Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Edition. A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for almost a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse's role in caring for and educating patients and families within today's complex health care delivery system. Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills. Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice. Key Features in the 13th Edition: NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12e; NEW! Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition's Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care; NEW! The updated unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online; and, Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises. UPDATED! Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field. UPDATED! Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book. EXPANDED! Expanded coverage of obesity, highlighted with a new icon, focuses on this epidemic health problem in our society. STEAMLINED! The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow. REVISED! The accompanying Study Guide now features reorganized content and revised questions. Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care, and Critical Care sections More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts, Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts, Ethics and Related Issues Charts, and Pharmacology Charts and tables. Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and Home Care Checklists Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice. Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life.
Unit 1 Basic Concepts in Nursing 1 Health Care Delivery and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 2 Community-Based Nursing Practice 3 Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making and the Nursing Process 4 Health Education and Promotion 5 Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment Unit 2 Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice 6 Individual and Family Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation 7 Overview of Transcultural Nursing 8 Overview of Genetics and Genomics in Nursing 9 Chronic Illness and Disability 10 Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation 11 Health Care of the Older Adult Unit 3 Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management 12 Pain Management 13 Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbance 14 Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 15 Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care 16 End-of-Life Care Unit 4 Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management 17 Preoperative Nursing Management 18 Intraoperative Nursing Management 19 Postoperative Nursing Management Unit 5 Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function 20 Assessment of Respiratory Function 21 Respiratory Care Modalities 22 Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders 23 Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders 24 Management of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease Unit 6 Cardiovascular and Circulatory Function 25 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function 26 Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems 27 Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders 28 Managements of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders 29 Management of Patients With Complications from Heart Disease 30 Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation 31 Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension Unit 7 Hematologic Function 32 Assessment of Hematologic Function 33 Management of Patients With Nonmalignant Hematologic Disorders 34 Management of Patients With Hematologic Neoplasms Unit 8 Immunologic Function 35 Assessment of Immune Function 36 Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency Disorders 37 Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS 38 Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders 39 Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders Unit 9 Musculoskeletal Function 40 Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function 41 Musculoskeletal Care Modalities 42 Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders 43 Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma Unit 10 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function 44 Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function 45 Digestive and Gastrointestinal Treatment Modalities 46 Management of Patients with Oral and Esophageal Disorders 47 Management of Patients with Gastric and Duodenal Disorders 48 Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders Unit 11 Metabolic and Endocrine Function 49 Assessment and Management of Patients with Hepatic Disorders 50 Assessment and Management of Patients with Biliary Disorders 51 Assessment and Management of Patients with Diabetes 52 Assessment and Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders Unit 12 Kidney and Urinary Function 53 Assessment of Kidney and Urinary Function 54 Management of Patients with Kidney Disorders 55 Management of Patients with Urinary Disorders Unit 13 Reproductive Function 56 Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes 57 Management of Patients with Female Reproductive Disorders 58 Assessment and Management of Patients with Breast Disorders 59 Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes Unit 14 Integumentary Function 60 Assessment of Integumentary Function 61 Managements of Patients with Dermatologic Problems 62 Managements of Patients with Burn Injury Unit 15 Sensory Function 63 Assessment and Management of Patients with Eye and Vision Disorders 64 Assessment and Management of Patients with Hearing and Balance Disorders Unit 16 Neurologic Function 65 Assessment of Neurologic Function 66 Management of Patients with Neurologic Dysfunction 67 Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Disorders 68 Management of Patients with Neurologic Trauma 69 Management of Patients with Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neuropathies 70 Management of Patients with Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders Unit 17 Acute Community Based Challenges 71 Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases 72 Emergency Nursing 73 Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing Appendix A Diagnostic Studies and Interpretation, Available on thePoint