Medical-surgical nursing is the single largest nursing specialty. Registered nurses in this specialty practice primarily on hospital units and care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery.
Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference!
More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference.
A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder:
Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions
Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning
Outcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome.
Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge.
Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions.
An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care.
Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference.
A durable, water-resistant cover prolongs the life of the book.
Table of Contents
1. General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients
Prolonged Bed Rest
Psychosocial Support for the Family and Significant Others
Older Adult Care
2. Respiratory Disorders
Acute Respiratory Disorders
Acute Respiratory Failure
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder
Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
3. Cardiovascular Disorders
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
Coronary Heart Disease
Inflammatory Heart Disorders
Valvular Heart Disorders
Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes
Cardiac and Noncardiac Shock (Circulatory Failure)
Sudden Cardiac Death
Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter
Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System
Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease
4. Renal-Urinary Disorders
Renal Artery Stenosis
Acute Renal Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
Disorders of the Urinary Tract
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Obstruction
Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes
5. Neurologic Disorders
Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System
Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System
Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System
Seizures and Epilepsy
General Care of Patients With Neurologic Disorders
6. Endocrine Disorders
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands
Disorders of the Adrenal Glands
In Medical Surgical Nursing - All in One 3.0*This Update includes bug fixes and improvements