Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference!
More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference.
A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder:
Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions
Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning
Outcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome.
Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge.
Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions.
An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care.
Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference.
A durable, water-resistant cover
prolongs the life of the book.
New to this Edition
Thorough updates provide you with the latest evidence-based practice content and clinical developments, including the newest Joint Commission standards, latest screening recommendations, revised treatment guidelines, new drugs, and lab tests.
New Burns section covers the care of burns in the medical-surgical setting.
New Immunologic Disorders unit discusses transfusion reactions, hypersensitivity, and AIDS.
New Cancer Care unit updates and expands coverage of lung cancer, nervous system tumors, GI malignancies, neoplastic diseases of the hematopoietic system, head/neck cancers, breast cancer, and GI cancer.
An emphasis on patient safety addresses preventable patient safety issues.
1. General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients
Prolonged Bed Rest
Psychosocial Support for the Family and Significant Others
Older Adult Care
2. Respiratory Disorders
Acute Respiratory Disorders
Acute Respiratory Failure
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Restrictive Pulmonary Disorder
Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
3. Cardiovascular Disorders
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
Coronary Heart Disease
Inflammatory Heart Disorders
Valvular Heart Disorders
Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes
Cardiac and Noncardiac Shock (Circulatory Failure)
Sudden Cardiac Death
Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter
Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System
Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease
4. Renal-Urinary Disorders
Renal Artery Stenosis
Acute Renal Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
Disorders of the Urinary Tract
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Obstruction
Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes
5. Neurologic Disorders
Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System
Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System
Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disorders of the Nervous System
Seizures and Epilepsy
General Care of Patients With Neurologic Disorders
6. Endocrine Disorders
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands
Disorders of the Adrenal Glands
Disorders of the Pituitary Gland
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome
7. Gastrointestinal Disorders
Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus
Hiatal Hernia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Barrett's Esophagus
Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines
Intestinal Obstructive Processes
Intestinal Inflammatory Processes
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Polyps/Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Hepatic and Biliary Disorders
Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, and Cholangitis
8. Hematologic Disorders
Disorders of the Red Blood Cells
Anemia of Chronic Disease
Hemolytic and Sickle Cell Anemia
Disorders of Coagulation
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
9. Musculoskeletal Disorders
Muscular and Connective Tissue Disorders
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Acute Compartment Syndrome
Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures
Rotator Cuff Repair
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Total Knee Arthroplasty
10. Reproductive Disorders
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
11. Immunologic Disorders NEW UNIT!
Transfusion Reactions NEW!
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease
12. Cancer Care NEW UNIT!
Nervous System Tumors
Neoplastic Diseases of the Hematopoietic System
Head and Neck Cancers
13. Care for Patients With Special Needs
Nutritional Support Modalities
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Wounds Closed by Primary Intention
Surgical or Traumatic Wounds Healing by Secondary Intention
Palliative and End-Of-Life Care
Appendix One: Infection Prevention and Control
Appendix Two: Laboratory Tests Discussed in this Manual: Normal Values
Appendix Three: Heart and Breath Sounds
By Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, USA; Carol Green, PhD, MN, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO, USA; Captain, US Navy Nurse Corps and Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, Professor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Co-Director, Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA