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Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

Linton, A.D. - Maebius, N.K.

PublicadoMarzo 2011
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EditorialSaunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
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Student-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.


  • Helps you hone critical thinking skills essential for success on licensure exams and in clinical practice.
  • Reinforces textbook content and provides ample opportunity for self-assessment with a wide variety of learning activities, including matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.
  • Includes textbook page references, making self-assessment easier and faster.

New To This Edition:

  • Emphasizes application of nursing concepts with new knowledge and comprehension exercises and activities that ask you to apply your knowledge to patient care situations.
  • Features a new section at the end of each chapter: Challenge Yourself! Getting Ready for the NCLEX includes both standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions (over 1,800) that test your knowledge of chapter content while providing practice for the Boards.
  • Provides valuable practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs) -- skills that are essential for providing effective nursing care and are covered on the NCLEX-PN Examination.
  • Links you to online Evolve resources, where you'll find an additional set of review questions, encouraging utilization of and familiarity with an electronic format.

Table of Contents:

Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

  • 1. The Health Care System
  • 2. Patient Care Settings
  • 3. Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • 4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
  • 5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship
  • 6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care
  • 7. The Nurse and the Family
  • 8. Health and Illness
  • 9. Nutrition
  • 10. Developmental Processes
  • 11. The Older Patient
  • 12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

  • 13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity
  • 14. Fluid and Electrolytes
  • 15. Pain Management

Unit Three: Acute Care

  • 16. First Aid and Emergency Care
  • 17. Surgical Care
  • 18. Intravenous Therapy
  • 19. Shock

Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

  • 20. Falls
  • 21. Immobility
  • 22. Confusion
  • 23. Incontinence
  • 24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

Unit Five: Cancer

  • 25. The Patient with Cancer
  • 26. The Ostomy Patient

Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

  • 27. Neurologic Disorders
  • 28. Cerebrovascular Accident
  • 29. Spinal Cord Injury

Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

  • 30. Acute Respiratory Disorders
  • 31. Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

  • 32. Hematologic Disorders
  • 33. Immunologic Disorders
  • 34. HIV/AIDS

Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

  • 35. Cardiac Disorders
  • 36. Vascular Disorders
  • 37. Hypertension

Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

  • 38. Digestive Tract Disorders
  • 39. Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

  • 40. Urologic Disorders

Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • 41. Connective Tissue Disorders
  • 42. Fractures
  • 43. Amputations

Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

  • 44. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders
  • 45. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
  • 46. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

  • 47. Female Reproductive Disorders
  • 48. Male Reproductive Disorders
  • 49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

  • 50. Skin Disorders

Unit Sixteen: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

  • 51. Eye and Vision Disorders
  • 52. Ear and Hearing Disorders
  • 53. Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

  • 54. Psychological Responses to Illness
  • 55. Psychiatric Disorders
  • 56. Substance-Related Disorders

By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN, Instructor, The Health Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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