Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5e has been revised and updated to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for adult patients to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss. Throughout the text, the authors make every effort to communicate that both nurses and patients may be male or female; and that patients require holistic, individualized care regardless of their age; gender; or racial, cultural, or socioeconomic background. The goal of the fifth edition is to provide the knowledge and resources that ensure a solid base for critical thinking and clinical judgment and that can be applied to provide safe, individualized, and competent clinical nursing care. Multiple learning strategies have been developed to facilitate success—audio, illustrations, teaching tips, and video and animation media. Understandable language and a consistent format are used, and students overwhelmingly report that they actually like reading the text.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice
Unit I Dimensions of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Unit 2 Alterations in Patterns of Health
Unit 3 Pathophysiology and Patterns of Health
Part II Nutritional-Metabolic Patterns
Unit 4 Responses to Altered Integumentary Function
Unit 5 Responses to Altered Endocrine Function
Unit 6 Responses to Altered Gastrointestinal Function
Part III Elimination Patterns
Unit 7 Responses to Altered Urinary Elimination
Part IV Activity-Exercise Patterns
Unit 8 Responses to Altered Cardiovascular Function
Unit 9 Responses to Altered Respiratory Function
Unit 10 Responses to Altered Musculoskeletal Function
Part V Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns
Unit 11 Responses to Altered Neurologic Function
Unit 12 Responses to Altered Eye and Ear Function
Part VI Sexuality-Reproductive Patterns
Unit 13 Responses to Altered Sexual-Reproductive Function
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