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Overview

The Clinical Handbook for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care is a handy, pocket-sized reference for the care of patients with health problems often encountered in clinical situations. While primarily developed as a supplement to the Sixth Edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, to which it is cross-referenced by chapter, the Clinical Handbook may also be used as a stand-alone reference text. It provides nursing students essential information in an easy-to-follow format, allowing them to respond quickly when a patient’s condition changes or when they are assigned to a new patient.

Table of contents

Acid—Base Disorders
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease)
Alzheimer’s Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Anaphylaxis
Anemia
Aneurysm
Angina Pectoris
Appendicitis
Asthma
Bell’s Palsy
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Bladder Cancer
Bone Tumor, Primary
Brain Tumor (Benign and Malignant)
Breast Cancer
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis, Acute
Bronchitis, Chronic
Calcium Imbalance
Cancer
Candidiasis (Moniliasis, Yeast Infection, Thrush)
Cardiomyopathy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cataract
Cervical Cancer
Chlamydial Infection
Cholecystitis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cirrhosis
Colorectal Cancer
Condyloma Acuminata (Genital Warts)
Coronary Heart Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Cushing’s Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Decubitus Ulcers (Pressure Ulcers, Bedsores)
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Diverticular Disease
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Emphysema
Empyema
Encephalitis
Endocarditis
Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
Endometriosis
Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder)
Fibrocystic Changes (Fibrocystic Breast Disease)
Fibromyalgia
Flail Chest
Fluid Volume Deficit (Dehydration)
Fluid Volume Excess (Hypervolemia)
Fracture
Gastritis
Gastroenteritis (Enteritis, Food Poisoning, Cholera, Traveler’s Diarrhea)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Glaucoma
Glomerulonephritis
Gonorrhea
Gout (Gouty Arthritis)
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure)
Hemophilia
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis
Hernia
Herniated Intervertebral Disk
Herpes Simplex Virus–Herpes Labialis, Herpes Genitalis, Herpetic Whitlow, Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis
Herpes Zoster
Hiatal Hernia
Hodgkin’s Disease
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Human Papillomavirus
Hyperglycemia
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypersensitivity
Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)
Hypoglycemia
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Influenza
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Spastic Bowel)
Kidney Failure
Kidney Injury, Acute
Kidney Injury, Chronic
Leukemia
Lyme Disease
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
Macular Degeneration
Magnesium Imbalance
Melanoma
Ménière’s Disease
Meningitis (Bacterial, Viral, Fungal)
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection
Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Myasthenia Gravis
Myocardial Infarction
Myocarditis
Near-Drowning
Occupational Lung Disease
Osteoarthritis
Osteomalacia (Rickets)
Osteomyelitis
Osteoporosis
Otitis, Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear), Otitis Media
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatitis
Parkinson’s Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Pericarditis
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peritonitis
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pheochromocytoma
Phosphate Imbalance
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonia
Pneumothorax
Poliomyelitis, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycythemia
Potassium Imbalance
Prostate Cancer
Psoriasis
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Pyelonephritis
Raynaud’s Disease or Phenomenon
Renal Calculi (Nephrolithiasis, Kidney Stones)
Respiratory Failure
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scoliosis
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Shock (Hypovolemic, Cardiogenic, Distributive, Septic)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma (Basal Cell, Squamous Cell)
Sodium Imbalance
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident, Brain Attack)
Substance Abuse
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Syphilis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Testicular Cancer
Tetanus
Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger’s Disease)
Thrombocytopenia
Tonsillitis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Tuberculosis
Ulcerative Colitis
Urinary Tract Infection
Uterine Leiomyomas (Fibroids)
Vaginitis
Valvular Heart Disease
Varicella Zoster Virus Infection (Chickenpox, Herpes Zoster [Shingles])
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency, Chronic
Venous Thrombosis (Thrombophlebitis)

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