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Clinical Handbook for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, 6th edition

  • Priscilla LeMone
  • Karen Burke
  • Gerene Bauldoff
  • Paula Gubrud

Published by Pearson (August 24th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

6th edition

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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