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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care
, Sixth Edition is appropriate for courses in medical-surgical nursing. It also serves as a helpful reference for practicing nurses.
This package includes MyNursingLab®


Improving clinical reasoning; focusing on what a new nurse needs to know

Medical-Surgical Nursing provides readers with all of the practical knowledge and skills they need to care for adult patients–without overwhelming readers with unnecessarily dense writing that is beyond the beginning nurse’s scope of practice. Carefully selected content focuses on the things that new nurses will need to know when they first enter practice: how to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss. Throughout the text, the authors focus on individualized holistic nursing care as the essential element in learning and practicing nursing, regardless of the gender, age, race, culture, or socioeconomic background of the patient or practitioner. Readers are given the tools they need to develop their clinical reasoning abilities so that they can make safe and effective decisions on the job. With its understandable language, visual approach, and consistent teaching and learning format, it’s no surprise that readers overwhelmingly report that they truly like reading this text.  


Medical-Surgical Nursing for MyNursingLab® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that engages students in learning. It helps students move beyond memorization to true understanding through application–resulting in better performance in the course–and provides educators with a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress.


Teaching and Learning Experience

To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program will help:

  • Improve Results: MyNursingLab better prepares students for the classroom, and beyond.
  • Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills for Today and Tomorrow: Students are encouraged to think creatively and critically about patient care.
  • Visualize Pathophysiology: A highly-visual presentation of the underlying pathophysiology of disease helps bring the content to life, enhancing students’ understanding and aiding in clinical application.
  • Focus on Nursing Care: The authors emphasize holistic, individualized care for all patients.

0134094468 / 9780134094465 Medical-Surgical Nursing Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e

Package consists of:

  • 0133139433 / 9780133139433 Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6/e
  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Code Card -- for Medical-Surgical Nursing

Table of contents

ified by: Alicia Wozniak | 04-Apr-2014 12:14 PM EST | View History

Part 1  Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice

Unit I  Dimensions of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Unit 2  Informatics and Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Unit 3 Health and Illness Care of Adults


Part II Nutritional-Metabolic Patterns

Unit 4 Responses to Altered Integumentary Function

Unit 5 Responses to Altered Endocrine Function

Unit 6 Responses to Altered Gastrointestinal Function


Part III Elimination Patterns

Unit 7 Responses to Altered Urinary Elimination


Part IV Activity-Exercise Patterns

Unit 8 Responses to Altered Cardiovascular Function

Unit 9 Responses to Altered Respiratory Function

Unit 10 Responses to Altered Musculoskeletal Function


Part V  Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns

Unit 11 Responses to Altered Neurologic Function

Unit 12 Responses to Altered Eye and Ear Function


Part VI Sexuality-Reproductive Patterns

Unit 13 Responses to Altered Sexual-Reproductive Function

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