Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing - A Systems Approach
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Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of medical and surgical nursing, designed specifically to support all nursing students learning to care for the adult patient. Highly illustrated and with an easy-to-follow systems-based structure, it provides a thorough foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions.

Key features include:

Extensive coverage of principles of nursing assessment, medication administration, infection prevention and control, and nutritional careKey need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditionsDetailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complicationsAn online resource centre with a range of extras for both lecturers and students, including case studies, reflective activities, interactive multiple choice questions, and further reading lists

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is the ideal textbook to help students succeed on their adult nursing course.

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About the series ix

Preface x

About the editors xii

Contributors xiii

How to get the best out of your textbook xviii

About the companion website xxi

Part 1: Common Principles Underlying Medical and Surgical Nursing Practice 1

Chapter 1 Principles of nursing assessment 2
Naomi Elliott

Chapter 2 Principles of drug administration 12
Sue Jordan

Chapter 3 Principles of intravenous therapy 26
Lisa Dougherty

Chapter 4 Principles of nutritional care 44
Carolyn Best and Helen Hitchings

Chapter 5 Principles of infection prevention and control 58
Sile Creedon and Maura Smiddy

Chapter 6 Principles of acute care for older people 78
Louise Daly, Debbie Tolson and Anna Ayton

Chapter 7 Principles of end of life care 90
Kevin Connaire

Chapter 8 Principles of perioperative nursing 104
Joy O’Neill, Bernie Pennington and Adele Nightingale

Chapter 9 Principles of high-dependency nursing 124
Tina Day

Chapter 10 Principles of emergency nursing 142
Valerie Small, Gabrielle Dunne and Catherine McCabe

Part 2: Adult Medical and Surgical Nursing 155

Chapter 11 Nursing care of conditions related to the skin 156
Zena Moore and Julie Jordan O’Brien

Chapter 12 Nursing care of conditions related to the respiratory system 176
Anne Marie Corroon and Geralyn Hynes

Chapter 13 Nursing care of conditions related to the circulatory system 210
Kate Olson and Tracey Bowden

Chapter 14 Nursing care of conditions related to the digestive system 240
Joanne Cleary-Holdforth and Therese Leufer

Chapter 15 Nursing care of conditions related to the urinary system 262
Margaret McCann, Ciara White and Louisa Fleure

Chapter 16 Nursing care of conditions related to the endocrine system 298
David Chaney and Anna Clarke

Chapter 17 Nursing care of conditions related to the neurological system 326
Elaine Pierce and Mary E. Braine

Chapter 18 Nursing care of conditions related to the immune system 364
Michael Coughlan and Mary Nevin

Chapter 19 Nursing care of conditions related to haematological disorders 386
Mairead Ni Chonghaile and Laura O’Regan

Chapter 20 Nursing care of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system 422
Sonya Clarke and Julia Kneale

Chapter 21 Nursing care of conditions related to the ear, nose, throat and eye 448
Dympna Tuohy, Jane McCarthy, Carmel O’Sullivan and Niamh Hurley

Chapter 22 Nursing care of conditions related to reproductive health 478
Debra Holloway and Louisa Fleure

Index 510

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“This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners. It would also be useful to newly qualified nurses working in medical or surgical areas.”  (Nursing Times, 1 August 2014)

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