Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 19, 2016 - Medical - 184 pages
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Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.  This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs.  Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient.

  • A clear and accessible foundation of the need to know aspects of medicine and surgery for nurses
  • Takes a systems approach exploring nursing care of key medical and surgical conditions and disorders 
  • Covers assessment, nutrition, pain, infection control
  • Supported by a companion website with over 300 interactive multiple choice questions
  • Provides need-to-know information in a quick-reference format
  • Written from a UK perspective, with application to clinical practice
  • A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medsurg featuring interactive multiple choice questions

Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.

 

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Contents

Nursing practice
2
Risk and safety
8
General care
15
Nutrition
22
Medical nursing
31
Respiratory system
38
Haematology
44
Cardiovascular system
50
Postoperative care
108
Respiratory system 52 Thoracotomy
110
Chest drain
112
Stem cell transplantation
114
Splenectomy
116
Cardiovascular system 56 Coronary artery bypass graft
118
Cardiac valve surgery
120
Varicose veins
122

Meningitis
56
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
58
Epilepsy
60
Gastrointestinal system 29 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
62
Diverticular disease
64
Constipation
66
Musculoskeletal system 32 Osteoporosis
68
Gout
70
Rheumatoid arthritis
72
Endocrine system 35 Diabetes mellitus
74
Thyrotoxicosis
76
Reproductive system 37 Erectile dysfunction
78
Chlamydia
80
Dysmenorrhoea
82
The skin 40 Eczema
84
Psoriasis
86
Skin cancer
88
Lung cancer
90
Part 1
92
Prostate cancer
94
The senses 46 Glaucoma
96
Conjunctivitis
98
Agerelated macular degeneration
100
Surgical nursing
103
Preoperative care
104
Perioperative care
106
Neurological system 59 Craniotomy
124
Neurosurgical clipping
126
Gastrointestinal system 61 Appendicectomy
128
Rightsided hemicolectomy
130
Bariatric surgery
132
Musculoskeletal system 64 Arthroscopy
134
Lower limb amputation
136
Part 4
138
Endocrine system 67 Pituitary surgery
140
Thyroidectomy
142
Orchidectomy
144
Reproductive system 70 Vasectomy
146
Dilation and curettage
148
Cone biopsy
150
Part 1
151
The skin 73 Burns
152
Skin grafts
154
Cosmetic and plastic surgery
156
The eyes and ears 76 Cataract
158
Mastoidectomy
160
Appendices
163
Glossary of terms
165
Further reading
167
Index
168
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