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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5th Edition

By Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 8, 2010

Description

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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