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Medical Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 3rd Edition

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  • Lois Elaine White
  • Gena Duncan
  • Wendy Baumle
  • ISBN-10: 1435488024
  • ISBN-13: 9781435488021
  • 1184 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1998
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH 3E is a comprehensive, reader friendly resource for the practical/vocational nursing student. The 3rd Edition has been completely reinvisioned and thoroughly updated in all aspects of its coverage, with chapters now broken out into smaller, more manageable portions. In addition to rich coverage of all body systems with anatomy & physiology, data collection, disease information, and a strong focus on the nursing process, exciting new chapters on family processes and issues, psychobiological issues, bioterrorism and more have been added. Engaging features including case studies, critical thinking exercises, evidence-based practice boxes, informatics boxes, memory tricks, and more support student learning and retention throughout the text. NCLEX style questions and Theory to Practice activities provide opportunities to test understanding and apply concepts. This is the ideal choice for instructors looking for depth of coverage and student-focused features.

Features

  • Extensive supplementary package lets instructors make use of teaching tools such as the Image Library, instructor's manual with teaching resources and answers to end of unit activities, critical thinking questions, and case studies, the computerized test bank, and a Power-Point presentation, and web-site.

  • Critical thinking exercises are integrated throughout the text to help students make important connections between topics.

  • Robust feature boxes include Client Teaching, Cultural Considerations, Lifespan Considerations, Community/Home Health Care, Safety, and Sample Nursing Care Plans.

  • Concise Nursing Diagnosis boxes highlight the planning/outcomes, nursing interventions, and rationales for nursing diagnoses related to each disorder.

  • Case studies guide students through the development of a care plan.

About the Author

Lois Elaine White

Lois Elaine Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

Gena Duncan

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Wendy Baumle

Wendy Baumle earned a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and a master's degree in nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She has taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio; and at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. With 20 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician, Wendy has taught advanced standing LPN to RN transition, nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing, associate nursing, and advanced standing transition degree programs. She has membership in a number of professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Currently, Wendy is a nursing instructor at Northwest State Community College in Ohio.

Table of Contents

1. Role of Medical-Surgical Nursing.
2. Assessing Family Processes and Parenting Issues.
3. Communicating with Clients with Personal and Family Issues.
4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
5. Inflammation and Infection.
6. Caring for Clients in Shock
7. Pain Assessment and Management.
8. Cancer.
9. Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
10. Assessment and Care for Clients with Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances.
11. Assessment and Care for Clients with Acid/Base Disturbances.
12. IV Therapy.
13.. Nursing Care of the Surgical Client.
14. Assessment of the Respiratory System.
15. Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders.
16. Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders.
17. Caring for Clients with Acute Respiratory Disorders.
18. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System.
19. Caring for Clients with Dysrhythmias.
20. Caring for Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiac Disorders.
21. Caring for Clients with Heart Failure.
22. Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders.
23. Caring for Clients with Hypertension.
24. Assessment of the Hematologic Systems.
25. Caring for Clients with Hematological Disorders.
26. Assessment of the Renal System.
27. Caring for Clients with Urinary Disorders.
28. Caring for Clients with Renal Disorders.
29. Assessment of the Endocrine System.
30. Caring for Clients with Endocrine Disorders.
31. Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus.
32. Assessing the Gastrointestinal System.
33. Managing Clients with Nutritional Disorders.
34. Caring for Clients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders.
35. Caring for Clients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders.
36. Caring for Clients with Hepatobiliary Disorders.
37. Caring for Clients with Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders.
38. Managing the Client with a Fecal Diversion.
39. Assessment of the Neurological System.
40. Caring for Clients with Brain Disorders.
41. Caring for Clients with Spinal Cord Disorders.
42. Caring for Clients with Neurological Disorders.
43. Managing Clients with Sensory Disorders.
44. Assessing and Caring for Clients with Eye and Visual Disorders.
45. Assessing and Caring for Clients with Ear, Auditory, and Balance Disorders.
46. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System.
47. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma.
48. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders.
49. Caring for Clients with Inflammatory Disorders.
50. Caring for Clients with Degenerative Disorders.
51. Assessment of Lymph and Immune Function.
52. Caring for Clients with Lymphatic and Plasma Cell Disorders.
53. Caring for Clients with Immunodeficiency and AIDS.
54. Caring for Clients with Hypersensitivity Allergic Response.
55. Caring for Clients with Autoimmune Diseases.
56. Assessment of the Integumentary System.
57. Caring for Clients with Integumentary Disorders.
58. Caring for Clients with Burn Injury.
59. Assessment of the Reproductive System.
60. Caring for Female Clients with Gynecological Disorders.
61. Infertility and Contraceptive Methods.
62. Caring for Clients with Breast Disorders.
63. Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive Disorders.
64. Assessment and Care of Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections.
65. Assessment and Care of Clients with Mental Health Disorders.
66. Caring for Clients with Substance Abuse.
67. Caring for Clients with Psychobiological Conditions.
68. Health Care Issues of the Older Adult.
69. Bioterrorism and Mass Casualty Care.
70. Emergency Nursing Care Principles and Triage.
71. Applying Critical Thinking with Multiple Systems.

New to this edition

  • Smaller chapters provide focused coverage of content in an achievable, student friendly presentation.
  • NCLEX style questions provided with each unit to help students prepare for the NCLEX examination.
  • Updated coverage of alternative treatments goes in-depth on emerging areas of medicine and patient care.
  • Focused content on Anatomy and Physiology and Health Assessments offer students much-needed review.
  • Richly illustrated with numerous updated figures and photos to support visual learners.
  • New cutting edge chapters covered in this edition include Family Processes, Communicating with Clients with Personal and Family Issues, Pain Assessment and Management, Psychobiological Conditions, and Bioterrorism.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Foundations of Maternal & Pediatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1428317767 | ISBN-13: 9781428317765)

FOUNDATIONS OF MATERNAL & PEDIATRIC NURSING 3rd EDITION is a user-friendly text that covers prenatal care, complications of pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, and newborn care, as well as childrearing from birth through 18 years of age. Each chapter contains a Case Study with critical thinking questions designed to assist the reader through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Education  (ISBN-10: 1435484134 | ISBN-13: 9781435484139)

SIMULATION SCENARIOS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, 1E is a unique and innovative resource for incorporating simulation scenarios into both an LPN/LVN and RN nursing curriculum. This book contains ten pre-written scenarios for use with any simulation device in any simulation lab. The student work text provides all necessary information needed by students for simulation preparation and completion, as well as a case study to encourage critical thinking. Each dynamic scenario provides goals/objectives, patient data, instruction on simulation preparation, a list of patient medications and the simulation scenario with student simulation roles and a grading rubric. The fully loaded INSTRUCTOR'S RESOURCE TO ACCOMPANY SIMULATION SCENARIOS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, 1E starts with a comprehensive first chapter outlining the benefits of simulation, in addition to detailed information on how to assemble a simulation environment, needed supplies for lab development and information on how to conduct a simulation exercise. For each scenario a grading grid is provided (also included on the accompanying CD-ROM for download), along with patient ID band, medication labels, grading information, and everything needed to evaluate student performance during the simulation. Added features include a basic simulation lab supply list, a human patient simulator confidentiality agreement and sample nurses notes/physician order sheets. Each scenario is presented separately for the LPN/LVN student and the RN student, with accompanying instructor resources.

Foundations of Basic Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1428317740 | ISBN-13: 9781428317741)

FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

Student Supplements

Foundations of Maternal & Pediatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1428317767 | ISBN-13: 9781428317765)

FOUNDATIONS OF MATERNAL & PEDIATRIC NURSING 3rd EDITION is a user-friendly text that covers prenatal care, complications of pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, and newborn care. Childrearing from birth through 18 years of age is also covered. Each chapter contains a Case Study with critical thinking questions designed to assist the reader through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

Foundations of Basic Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1428317740 | ISBN-13: 9781428317741)

STUDENT DESCRIPTION FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text