction

34. Cardiac Disorders

35. Vascular Disorders

36. Hypertension

UNIT X: Digestive System

37. Digestive System Introduction

38. Upper Digestive Tract Disorders

39. Lower Digestive Tract Disorders

40. Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders

UNIT XI: Urologic System

41. Urologic System Introduction

42. Urologic Disorders

UNIT XII: Musculoskeletal System

43. Musculoskeletal System Introduction

44. Connective Tissue Disorders

45. Fractures

46. Amputations

UNIT XIII: Endocrine System

47. Endocrine System Introduction

48. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

49. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

50. Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

UNIT XIV: Reproductive Systems

51. Female Reproductive System Introduction

52. Female Reproductive Disorders

53. Male Reproductive System Introduction

54. Male Reproductive Disorders

55. Sexually Transmitted Infections

UNIT XV: Integumentary Systems

56. Integumentary System Introduction

57. Skin Disorders

UNIT XVI: Special Senses

58. Special Senses Introduction

59. Eye and Vision Disorders

60. Ear and Hearing Disorders

UNIT XVII: Medical-Surgical Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

61. Psychobiologic Disorders

62. Substance Abuse

UNIT XVIII: Nursing in Disasters and First Aid

63. First Aid, Emergency Care, and Disaster Management

Book details
ISBN: 9780323676694
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