Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing, A Care Planning Resource, 7th Edition

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing

7th Edition A Care Planning Resource

By Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, USA; 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 and Carol Green, PhD, MN, RN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO, USA; Captain, US Navy Nurse Corps

1. General Concepts in Caring for Medical-Surgical Patients

Perioperative Care


Prolonged Bed Rest

Psychosocial Support

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

3. Cardiovascular Disorders

Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

Inflammatory Heart Disorders

Valvular Heart Disorders

Cardiovascular Conditions Secondary to Other Disease Processes


Disorders of the Peripheral Vascular System

4. Renal-Urinary Disorders

Renal Disorders

Renal Failure

Renal Dialysis

Renal Transplant

Disorders of the Urinary Tract

Urinary Disorders Secondary to Other Disease Processes

Urinary Diversions

5. Neurologic Disorders

Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System

Degenerative Disorders of the Nervous System

Traumatic Disorders of the Nervous System

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

Diabetes Mellitus

7. Gastrointestinal Disorders

Disorders of the Mouth and Esophagus

Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines

Intestinal Inflammatory Processes

Abdominal Trauma

Hepatic and Biliary Disorders


8. Hematologic Disorders

Disorders of the Red Blood Cells

Disorders of Coagulation

9. Musculoskeletal Disorders

Arthritic Disorders

Muscular and Connective Tissue Disorders

Skeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures

10. Reproductive Disorders

Gynecologic Disorders

Ectopic Pregnancy

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

11. Immunologic Disorders  NEW UNIT!

Transfusion Reactions  NEW!

Hypersensitivity  NEW!

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

12. Cancer Care  NEW UNIT!

Lung Cancer

Nervous System Tumors

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Neoplastic Diseases of the Hematopoietic System

Head and Neck Cancers

Breast Cancer

Genitourinary Cancer

13. Care for Patients With Special Needs

Nutritional Support

Wound Care

Burns  NEW!

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