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Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category. Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today's evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings. Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care. Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals. UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions. Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care. Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues. Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders. NEW! Interprofessional Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders. NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data. NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader. NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management. NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.
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Section One - Concepts in Nursing Practice 1. Professional Nursing Practice���� 2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care���� 3. Health History and Physical Examination������ 4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching������������������������ �� 5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults��������������������������������������������������� � 6. Stress and Stress Management���� 7. Sleep and Sleep Disorders������� 8. Pain��������� 9. Palliative Care at End of Life ��� 10. Substance Use Disorders Section Two - Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease 11. Inflammation and Wound Healing������� 12. Genetics and Genomics 13. Altered Immune Responses and Transplantation 14. Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 15. Cancer �������� 16. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances ��� Section Three - Perioperative Care 17. Preoperative Care���� 18. Intraoperative Care� ��� 19. Postoperative Care���� �� Section Four - Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input 20. Assessment of Visual and Auditory Systems��� 21. Visual and Auditory Problems�� 22. Assessment of Integumentary System��� 23. Integumentary Problems ��� 24. Burns������ Section Five - Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation 25. Assessment of Respiratory System ����� 26. Upper Respiratory Problems �� 27. Lower Respiratory Problems���� 28. Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases��� Section Six - Problems of Oxygenation: Transport 29. Assessment of Hematologic System ����� 30. Hematologic Problems� �� Section Seven - Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion 31. Assessment of Cardiovascular System ���� 32. Hypertension 33. Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome 34. Heart Failure������ 35. Dysrhythmias ���� 36. Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders� 37. Vascular Disorders����� Section Eight - Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination 38. Assessment of Gastrointestinal System��� 39. Nutritional Problems���� 40. Obesity����� 41. Upper Gastrointestinal Problems�� 42. Lower Gastrointestinal Problems �� 43. Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems��� Section Nine - Problems of Urinary Function 44. Assessment of Urinary System����� 45. Renal and Urologic Problems ��� 46. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease� Section Ten - Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms 47. Assessment of Endocrine System����� 48. Diabetes Mellitus���� 49. Endocrine Problems ����� 50. Assessment of Reproductive System ����� 51. Breast Disorders�� �� 52. Sexually Transmitted Infections 53. Female Reproductive and Genital Problems ��� 54. Male Reproductive and Genital Problems�� Section Eleven - Problems Related to Movement and Coordination 55. Assessment of Nervous System ��� 56. Acute Intracranial Problems �� 57. Stroke����� 58. Chronic Neurologic Problems� 59. Dementia and Delirium 60. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems 61. Assessment of Musculoskeletal System��� 62. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery 63. Musculoskeletal Problems�� ��� 64. Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases� Section Twelve - Nursing Care in Specialized Settings 65. Critical Care����� 66. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 67. Acute Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 68. Emergency and Disaster Nursing ��� Appendix A - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Appendix B - Nursing Diagnoses Appendix C - Laboratory Reference Intervals Glossary Index �

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