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Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance

January 2016, ©2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements x

About the companion website xi

Part 1: Nursing practice 1

1 What is nursing? 2

2 The 6 Cs 4

3 Accountability and responsibility 6

4 Risk and safety 8

5 Patient-centred care 10

6 Team working 12

Part 2: General care 15

7 Health assessment 16

8 Intravenous therapy 18

9 Blood transfusion 20

10 Nutrition 22

11 Pain 24

12 Infection prevention and control: I 26

13 Infection prevention and control: II 28

Part 3: Medical nursing 31

Immune system

14 HIV 32

15 Systemic lupus erythematosus 34

16 Irritable bowel syndrome 36

Respiratory system

17 Asthma 38

18 Pulmonary embolism 40

19 Pneumonia 42

Haematology

20 Iron deficiency anaemia 44

21 Thrombocytopenia 46

22 Leukaemia 48

Cardiovascular system

23 Myocardial infarction 50

24 Heart failure 52

25 Angina 54

Neurological system

26 Meningitis 56

27 Subarachnoid haemorrhage 58

28 Epilepsy 60

Gastrointestinal system

29 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease 62

30 Diverticular disease 64

31 Constipation 66

Musculoskeletal system

32 Osteoporosis 68

33 Gout 70

34 Rheumatoid arthritis 72

Endocrine system

35 Diabetes mellitus 74

36 Thyrotoxicosis 76

Reproductive system

37 Erectile dysfunction 78

38 Chlamydia 80

39 Dysmenorrhoea 82

The skin

40 Eczema 84

41 Psoriasis 86

42 Skin cancer 88

Cancer

43 Lung cancer 90

44 Cervical cancer 92

45 Prostate cancer 94

The senses

46 Glaucoma 96

47 Conjunctivitis 98

48 Age-related macular degeneration 100

Part 4: Surgical nursing 103

Principles of care

49 Preoperative care 104

50 Perioperative care 106

51 Postoperative care 108

Respiratory system

52 Thoracotomy 110

53 Chest drain 112

Haematology

54 Stem cell transplantation 114

55 Splenectomy 116

Cardiovascular system

56 Coronary artery bypass graft 118

57 Cardiac valve surgery 120

58 Varicose veins 122

Neurological system

59 Craniotomy 124

60 Neurosurgical clipping 126

Gastrointestinal system

61 Appendicectomy 128

62 Right-sided hemicolectomy 130

63 Bariatric surgery 132

Musculoskeletal system

64 Arthroscopy 134

65 Lower limb amputation 136

66 Laminectomy 138

Endocrine system

67 Pituitary surgery 140

68 Thyroidectomy 142

69 Orchidectomy 144

Reproductive system

70 Vasectomy 146

71 Dilation and curettage 148

72 Cone biopsy 150

The skin

73 Burns 152

74 Skin grafts 154

75 Cosmetic and plastic surgery 156

The eyes and ears

76 Cataract 158

77 Mastoidectomy 160

Appendices 163

1 Normal values 163

2 Glossary of terms 165

Further reading 167

Index 168

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Paperback   
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-90275-2
184 pages
January 2016
$39.95   BUY

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Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-90313-1
184 pages
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