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Focus on Adult Health

Medical-Surgical Nursing
Edition: 2
Publication Date:
February 22, 2018
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Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022!Streamline your path to success in medical-surgical nursing.Ideal for accelerated medical-surgical nursing ...
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    Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022!

    Streamline your path to success in medical-surgical nursing.

    Ideal for accelerated medical-surgical nursing courses and traditional approaches alike, Focus on Adult Health: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition, helps you make the most of your medical-surgical nursing course and learn to quickly and confidently address the most commonly encountered disorders and conditions.

    Carefully curated by active clinicians and expert nursing educators, this concise text distills the most essential aspects of medical-surgical nursing in precise detail. Need-to-know coverage of prominent medical conditions and key nursing responsibilities clarifies commonly encountered processes and complex pathophysiology to help you concentrate on the most clinically relevant information in medical-surgical nursing and efficiently transition to nursing practice.

    This thoroughly revised edition reflects the latest clinical approaches in med-surg and is accompanied by dynamic digital learning tools to help you excel in your coursework, prepare for the NCLEX≥ exam, and confidently meet the challenges of the clinical setting.
    • Guidelines for Nursing Care walk you through the most critical procedures as well as other conditions you are likely to encounter in clinical practice.
    • Focused Assessment boxes highlight critical assessment criteria and significant findings for specific disorders.
    • Unfolding Patient Stories reflect patient scenarios from vSim for Nursing to provide realistic clinical experience across the full patient care spectrum.
    • Unit Case Studies make chapter content more accessible and engage your critical thinking skills.
    • Focus on Pathophysiology features clarify complex pathophysiologic processes.
    • Pathophysiology Alerts detail key pathophysiology concerns at a glance.
    • Bulleted Risk Factors conveniently alert you to potential health impairments.
    • Health Promotion reviews help you prevent common health problems from developing through careful patient consultation.
    • Patient Education summaries streamline patient teaching, home care, and discharge planning.
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    Product Format
    Hardcover Book
    Trim Size
    8 3/8 x 10 7/8
    Publication Date
    February 22, 2018
  • Linda Honan
  • Table of contents
    • UNIT ONE Basics of Adult Health Nursing
      • 1 The nurse’s Role in Adult Health Nursing 
      • 2 Health Education and Health Promotion
      • 3 Chronic Illness and End-of-Life Care
    • UNIT TWO Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management
      • 4 Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid–Base Imbalances
      • 5 Perioperative Nursing
      • 6 Cancer Care
      • 7 Pain Management
    • UNIT THREE Problems Related to Gas exchange and Respiratory Function
      • 8 Nursing Assessment: Respiratory Function
      • 9 Nursing Management: Patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
      • 10 Nursing Management: Patients with Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
      • 11 Nursing Management of Patients Diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma
    • UNIT FOUR Problems Related to Cardiovascular and Circulatory Function
      • 12 Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular and Circulatory Function
      • 13 Nursing Management: Patients with Hypertension
      • 14 Nursing Management: Patients with Coronary Vascular Disorders
      • 15 Nursing Management: Patients with Complications from Heart Disease
      • 16 Nursing Management: Patients with Structural, Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiac Disorders
      • 17 Nursing Management: Patients with Arrhythmias and Conduction Problems
      • 18 Nursing Management: Patients with Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation
    • UNIT FIVE Problems Related to Hematologic Function
      • 19 Nursing Assessment: Hematologic Function
      • 20 Nursing Management: Patients with Hematologic disorders
    • UNIT SIX Problems Related to Digestive, Gastrointestinal, and Metabolic Function
      • 21 Nursing Assessment: Digestive, Gastrointestinal, and Metabolic Function
      • 22 Nursing Management: Patients with Oral and Esophageal Disorders and Patients Receiving Gastrointestinal Intubation, Enteral, and Parenteral Nutrition
      • 23 Nursing Management: Patients with Gastric and Duodenal Disorders
      • 24 Nursing Management: Patients with Intestinal and Rectal Disorders
      • 25 Nursing Management: Patients with Hepatic and Biliary Disorders
    • UNIT SEVEN Problems Related to Urinary Tract Function
      • 26 Nursing Assessment: Renal and Urinary Tract Function
      • 27 Nursing Management: Patients with Renal Disorders
      • 28 Nursing Management: Patients with Urinary Disorders
    • UNIT EIGHT Problems Related to Endocrine Function
      • 29 Nursing Assessment: Endocrine Function
      • 30 Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus
      • 31 Nursing Management: Patients with Endocrine Disorders
    • UNIT  NINE Problems Related to Reproductive Function
      • 32 Nursing Assessment: Female and Male Reproductive Function
      • 33 Nursing Management: Patients with Breast and Female Reproductive Disorders
      • 34 Nursing Management: Patients with Male Reproductive Disorders
      • 35 Nursing Management: Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • UNIT TEN Problems Related to Immunologic Function
      • 36 Nursing Assessment: Immune Function
      • 37 Nursing Management: Patients with Immunodeficiency, HIV Infection, and AIDS
      • 38 Nursing Management: Patients with Allergic Disorders
      • 39 Nursing Management: Patients with Rheumatic Disorders
    • UNIT ELEVEN Problems Related to Musculoskeletal Function
      • 40 Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal Function
      • 41 Nursing Management: Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
      • 42 Nursing Management: Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma
    • UNIT TWELVE Problems Related to Neurologic Function
      • 43 Nursing Assessment: Neurologic Function
      • 44 Nursing Management: Patients with Oncologic Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Cord
      • 45 Nursing Management: Patients with Neurologic Trauma
      • 46 Nursing Management: Patients with Neurologic Disorders
      • 47 Nursing Management: Patients with Cerebrovascular Disorders
    • UNIT THIRTEEN Problems Related to Sensorineural Function
      • 48 Nursing Assessment: Sensorineural Function
      • 49 Nursing Management: Patients with Eye and Vision Disorders
      • 50 Nursing Management: Patients with Hearing and Balance Disorders
    • UNIT FOURTEEN Problems Related to Integumentary Function
      • 51 Nursing Assessment: Integumentary Function
      • 52 Nursing Management: Patients with Dermatologic Problems
      • 53 Nursing Management: Patients with Burn Injury
    • UNIT FIFTEEN Other Acute Problems
      • 54 Nursing Management: Shock and Multisystem Failure
      • 55 Nursing Management: Critical Care
      • 56 Nursing Management: Emergencies and Disasters
    • Appendix A: Major Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
    • Glossary
    • Suggested Answers to Unit Case Studies
    • Index
  • Features
    • Guidelines for Nursing Care provide steps and rationales for important procedures.
    • Focused Assessment boxes summarize important assessment criteria and significant findings related to a particular disorder.
    • Risk Factors provide a bulleted list of risk factors for a particular disorder, drawing attention to factors that can impair health.
    • Patient Education summarizes patient teaching, home care, and discharge planning.
    • Health Promotion reviews important points the nurse should discuss with the patient to prevent common health problems from developing.
    • Gerontologic Considerations highlight information that pertains specifically to the care of older adults who comprise the fastest-growing segment of our population.
    • Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests tables list common lab tests for particular disorders along with normal values, critical values, and nursing implications.
    • Nursing Research: Bridging the Gap to Evidence-Based Practice demonstrates the nursing implications of important research.
    • Focus on Pathophysiology highlights and describes important pathophysiologic processes.
    • Nutrition Alert highlights nutritional considerations for particular disorders.
    • NURSING ALERTS offer brief tips or highlight red-flag warnings for clinical practice.
    • DRUG ALERTS highlight key nursing considerations and drug safety information.
    • Pathophysiology Alerts highlight key pathophysiology concerns.
    • Unfolding Patient Stories feature patients from Wolters Kluwer’s vSim for Nursing.
    • Unit Case Study Each unit opens with a short case study and related questions to help prepare you for the content to be presented and to engage your critical thinking skills. Answers to the unit case studies appear at the end of the book so that you can instantly check your knowledge of the subject.
    • Learning Objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter to help guide and focus you on the important content in the chapter.
    • Critical Thinking Exercises appear at the end of each chapter and use situation-based questions to aid you in applying the knowledge you have gained.
    • NCLEX-Style Review Questions test your comprehension and application of the content. Answers to these review questions are available on the Instructor’s Resource DVD-ROM and the Instructor’s Resources on the Point.
    • References and Selected Readings can be found on the Point in addition to a large array of resources that will aid your comprehension and expand your knowledge of the subject matter.
    • Glossary appears at the end of the book to assist you in understanding key terminology.
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