Black's Medical-Surgical Nursing, First South Asia Edition,
Edition 1
Edited by Malarvizhi S. and Renuka Gugan

Publication Date: 15 Apr 2019

Black’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes, First South Asia Edition, takes you from basic to advanced medical-surgical nursing with a number of online resources that make it easier to teach and learn concepts. This text provides a reliable foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions. The roles of various health care professionals in managing each disorder and disease are clearly outlined, and evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines are integrated throughout the text.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice icons identify statements based on primary research or standardized guidelines and teach you to base your practice on solid research evidence.
  • Translating Evidence into Practice boxes present a topic in the form of a clinical question and summarize the conclusions of 4-5 research articles, encouraging you to judge the research for yourself and consider how it relates to the nursing setting.
  • Care Plans highlight nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, and evaluation to help you prioritize tasks and determine the appropriate treatment.
  • Thinking Critically questions at the end of each nursing care chapter pose short, typical client scenarios followed by questions about what actions to take to test your critical thinking skills.
  • Concept Maps illustrate the links among pathophysiological processes, clinical manifestations, medical treatment, and nursing interventions.


  • Integrating Pharmacology boxes help you understand how medications can be used for disease management by exploring common classifications of routinely used medications.
  • Bridge to Critical Care and Bridge to Home Health Care boxes introduce you to critical care and home health nursing by connecting these related specialties to medical-surgical nursing.
  • Feature boxes highlight issues in Critical Monitoring, Management and Delegation, Genetics, Terrorism, Community-Based Practice, and Physical Assessment in the Healthy Adult.
  • UNIQUE! Completely revised and newly illustrated chapter on structural cardiac disorders provides the latest information on the expected outcomes of transplantation and the related nursing care.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on management of clients with integumentary disorders includes author Joyce Black's cutting-edge research on pressure ulcers.

  • NIC and NOC labels incorporated throughout in the Nursing Care Plans demonstrate the application of these standardized nursing taxonomies to everyday clinical practice.
  • UNIQUE! Integrating Diagnostic Studies boxes in every assessment chapter provide examples of laboratory and imaging studies that may be ordered during the course of a client's illness.
  • Safety Alert icons identify common hospital emergencies and The Joint Commission's patient safety goals and sentinel events to help you keep your patients safe.

    New Features

      • Content revised, updated, and adapted to suit the South Asian curricula
      • A new chapter added on Geriatric Nursing, in line with the curriculum prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council
      • Statistics, health programs, and nursing practice guidelines updated for regional adaptation
      • Review questions added to all the units within the book
      • Digital resources available on MedEnact:

    Instructor Resources

    1. Image collection

    2. Instructor’s manual

    3. PowerPoint presentations

    Student Resources

    1. Case studies

    2. Critical thinking questions

    3. Guides to clinical pathways

    4. Client education guides

    About the author
    Edited by Malarvizhi S. and Renuka Gugan
    Table of Contents
    Unit 1. Foundations of Practice
    1. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    2. Health Assessment 
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Unit 2. Health Care Delivery Systems
    5. Ambulatory Health Care
    6. Acute Health Care
    7. Critical Care
    8. Home Health Care
    9. Long-Term Care
    10. Rehabilitation
    Unit 3. Foundations of Medical-Surgical Nursing
    11. Geriatric Nursing
    12. Clients with Fluid Imbalances
    13. Clients with Electrolyte Imbalances
    14. Acid-Base Balance
    15. Clients Having Surgery: Promoting Positive Outcomes
    Unit 4. Physiologic Foundations
    16. Perspectives in Genetics 
    17. Perspectives in Oncology 
    18. Clients with Cancer 
    19. Clients with Wounds 
    20. Perspectives on Infectious Disease and Bioterrorism 
    Unit 5. Psychosocial Foundations
    21. Clients with Pain 
    22. Perspectives in Palliative Care 
    23. Clients with Sleep and Rest Disorders and Fatigue 
    24. Clients with Psychosocial and Mental Health Concerns 
    25. Clients with Substance Abuse Disorders 
    Unit 6. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    26. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System 
    27. Management of Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders 
    28. Management of Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma or Overuse 
    Unit 7. Nutritional Disorders
    29. Assessment of Nutrition and the Digestive System 
    30. Management of Clients with Malnutrition 
    31. Management of Clients with Ingestive Disorders 
    32. Management of Clients with Digestive Disorders 
    Unit 8. Elimination Disorders
    33. Assessment of Elimination 
    34. Management of Clients with Intestinal Disorders 
    35. Management of Clients with Urinary Disorders 
    36. Management of Clients with Renal Disorders 
    37. Management of Clients with Renal Failure 
    UNIT 9. Sexuality and Reproductive Disorders
    38. Assessment of the Reproductive Systems 
    39. Management of Men with Reproductive Disorders 
    40. Management of Women with Reproductive Disorders 
    41. Management of Clients with Breast Disorders 
    42. Management of Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections 
    UNIT 10. Metabolic Disorders
    43. Assessment of the Endocrine and Metabolic Systems 
    44. Management of Clients with Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders 
    45. Management of Clients with Adrenal and Pituitary Disorders 
    46. Management of Clients with Diabetes Mellitus 
    47. Management of Clients with Exocrine Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders 
    48. Management of Clients with Hepatic Disorders 
    UNIT 11. Integumentary Disorders
    49. Assessment of the Integumentary System 
    50. Management of Clients with Integumentary Disorders 
    51. Management of Clients with Burn Injury 
    Unit 12. Vascular Disorders
    52. Assessment of the Vascular System 
    53. Management of Clients with Hypertensive Disorders 
    54. Management of Clients with Vascular Disorders 
    UNIT 13. Cardiac Disorders
    55. Assessment of the Cardiac System
    56. Management of Clients with Structural Cardiac Disorders 
    57. Management of Clients with Functional Cardiac Disorders 
    58. Management of Clients with Dysrhythmias 
    59. Management of Clients with Myocardial Infarction 
    Unit 14. Oxygenation Disorders
    60. Assessment of the Respiratory System 
    61. Management of Clients with Upper Airway Disorders 
    62. Management of Clients with Lower Airway and Pulmonary Vessel Disorders 
    63. Management of Clients with Parenchymal and Pleural Disorders 
    64. Management of Clients with Acute Pulmonary Disorders 
    UNIT 15. Sensory Disorders
    65. Assessment of the Eyes and Ears 
    66. Management of Clients with Visual Disorders 
    67. Management of Clients with Hearing and Balance Disorders 
    UNIT 16. Cognitive and Perceptual Disorders
    68. Assessment of the Neurologic System 
    69. Management of Comatose or Confused Clients 
    70. Management of Clients with Cerebral Disorders 
    71. Management of Clients with Peripheral Nervous System Disorders 
    72. Management of Clients with Stroke 
    73. Management of Clients with Degenerative Neurologic Disorders 
    74. Management of Clients with Neurologic Trauma 
    UNIT 17. Protective Disorders
    75. Assessment of the Hematopoietic System 
    76. Management of Clients with Hematologic Disorders 
    77. Management of Clients with Immune Disorders 
    78. Management of Clients with Rheumatic Disorders 
    79. Management of Clients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 
    80. Management of Clients with Leukemia and Lymphoma 
    UNIT 18. Multisystem Disorders
    81. Management of Clients Requiring Transplantation 
    82. Management of Clients with Shock and Multisystem Disorders 
    83. Management of Clients in the Emergency Department 
    Book details
    ISBN: 9788131254196
    Page Count: 2522
    Retail Price : £98.15
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