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Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing

5th Edition
Includes DavisPlus
Description

Here’s everything a student needs to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN®. Easy-to-understand guidance helps students confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.

DavisPlus

The Plus code inside new, printed texts unlocks a wealth of resources. Students simply scratch off the code; visit DavisPlus.com; log into their student accounts or create new ones; and enter their codes.

 

For Students

  • Davis Digital Version
  • Animations of anatomical and physiological processes
  • Interactive Animation Exercises
  • Interactive Chapter Exercises

Also Available

  • Chapter Overview Podcasts—perfect when reviewing for quizzes and tests.

For Instructors

  • Davis Digital Version
  • Instructor’s Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Image Bank
  • Test Bank
  • Resource Kits for Learning
  • Management Systems
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Table of Contents
I. Understanding Health Care Issues
1. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
2. Evidence Based Practice - NEW!
3. Issues in Nursing Practice 
4. Cultural Influences on Nursing Care
5. Complementary and Alternative Modalities

II. Understanding Health and Illness
6. Nursing Care of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
7. Nursing Care of Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy
8. Nursing Care of Patients with Infections
9. Nursing Care of Patients in Shock 
10. Nursing Care of Patients in Pain
11. Nursing Care of Patients with Cancer
12. Nursing Care of Patients Having Surgery 
13. Nursing Care of Patients with Emergent Conditions and Disaster/Bioterrorism Response

III. Understanding Life Span Influences on Health and Illness
14. Developing Considerations in the Nursing Care of Adults
15. Nursing Care of Older Adult Patients
16. Nursing Care of the Patient at Home
17. Nursing Care of Patients at the End of Life

IV. Understanding the Immune System
18. Immune System Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
19. Nursing Care of Patients with Immune Disorders
20. Nursing Care of Patients with HIV Disease and AIDS

V. Understanding the Cardiovascular System
21. Cardiovascular System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
22. Nursing Care of Patients with Hypertension
23. Nursing Care of Patients with Inflammatory and Infectious Cardiac or Venous Disorders
24. Nursing Care of Patients with Occlusive Cardiovascular Disorders
25. Nursing Care of Patients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias
26. Nursing Care of Patients with Heart Failure

VI. Understanding the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems
27. Hematopoietic and Lymphatic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
28. Nursing Care of Patients with Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Disorders

VII. Understanding the Respiratory System
29. Respiratory System Function and Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
30. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
31. Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

VIII. Understanding the Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Systems 
32. Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Systems Function, Assessment and Therapeutic Measures
33. Nursing Care of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
34. Nursing Care of Patients with Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders
35. Nursing Care of Patients with Liver,Pancreatic, and Gallbladder Disorders 

IX. Understanding the Urinary System
36. Urinary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
37. Nursing Care of Patients with Disorders of the Urinary System

X. Understanding the Endocrine System
38. Endocrine System Function and Assessment
48. Nursing Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorders
40. Nursing Care of Patients with Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas

XI. Understanding the Genitourinary and Reproductive System
41. Genitourinary and Reproductive System Function and Assessment
42. Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive System Disorders
43. Nursing Care of Male Patients with Genitourinary Disorders
44. Nursing Care of Patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases

XII. Understanding the Musculoskeletal System
45. Musculoskeletal Function and Assessment
46. Nursing Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders

XIII. Understanding the Neurological System
47. Neurologic System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures
48. Nursing Care of Patients with Central Nervous System Disorders
49. Nursing Care of Patients with Cerebrovascular Disorders 
50. Nursing Care of Patients with Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

XIV. Understanding the Sensory System
51. Sensory System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures: Vision And Hearing
52. Nursing Care of Patients with Sensory Disorders - Vision and Hearing

XV. Understanding the Integumentary System
53. Integumentary System Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures 
54. Nursing Care of Patients with Skin Disorders
55. Nursing Care of Patients with Burns

XVI. Understanding Mental Health Care
56. Mental Health Function, Assessment, and Therapeutic Measures 
57. Nursing Care of Patients with Mental Health Disorders
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Key Features
Complex concepts made easier to understand.
  • Nursing Care Plans are easy to read and clearly present the rationale for each action—Concept Maps provide a visual interpretation of a care plan.
  • ENHANCED! Easier-to -read tables and a full-color design bring concepts to life.
  • UPDATED! A&P review in an enhanced visual format.

Enhance critical thinking.
  • “Patient Perspectives” give a patient’s eye-view of the disease or condition you’re studying.
  • Learning exercises and questions throughout help you develop your clinical judgment. Even more activities available in the workbook and online at DavisPlus.
  • Evidence-based practice boxes within the chapter provide an in-depth look at research that supports best practices.
  • Boxed Presentations of Cultural, Gerontological, Home Health, Ethical, and Nutritional considerations tie classroom instruction to clinical practice.
  • NEW! 10 interactive clinical scenarios & new animations online at DavisPlus 
  • MORE! Teaching & learning resources online at DavisPlusView now! 

Build a comprehensive foundation.
  • Framework of the text is organized by the nursing process. 
  • Explore body systems and diseases with • a review of anatomy • physiology • pathophysiology • assessments • detailed nursing care for disorders • summary boxes • full chapters on CAMs • mental health • AIDS.
  • MORE! Coverage of prison nursing 
  • NEW! Chapter resource maps in the margins of the text suggest additional resources. 

Ensure patient safety. 
  • NEW! Safe and Effective Care competencies, appropriate for the LPN/LVN level, offer new and updated safety tips. 
  • Learning, Nursing Care, & Safety Tips provide helpful advice to achieve best patient outcomes.
  • English/Spanish Translations table in Appendix.
  • NEW! Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to plan and assess progress.
Specifications

Grade: 9-12

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Textbook) (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-8036-4068-9
Author: Linda S. Williams and Paula D. Hopper
© 2015
Size: 9" x 11.5"
Page Count: 1472
Binding: Softcover

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Study Guide) (Print)
Author: Linda S. Williams and Paula D. Hopper
© 2015

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Textbook eBook) (Web-based)
Author: Linda S. Williams and Paula D. Hopper
© 2015
Page Count: 1472
Print Color: Full Color

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Workbook Consumable) (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-8036-4069-6
Author: Linda S. Williams and Paula D. Hopper
© 2015
Size: 8.5" x 55"
Page Count: 384
Binding: Softcover

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Item # Item Name ISBN Qty. Unit Price Total
TB-FA-UMSN Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Textbook) 9780803640689 $86.95
TB-FA-UMSN-SG Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Study Guide) $32.95
TB-FA-UMSN-EB Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Textbook eBook) $65.00
TB-FA-UMSN-WKBK Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (Student Workbook Consumable) 9780803640696 $32.95
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