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 care Key need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditions Detailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complications An 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.
Preface List of contributors Part 1: Common principles underlying medical and surgical nursing practice 1. Principles of nursing assessment Naomi Elliott 2. Principles of drug administration Sue Jordan 3. Principles of intravenous therapy Lisa Dougherty 4. Principles of nutritional care Carolyn Best and Helen Hitchings 5. Principles of infection prevention and control Sile Creedon and Maura Smiddy 6. Principles of acute care for older people Louise Daly, Debbie Tolson and Anna Ayton 7. Principles of end of life care Kevin Connaire 8. Principles of peri-operative nursing Joy O'Neill, Bernie Pennington and Adele Nightingale 9. Principles of high dependency nursing Tina Day 10. Principles of emergency nursing Valerie Small, Gabrielle Dunne and Catherine McCabe Part 2: Adult medical and surgical nursing 11. Nursing care of conditions related to the skin Zeena Moore and Julie Jordan O'Brien 12. Nursing care of conditions related to the respiratory system Anne Marie Corroon and Geralyn Hynes 13. Nursing care of conditions related to the circulatory system Kate Olson and Tracey Bowden 14. Nursing care of conditions related to the digestive system Joanne Cleary-Holdforth and Therese Leufer 15. Nursing care of conditions related to the urinary system Margaret McCann, Ciara White and Louisa Fleure 16. Nursing care of conditions related to the endocrine system David Chaney and Anna Clarke 17. Nursing care of conditions related to the neurological system Elaine Pierce and Mary E. Braine 18. Nursing care of conditions related to the immune system Michael Coughlan and Mary Nevin 19. Nursing care of conditions related to haematological disorders Mairead Ni Chonghaile and Laura O'Regan 20. Nursing care of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system Sonya Clarke and Julia Kneale 21. Nursing care of conditions related to the ear, nose, throat and eye Dympna Tuohy, Jane McCarthy, Carmel O'Sullivan and Niamh Hurley 22. Nursing care of conditions related to reproductive system Debra Holloway and Louisa Fleure Index