Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing

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  • AUTHORS: Rick Daniels; Leslie H. Nicoll
  • ISBN-13: 9781439058602 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 2128 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2007
  • ©2012     Published
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Overview

About The Product

We listened. We listened to multiple instructor and student focus groups, class testers, survey respondents, current adopters and through more than 400 peer reviews. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition, by Rick Daniels and Leslie Nicoll is an exciting new offering of this comprehensive, concept based text, which is created for instructors and students to address the adult health concepts that supports the most current holistic nursing practice and helps to bridge the gap from classroom to practice. All of this is delivered through a caring approach to the content, a central theme to foster quality nursing care for generations to come. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition is a thoroughly researched and tested book and package focused on meeting the needs of today's nursing student.

Features

  • Evidence based research and references which present the most current topics in a cogent yet thorough presentation.
  • Outstanding pedagogical features that provide real world applications and additional opportunities to enhance critical thinking abilities.
  • Learning Objectives are located at the beginning of every chapter after the chapter topics and provide the primary specific learning goals for the reader. They offer a means of measuring the outcomes of learning the cognitive information contained in each chapter.
  • Chapter Topics are placed at the beginning of the chapter to highlight the main points of the text. They help provide direction for study and logically organize the content.
  • Key Terms are bold in the chapters to denote those terms that are of particular importance to the reader. In addition, these terms are defined in the glossary for further reference.
  • Key Concepts highlight the primary points within the chapter and direct the reader in reviewing pertinent information.
  • Several Appendices augment medical-surgical topics. They include the most current NANDA nursing diagnoses, abbreviations and symbols, reference laboratory values, English/Spanish words and phrases, standard precautions, concept mapping, and a detailed glossary.
  • References document a current and varied theoretical basis for the content of the text and are placed at the end of each chapter.
  • NCLEX Style Review Questions and Critical Thinking Activities are located at the end of each chapter and offer readers an opportunity to evaluate their understanding of specific chapter content. These questions and activities are thought provoking and challenging to help develop critical thinking skills.
  • The index facilitates access to material and includes special entries for tables, illustrations, and captions
  • Fast Forward feature: provides detailed and informative predictions of new things to come in nursing and health care.
  • Dollars and Sense feature: explores the cost and benefits of a particular nursing intervention. They include relevant statistics, possible solutions, and recommendations.
  • Real World, Real Choice feature: These allow for a management strategy scenario discussion that involves a real-life nursing dilemma. The solution and rationale can be found on the accompanying online companion.
  • Uncovering the Evidence feature: presents a synopsis of research studies for each chapter, which emphasize evidence-based practice for the concepts fundamental to basic nursing practice. These referred journal sources support the reader in developing a knowledgeable foundation of learning.
  • Ethics or Law in Practice feature: presents real-life cases involving legal implications or ethical issues related to chapter content.
  • Respecting Our Differences feature: highlights nursing implications of given cultural backgrounds (e.g., ethnicity, age, race, or gender) in the format of a brief narrative that informs the reader of life span issues and outcome of care.
  • Red Flag feature: provides a concise indication of cautionary information for the nurse, including emergency management of life-threatening and serious situations.
  • Patient Playbook feature: These allow concise, relevant teaching interventions for patient, family, or support persons necessary to enhance the individual's health.
  • Nursing Strategy feature: These discuss professionalism, communication, and relevant nursing strategies that are pertinent to the variety of acute care disorders.
  • Safety First feature: identifies categories of potential error and outline the problem along with the strategies for nursing management.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Rick Daniels

    Rick Daniels, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.

  • Leslie H. Nicoll

    Leslie H. Nicoll PhD, MBA, RN, BC: Principal and Owner, Maine Desk, LLC, Portland, ME

Table of Contents

UNIT I: NURSING AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
1. The Health Care System and Contemporary Nursing.
2. Clinical Decision-Making and Evidence Based Practice, Research, and Technology.
3. Health Education & Promotion.
4. Culturally Sensitive Care.
5. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (including chemical dependency).
6. Nursing of Adults across the Lifespan.
7. Palliative Care.
UNIT II: SUPPORTIVE PATIENT CARE.
8. Health Assessment.
9. Genetics and the Multiple Determinants of Health.
10. Stress, Coping, and Adaptation.
11. Inflammation and Infection Management.
12. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances.
13. Infusion Therapy.
14. Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
15. Cancer Management.
16. Pain management.
17. Pharmacology: Nursing Management.
Unit III: SETTINGS FOR NURSING CARE.
18. Health Care Agencies.
19. Critical Care.
UNIT IV: PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT CARE.
20. Preoperative Nursing Management.
21. Intraoperative Nursing Management.
22. Postoperative Nursing Management.
UNIT V: ALTERATIONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR AND HEMATOLOGIC FUNCTION.
23. Assessment of Cardiovascular and Hematologic Function.
24. Coronary Artery Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
25. Heart Failure and Inflammatory Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
26. Arrhythmias: Nursing Management.
27. Vascular Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
28. Hypertension: Nursing Management.
29. Hematologic Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT VI: ALTERATIONS IN RESPIRATORY FUNCTION.
30. Assessment of Respiratory Function.
31. Upper Airway Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
32. Lower Airway Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
33. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Nursing Management.
UNIT VII: ALTERATIONS IN NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION.
34. Assessment of Neurologic Function.
35. Dysfunction of the CNS: The Brain: Nursing Management.
36. Dysfunction of the CNS: The Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System: Nursing Management.
37. Degenerative Neurological Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT VIII: ALTERATIONS IN SENSORY FUNCTION.
38. Assessment of Sensory Function.
39. Visual Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
40. Auditory Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT IX: ALTERATIONS IN IMMUNOLOGIC FUNCTION.
41. Assessment of Immunologic Function.
42. Immunodeficiency and HIV Infection/AIDS: Nursing Management.
43. Allergic Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT X: ALTERATIONS IN INTEGUMENTARY FUNCTION.
44. Assessment of Integumentary Function.
45. Dermatologic Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
46. Burns: Nursing Management.
UNIT XI: ALTERATIONS IN GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION.
47. Assessment of Gastrointestinal Function.
48. Nutrition, Malnutrition, and Obesity: Nursing Management.
49. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
50. Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
51. Hepatic, Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT XII: ALTERATIONS IN URINARY FUNCTION.
52. Assessment of Urinary Function.
53. Urinary Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
54. Renal Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT XIII: ALTERATIONS IN ENDOCRINE FUNCTION.
55. Assessment of Endocrine Function.
56. Endocrine Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
57. Diabetes Mellitus: Nursing Management.
UNIT XIV: ALTERATIONS IN MUSCULOSKELETAL FUNCTION.
58. Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function.
59. Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
60. Musculoskeletal Trauma: Nursing Management.
UNIT XV: ALTERATIONS IN REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION.
61. Assessment of Reproductive Function.
62. Female Reproductive Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
63. Breast Alterations: Nursing Management.
64. Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Nursing Management.
UNIT XVI: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING.
65. Multi-System Failure.
66. Mass Casualty Care.

New to this Edition

  • An increased focus on concept based additions: A chapter opening figure that includes an inductive caption and figure captions throughout that promote critical thinking skills and encourage the student to link important concepts.
  • Evidence based research and references which present the most current topics in a cogent yet thorough presentation.
  • Three times the number of case studies/nursing care plans were added to the book by including them in every clinical chapter and appear in one of two formats: nursing care plans and concept maps. Both formats include patient examples where pertinent history, physical assessment data, and laboratory findings emphasize the nursing role in the clinical setting. Both engage the reader by humanizing the material and helping readers continue to develop critical thinking skills. In addition, the case study concept map challenges the learner to create a concept map at the end of the presented case.
  • Outstanding pedagogical features that provide real world applications and additional opportunities to enhance critical thinking abilities.
  • A refined holistic nursing approach which has the nurse as the primary focus, and the importance of collaborative care is stressed.
  • Gerontologic Considerations: This is a new feature that highlights information that applies specifically to the care of the older adult patient.

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