Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition

Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

5th Edition

By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN, Instructor, The Health Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

1. The Health Care System

2. Patient Care Settings

3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse

5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship

6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care

7. The Nurse and the Family

8. Health and Illness

9. Nutrition

10. Developmental Processes

11. The Older Patient

12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity

14. Fluid and Electrolytes

15. Pain Management

Unit Three: Acute Care

16. First Aid and Emergency Care

17. Surgical Care

18. Intravenous Therapy

19. Shock

Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

20. Falls

21. Immobility

22. Confusion

23. Incontinence

24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

Unit Five: Cancer

25. The Patient with Cancer

26. The Ostomy Patient

Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

27. Neurologic Disorders

28. Cerebrovascular Accident

29. Spinal Cord Injury

Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

30. Acute Respiratory Disorders

31. Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

32. Hematologic Disorders

33. Immunologic Disorders

34. HIV/AIDS

Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

35. Cardiac Disorders

36. Vascular Disorders

37. Hypertension

Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

38. Digestive Tract Disorders

39. Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

40. Urologic Disorders

Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

41. Connective Tissue Disorders

42. Fractures

43. Amputations

Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

44. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

45. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

46. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

47. Female Reproductive Disorders

48. Male Reproductive Disorders

49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

50. Skin Disorders

Unit Sixteen: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

51. Eye and Vision Disorders

52. Ear and Hearing Disorders

53. Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

54. Psychological Responses to Illness

55. Psychiatric Disorders

56. Substance-Related Disorders