Medical-Surgical Nursing Care / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
For students enrolled in licensed practical/vocational nursing programs (LPN/LVN)
A Practice-Based Approach to Nursing Care
Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, Fourth Edition gives students an in-depth understanding of the common diseases and disorders that affect adult patients.It provides a strong foundation for caring by emphasizing pathophysiology, nursing care, and patient teaching.
The material in Nursing Care is presented in an easily-accessible format with streamlined content and a clear writing style that makes it easy for students to absorb information. Study aids throughout the text also help students focus less on memorization and more on practice and the integration of new material into their critical thought-processes.
The Fourth Edition includes new content and features that will help students grow and develop as practical/vocational nurses.
About the Author
Karen M. Burke, RN, MS
Karen M. Burke is a nursing education consultant with experience as a nurse educator, program director, and nursing education program manager for the Oregon State Board of Nursing. She obtained her initial nursing education at Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, later completing baccalaureate studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University and a master’s degree at University of Portland. Ms. Burke has extensive clinical nursing experience in acute care and community-based settings, as well as more than 25 years of experience in nursing education.
As a nurse educator, Ms. Burke is known as a leader and an innovator. She has been actively involved in nursing education in Oregon, participating in the development of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE), an educational consortium of a public university and local community colleges to develop and deliver a competency-based nursing curriculum that prepares graduates for practice in a rapidly changing health care environment. She also has been active in helping to develop innovative clinical models. Ms. Burke values the nursing profession and believes in the importance of a strong education in the art and science of nursing for all students entering the profession. Her commitment to access to quality education and health care has led to service on the boards of directors for Clatsop Community College and Clatsop Care Center Health District, as well as Supporters of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (SOCNE).
Ms. Burke and her husband Steve love to garden, travel, and spend time with their extended family. Ms. Burke also enjoys a passion for quilting and accumulating and gradually completing multiple UFOs (unfinished objects).
Elaine L. Mohn-Brown, RN, EdD, CMSRN
Elaine L. Mohn-Brown received her diploma in nursing from Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing in Akron, Ohio. She has baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing and health education from Metropolitan State College, United States University, and University of Northern Colorado, and a doctor of education degree in higher education administration from Brigham Young University. She has worked in critical care units in Ohio and Colorado. She holds current national certification in medical–surgical nursing.
Her first teaching position was as a practical nursing instructor at Larimer County Vocational-Technical Center in Colorado. For the past 35 years, she has been on the faculty of the ADN Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Through thought-provoking classroom presentations and hands-on acute care medical–surgical experiences, she encourages students to question, use critical thinking skills, and understand the rationale for their nursing care. She has implemented an extensive orientation program for novice nursing faculty at Chemeketa Community College. In 2005 she developed Clinical Teaching in Oregon, a DVD to educate new clinical nursing faculty, and in 2009 she coauthored an online nursing faculty orientation program for several Oregon ADN programs.
Dr. Mohn-Brown serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Nurse Educator and has been a program evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She has published nationally and conducts workshops at the national and international level.
Her love of nursing and teaching has taken her to numerous international and national conferences. When not working, she and her husband, Gene, spend time traveling. She enjoys photography, flower gardening, and needle arts.
Linda Eby, RN, MN
Linda Eby received her baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She has 39 years of experience in nursing. Her nursing practice has been in critical care, home health/hospice, and psychiatric mental health nursing. As a clinical nurse specialist in clinical genetics, she coordinated the Prenatal Genetics Clinic at OHSU. As a member of the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals, she serves as an advocate for the rights of education employees and students.
Ms. Eby has been teaching nursing at the community college level for 29 years. Her current teaching areas are nursing fundamentals, diabetes care, transcultural nursing, cardiovascular nursing, and psychiatric mental health nursing. Her special teaching interest is students who are non-native speakers of English. She is the coordinator of aNursing Student Success Program, which serves these as well as immigrant students, and other nontraditional students. She has consulted and conducted workshops on teaching diverse students of nursing. In 2012 she traveled to Africa to study the evolution of culture and nursing care in the third world. Fortunately, she has two wonderful daughters, Kate and Monica, a partner named John, a good dog named Benito, and a garden to provide balance in her life.
Table of Contents
I: Introduction to Medical–Surgical Nursing
1. Nursing in the 21st Century
2. Health, Illness, and Settings of Care
3. Cultural and Developmental Considerations for Adults
4. The Older Adult in Health and Illness
5. Guidelines for Patient Assessment
6. Essential Nursing Pharmacology
II: Foundations of Medical–Surgical Nursing
7. Caring for Patients With Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid–Base Balance
8. Caring for Patients in Pain
9. Caring for Patients With Inflammation and Infection
10. Caring for Patients Having Surgery
11. Caring for Patients With Altered Immunity
12. Caring for Patients With Cancer
13. Loss, Grief, and End-of-Life Care
14. Caring for Patients Experiencing Shock, Trauma, or Disasters
III: Disrupted Cardiovascular Function
15. The Cardiovascular System and Assessment
16. Caring for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease and Dysrhythmias
17. Caring for Patients With Cardiac Disorders
18. Caring for Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disorders
IV: Disrupted Hematologic and Lymphatic Function
19. The Hematologic Assessment
20. Caring for Patients With Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders
V: Disrupted Respiratory Function
21. The Respiratory System and Assessment
22. Caring for Patients With Upper Respiratory Disorders
23. Caring for Patients With Lower Respiratory Disorders
VI: Disrupted Gastrointestinal Function
24. The Gastrointestinal System and Assessment
25. Caring for Patients With Nutritional and Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
26. Caring for Patients With Bowel Disorders
27. Caring for Patients With Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders
VII: Disrupted Urinary Function
28. The Urinary System and Assessment
29. Caring for Patients Tract Disorders
VIII: Disrupted Reproductive Function
30. The Reproductive System and Assessment
31. Caring for Male Patients With Reproductive System Disorders
32. Caring for Female Patients With Reproductive System Disorders
33. Caring for Patients With Sexually Transmitted Infections
IX: Disrupted Endocrine Function
34. The Endocrine System and Assessment
35. Caring for Patients With Endocrine Disorders
36. Caring for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
X: Disrupted Neurologic Function
37. The Nervous System and Assessment
38. Caring for Patients With Intracranial Disorders
39. Caring for Patients With Degenerative Neurologic and Spinal Cord Disorders
40. Caring for Patients With Eye and Ear Disorders
XI: Disrupted Musculoskeletal Function
41. The Musculoskeletal System and Assessment
42. Caring for Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma
43. Caring for Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders
XII: Disrupted Integumentary Function
44. The Integumentary System and Assessment
45. Caring for Patients With Skin Disorders
46. Caring for Patients With Burns
XIII: Mental Health Disorders
47. Mental Health and Assessment
48. Caring for Patients With Neurocognitive Disorders
49. Caring Disorders
50. Caring for Patients With Mood Disorders
51. Caring for Patients With Anxiety Disorders
52. Caring for Patients With Personality Disorders
53. Caring for Patients With Substance Use Disorders