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Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice


-:- The Health Care Industry and the Nursing Profession
-:- Health, Wellness, and Health Promotion
-:- Population Demographics - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Changing Patterns of Disease - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Advances in Technology and Genetics - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Economic Changes - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Demand for Quality Care - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems - Influences on Health Care Delivery
-:- Roles of the Nurse
-:- Models of Nursing Care Delivery
-:- Expanded Nursing Roles

Community Based Nursing Practice


-:- The Growing Need for Community-Based Health Care
-:- Hospital and Community-Based Nursing
-:- Discharge Planning for Home Care
-:- Community Resources and Referrals
-:- Preparing for a Home Visit
-:- Conducting a Home Visit
-:- Other Community-Based Health Care Settings

Critical ThinkingEthical Decision Making and the Nursing Process


-:- Definition of Critical Thinking
-:- Critical Thinking Process
-:- Ethical Nursing Care
-:- Domain of Nursing Ethics
-:- Types of Ethical Problems in Nursing
-:- Common Ethical Principles - Nursing Process
-:- The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities
-:- Preventive Ethics
-:- Ethical Decision Making
-:- Steps of the Nursing Process
-:- Assessment - Using the Nursing Process
-:- Diagnosis - Using the Nursing Process
-:- Planning - Using the Nursing Process
-:- Implementation - Using the Nursing Process
-:- Evaluation - Using the Nursing Process
-:- Documentation of Outcomes and Revision of Plan - Using the Nursing Process

Health Education and Health Promotion


-:- Health Education Today
-:- Adherence to the Therapeutic Regimen
-:- The Nature of Teaching and Learning
-:- The Nursing Process in Patient Teaching
-:- Health Promotion
-:- Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span
-:- Implications for Nursing

Health Assessment


-:- The Role of the Nurse in Assessment
-:- Basic Guidelines for Conducting a Health Assessment
-:- Ethical Use of History or Physical Examination Data
-:- The Health History - Assessment
-:- Physical Health Assessment
-:- Nutritional Assessment
-:- Assessment in the Home and Community

Homeostasis Stress and Adaptation


-:- Stress and Function
-:- Dynamic Balance: The Steady State
-:- Stressors: Threats to the Steady State
-:- Types of Stressors
-:- Stress as a Stimulus for Disease
-:- Psychological Responses to Stress
-:- Physiologic Response to Stress
-:- Maladaptive Responses to Stress
-:- Indicators of Stress
-:- Nursing Implications
-:- Stress at the Cellular Level
-:- Control of the Steady State
-:- Cellular Adaptation
-:- Cellular Injury
-:- Cellular Response to Injury: Inflammation
-:- Cellular Healing
-:- Nursing Implications - Stress at the Cellular Level
-:- Stress Management: Nursing Interventions

Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness


-:- Holistic Approach to Health and Health Care
-:- The Brain and Physical and Emotional Health
-:- Emotional Health and Emotional Distress
-:- Family Health and Distress
-:- Anxiety
-:- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
-:- Depression
-:- Substance Abuse
-:- Loss and Grief
-:- Death and Dying
-:- Spirituality and Spiritual Distress

Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing


-:- Definitions of Culture
-:- Transcultural Nursing
-:- Culturally Competent Nursing Care
-:- Culturally Mediated Characteristics
-:- Causes of Illness
-:- Folk Healers
-:- Cultural Assessment - Transcultural Nursing

Genetics Perspectives in Nursing


-:- Genetics Perspectives in Nursing
-:- A Framework for Integrating Genetics Into Nursing Practice
-:- Genes and Their Role in Human Variation
-:- Inheritance Patterns in Families - Genetics Concepts
-:- Chromosomal Differences and Genetic Conditions
-:- Clinical Applications of Genetics
-:- Applications of Genetics in Nursing Practice
-:- Genetics and Health Assessment - Applications of Genetics in Nursing Practice
-:- Genetic Counseling and Evaluation Services - Applications of Genetics in Nursing Practice
-:- Ethical Issues - Genetics Perspectives in Nursing

Chronic Illness


-:- The Phenomenon of Chronicity
-:- The Characteristics of Chronic Conditions
-:- The Problems of Managing Chronic Conditions
-:- Implications for Nursing - Characteristics of Chronic Conditions
-:- Phases of Chronic Illness
-:- Care by Phases of Chronic Illness: Applying the Nursing Process
-:- Promoting Home and Community-Based Care

Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation


-:- Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation
-:- Right to Access to Health Care and Health Promotion
-:- Focus of Rehabilitation
-:- The Rehabilitation Team
-:- Areas of Specialty Practice
-:- Assessment of Functional Abilities
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Self-Care Deficit in Activities of Daily Living
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Impaired Physical Mobility
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Impaired Skin Integrity
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Altered Elimination Patterns
-:- Disability and Sexuality Issues - Rehabilitation
-:- Fatigue - Rehabilitation
-:- Home and Community-Based Care - Rehabilitation
-:- Complementary Therapies - Rehabilitation
-:- Continuing Care - Rehabilitation

Health Care of the Older Adult


-:- Health Care of the Older Adult
-:- Overview of Aging
-:- Normal Age-Related Changes and Health Promotion Activities
-:- Physical Aspects of Aging
-:- Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
-:- Cognitive Aspects of Aging
-:- Environmental Aspects of Aging
-:- Pharmacologic Aspects of Aging
-:- Physical Health Problems in Older Populations
-:- Common Mental Health Problems in Older Populations
-:- The Dementias: Multi-Infarct Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - Mental Health Problems in Older Populations
-:- The Older Adult in an Acute Care Setting: Altered Responses to Illness

Pain Management


-:- The Fifth Vital Sign
-:- Types of Pain
-:- Harmful Effects of Pain
-:- Pain Transmission - Pathophysiology of Pain
-:- Factors Influencing the Pain Response
-:- Nursing Assessment of Pain
-:- Characteristics of Pain
-:- Instruments for Assessing the Perception of Pain
-:- Nurse’s Role in Pain Management
-:- Pain Management Strategies
-:- Pharmacologic Interventions - Pain Management Strategies
-:- Routes of Administration - Pain Management Strategies
-:- Nonpharmacologic Interventions - Pain Management Strategies
-:- Neurologic and Neurosurgical Approaches to Pain Management
-:- Promoting Home and Community-Based Care
-:- Evaluating Pain Management Strategies

Fluid and Electrolytes Balance and Distribution


-:- Amount and Composition of Body Fluids
-:- Regulation of Body Fluid Compartments
-:- Routes of Gains and Losses
-:- Laboratory Tests for Evaluating Fluid Status
-:- Homeostatic Mechanisms
-:- Fluid Volume Deficit (Hypovolemia)
-:- Fluid Volume Excess (Hypervolemia)
-:- Electrolyte Imbalances: Significance of Sodium
-:- Sodium Deficit (Hyponatremia)
-:- Sodium Excess (Hypernatremia)
-:- Significance of Potassium
-:- Potassium Deficit (Hypokalemia)
-:- Potassium Excess (Hyperkalemia)
-:- Significance of Calcium
-:- Calcium Deficit (Hypocalcemia)
-:- Calcium Excess (Hypercalcemia)
-:- Significance of Magnesium
-:- Magnesium Deficit (Hypomagnesemia)
-:- Magnesium Excess (Hypermagnesemia)
-:- Significance of Phosphorus
-:- Phosphorus Deficit (Hypophosphatemia)
-:- Phosphorus Excess (Hyperphosphatemia)
-:- Significance of Chloride
-:- Chloride Deficit (Hypochloremia)
-:- Chloride Excess (Hyperchloremia)
-:- Acid–Base Disturbances
-:- Buffer Systems - Acid–Base Disturbances
-:- Acute and Chronic Metabolic Acidosis (Base Bicarbonate Deficit)
-:- Acute and Chronic Metabolic Alkalosis (Base Bicarbonate Excess)
-:- Acute and Chronic Respiratory Acidosis (Carbonic Acid Excess)
-:- Acute and Chronic Respiratory Alkalosis (Carbonic Acid Deficit)
-:- Mixed Acid–Base Disorders and Compensation
-:- Blood Gas Analysis
-:- Parenteral Fluid Therapy
-:- Nursing Management of the Patient Receiving IV Therapy

Shock and Multisystem Failure


-:- Significance of Shock
-:- Conditions Precipitating Shock
-:- Stages of Shock
-:- Overall Management Strategies in Shock
-:- Hypovolemic Shock
-:- Cardiogenic Shock
-:- Circulatory Shock
-:- Septic Shock - Circulatory Shock
-:- Neurogenic Shock - Circulatory Shock
-:- Anaphylactic Shock - Circulatory Shock
-:- Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Oncology Nursing Management in Cancer Care


-:- Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care
-:- Oncology: Epidemiology
-:- Pathophysiology of the Malignant Process
-:- Proliferative Patterns - Pathophysiology of the Malignant Process
-:- Characteristics of Malignant Cells
-:- Invasion and Metastasis - Pathophysiology of the Malignant Process
-:- Etiology - Pathophysiology of the Malignant Process
-:- Role of the Immune System - Pathophysiology of the Malignant Process
-:- Detection and Prevention of Cancer
-:- Diagnosis of Cancer and Related Nursing Considerations
-:- Management of Cancer
-:- Surgery - Management of Cancer
-:- Radiation Therapy - Management of Cancer
-:- Chemotherapy - Management of Cancer
-:- Bone Marrow Transplantation -Management of Cancer
-:- Hyperthermia - Management of Cancer
-:- Biologic Response Modifiers - Management of Cancer
-:- Photodynamic Therapy - Management of Cancer
-:- Gene Therapy - Management of Cancer
-:- Unproven and Unconventional Therapies - Management of Cancer
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Cancer
-:- Cancer Rehabilitation
-:- Care of the Patient with Advanced Cancer

End of Life Care


-:- Nursing and End-of-Life Care
-:- Settings for End-of-Life Care: Palliative Care Programs
-:- Settings for End-of-Life Care: Hospice Care
-:- Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Psychosocial Issues - Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Communication - Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Providing Culturally Sensitive Care at the End of Life - Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Goal Setting in Palliative Care at the End of Life
-:- Spiritual Care - Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Hope - Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
-:- Managing Physiologic Responses to Illness - Nursing Care of the Patient
-:- Palliative Sedation at the End of Life - Nursing Care
-:- Nursing Care of the Patient Who Is Close to Death
-:- Coping With Death and Dying: Professional Caregiver Issues

Preoperative Nursing Management


-:- Preoperative Nursing Management
-:- Perioperative and Perianesthesia Nursing
-:- Surgical Classification
-:- Preparation for Surgery
-:- Special Considerations - Preoperative Nursing Management
-:- Preoperative Teaching - Preoperative Nursing Interventions
-:- Preoperative Psychosocial Nursing Interventions
-:- General Preoperative Nursing Interventions
-:- Immediate Preoperative Nursing Interventions
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient in the Preoperative Period

Intraoperative Nursing Management


-:- The Surgical Team
-:- The Surgical Environment
-:- Principles of Surgical Asepsis
-:- Health Hazards Associated With the Surgical Environment
-:- Sedation and Anesthesia - Surgical Experience
-:- Methods of Anesthesia Administration - Surgical Experience
-:- Potential Intraoperative Complications
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient During Surgery

Postoperative Nursing Management


-:- The Postanesthesia Care Unit
-:- Nursing Management in the PACU
-:- The Hospitalized Postoperative Patient
-:- Nursing Process: The Hospitalized Patient Recovering From Surgery

Assessment of Respiratory Function


-:- Anatomy of the Upper Respiratory Tract
-:- Anatomy of the Lower Respiratory Tract: Lungs
-:- Function of the Respiratory System
-:- Health History - Assessment of Respiratory Function
-:- Physical Assessment of the Upper Respiratory Structures
-:- Physical Assessment of the Lower Respiratory Structures and Breathing
-:- Physical Assessment of Breathing Ability in the Acutely Ill Patient
-:- Pulmonary Function Tests - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Arterial Blood Gas Studies - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Pulse Oximetry, Cultures - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Sputum Studies - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Imaging Studies - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Endoscopic Procedures - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Thoracentesis - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Biopsy - Diagnostic Evaluation

Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders


-:- Upper Airway Infections
-:- Rhinitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Viral Rhinitis (Common Cold) - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Acute Sinusitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Chronic Sinusitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Chronic Sinusitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Acute Pharyngitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Chronic Pharyngitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Peritonsillar Abscess - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Laryngitis - Upper Airway Infections
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Upper Airway Infection
-:- Obstruction During Sleep - Upper Respiratory Airway
-:- Epistaxis (Nosebleed) - Upper Respiratory Airway
-:- Nasal Obstruction - Upper Respiratory Airway
-:- Fractures of the Nose - Upper Respiratory Airway
-:- Laryngeal Obstruction - Upper Respiratory Airway
-:- Cancer of the Larynx
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Laryngectomy

Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders


-:- Atelectasis
-:- Acute Tracheobronchitis
-:- Pneumonia
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Pneumonia
-:- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Tuberculosis
-:- Lung Abscess
-:- Pleurisy - Pleural Conditions
-:- Pleural Effusion - Pleural Conditions
-:- Empyema - Pleural Conditions
-:- Pulmonary Edema
-:- Acute Respiratory Failure
-:- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
-:- Pulmonary Hypertension
-:- Pulmonary Heart Disease (Cor Pulmonale)
-:- Pulmonary Embolism
-:- Sarcoidosis
-:- Occupational Lung Diseases: Pneumoconioses
-:- Silicosis
-:- Asbestosis
-:- Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
-:- Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic Carcinoma)
-:- Tumors of the Mediastinum
-:- Chest Trauma
-:- Blunt Trauma
-:- Penetrating Trauma: Gunshot and Stab Wounds
-:- Pneumothorax
-:- Cardiac Tamponade
-:- Subcutaneous Emphysema
-:- Aspiration

Management of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


-:- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
-:- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Medical and Nursing Management
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With COPD
-:- Bronchiectasis
-:- Asthma
-:- Status Asthmaticus
-:- Cystic Fibrosis

Respiratory Care Modalities


-:- Oxygen Therapy - Noninvasive Respiratory Therapies
-:- Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing - Noninvasive Respiratory Therapies
-:- Mini-nebulizer Therapy - Noninvasive Respiratory Therapies
-:- Incentive Spirometry (Sustained Maximal Inspiration) - Noninvasive Respiratory Therapies
-:- Chest Physiotherapy - Noninvasive Respiratory Therapies
-:- Airway Management
-:- Mechanical Ventilation
-:- Classification of Ventilators
-:- Adjusting the Ventilator and Assessing the Equipment
-:- Problems With Mechanical Ventilation
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient on a Ventilator
-:- Weaning the Patient From the Ventilator
-:- The Patient Undergoing Thoracic Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Thoracic Surgery

Assessment of Cardiovascular Function


-:- Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Anatomy of the Heart
-:- Function of the Heart: Conduction System
-:- Gender Differences in Cardiac Structure and Function
-:- Assessment of Cardiovascular
-:- Assessment of Cardiovascular Function: Health History and Clinical Manifestations
-:- Assessment of Cardiovascular Function: Physical Assessment
-:- Assessment of Cardiovascular Function: Cardiac Auscultation - Physical Assessment
-:- Laboratory Tests - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Chest X-ray and Fluoroscopy - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Electrocardiography - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Cardiac Stress Testing - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Echocardiography - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Radionuclide Imaging - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Cardiac Catheterization - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Angiography - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Electrophysiologic Testing - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function
-:- Hemodynamic Monitoring - Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function

Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems


-:- Dysrhythmias: Normal Electrical Conduction
-:- Dysrhythmias: Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram
-:- Dysrhythmias: Analyzing the Electrocardiogram Rhythm Strip
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Dysrhythmia
-:- Adjunctive Modalities and Management
-:- Pacemaker Therapy - Adjunctive Modalities and Management
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Pacemaker
-:- Cardioversion and Defibrillation - Adjunctive Modalities and Management
-:- Electrophysiologic Studies - Adjunctive Modalities and Management
-:- Cardiac Conduction Surgery - Adjunctive Modalities and Management

Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders


-:- Coronary Atherosclerosis - Coronary Artery Disease
-:- Angina Pectoris - Coronary Artery Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Angina Pectoris
-:- Myocardial Infarction - Coronary Artery Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Myocardial Infarction
-:- Invasive Interventional Procedures - Invasive Coronary Artery Procedures
-:- Surgical Procedures - Invasive Coronary Artery Procedures
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Awaiting Cardiac Surgery
-:- Intraoperative Nursing Management - Invasive Coronary Artery Procedures
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Who Has Had Cardiac Surgery

Management of Patients With Structural Infectious and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders


-:- Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Mitral Valve Prolapse - Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Mitral Regurgitation - Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Mitral Stenosis - Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Aortic Regurgitation - Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Aortic Stenosis - Acquired Valvular Disorders
-:- Valvular Heart Disorders: Nursing Management
-:- Valvuloplasty
-:- Valve Replacement
-:- Valvuloplasty and Replacement: Nursing Management
-:- Septal Repair
-:- Cardiomyopathies
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Cardiomyopathy
-:- Cardiac Tumor and Trauma Surgery
-:- Rheumatic Endocarditis - Infectious Diseases of the Heart
-:- Infective Endocarditis - Infectious Diseases of the Heart
-:- Myocarditis - Infectious Diseases of the Heart
-:- Pericarditis - Infectious Diseases of the Heart
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Pericarditis

Management of Patients With Complications From Heart Disease


-:- Cardiac Hemodynamics
-:- Heart Failure
-:- Chronic Heart Failure
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Heart Failure
-:- Acute Heart Failure (Pulmonary Edema)
-:- Cardiogenic Shock
-:- Thromboembolism
-:- Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade
-:- Myocardial Rupture
-:- Cardiac Arrest

Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation


-:- Anatomy of the Vascular System
-:- Function of the Vascular System
-:- Pathophysiology of the Vascular System
-:- Assessment of Vascular Disorders: Health History and Clinical Manifestations
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation - Vascular Disorders
-:- Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Who Has Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency of the Extremities
-:- Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
-:- Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger’s Disease)
-:- Aortitis
-:- Aortoiliac Disease
-:- Aortic Aneurysm
-:- Dissecting Aorta
-:- Arterial Embolism and Arterial Thrombosis
-:- Raynaud’s Disease
-:- Venous Thrombosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Thrombophlebitis, and Phlebothrombosis
-:- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
-:- Leg Ulcers
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Who Has Leg Ulcers
-:- Varicose Veins
-:- Cellulitis
-:- Management of Lymphatic Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension


-:- Hypertension Defined
-:- Primary Hypertension
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Hypertension
-:- Hypertensive Crises

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders


-:- Blood - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Bone Marrow - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Blood Cells - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Plasma and Plasma Proteins - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Reticuloendothelial System(RES)
-:- Hemostasis
-:- Pathophysiology of the Hematologic System
-:- Anemia - Management of Hematologic Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Anemia
-:- Iron Deficiency Anemia
-:- Anemias in Renal Disease
-:- Anemia of Chronic Disease
-:- Aplastic Anemia
-:- Megaloblastic Anemias
-:- Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
-:- Hemolytic Anemias
-:- Sickle Cell Anemia
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Sickle Cell Crisis
-:- Thalassemia
-:- Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
-:- Immune Hemolytic Anemia
-:- Hereditary Hemochromatosis
-:- Polycythemia Vera
-:- Secondary Polycythemia
-:- Leukopenia and Neutropenia
-:- Leukocytosis and the Leukemias
-:- Acute Myeloid Leukemia(AML)
-:- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia(CML)
-:- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
-:- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia(CLL)
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Acute Leukemia
-:- Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM)
-:- Hodgkin’s Disease
-:- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas
-:- Multiple Myeloma
-:- Bleeding Disorders
-:- Primary Thrombocythemia and Secondary Thrombocytosis
-:- Thrombocytopenia
-:- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
-:- Platelet Defects
-:- Hemophilia
-:- Von Willebrand’s Disease
-:- Liver Disease - Acquired Coagulation Disorders
-:- Vitamin K Deficiency - Acquired Coagulation Disorders
-:- Complications of Anticoagulant Therapy
-:- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
-:- Thrombotic Disorders
-:- Hyperhomocystinemia
-:- Antithrombin III Deficiency - Coagulation Disorders
-:- Protein C Deficiency - Coagulation Disorders
-:- Activated Protein C Resistance and Factor V Leiden Mutation - Coagulation Disorders
-:- Protein S Deficiency - Coagulation Disorders
-:- Acquired Thrombophilia - Coagulation Disorders
-:- Therapies for Blood Disorders
-:- Procuring Blood and Blood Products
-:- Blood Transfusion Complications

Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function


-:- Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
-:- Function of the Digestive System
-:- Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Stool Tests - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Breath Tests - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Abdominal Ultrasonography - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- DNA Testing - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Imaging Studies - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Endoscopic Procedures - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Manometry and Electrophysiologic Studies - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Gastric Analysis, Gastric Acid Stimulation Test, and pH Monitoring
-:- Laparoscopy (Peritoneoscopy) - Diagnostic Evaluation of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function
-:- Pathophysiologic and Psychological Considerations - Digestive and Gastrointestinal

Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders


-:- Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders
-:- Dental Plaque and Caries - Disorders of the Teeth
-:- Dentoalveolar Abscess or Periapical Abscess - Disorders of the Teeth
-:- Malocclusion - Disorders of the Teeth
-:- Disorders of the Jaw: Temporomandibular Disorders
-:- Disorders of the Salivary Glands
-:- Cancer of the Oral Cavity
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Conditions of the Oral Cavity
-:- Neck Dissection
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing a Neck Dissection
-:- Dysphagia - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Achalasia - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Diffuse Spasm - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Hiatal Hernia - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Diverticulum - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Perforation - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Foreign Bodies - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Chemical Burns - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Barrett’s Esophagus - Disorders of the Esophagus
-:- Benign Tumors and Cancer of the Esophagus
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Condition of the Esophagus

Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities


-:- Gastrointestinal Intubation
-:- Nursing Management of Patients Undergoing Nasogastric or Nasoenteric Intubation
-:- Tube Feedings With Nasogastric and Nasoenteric Devices
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Receiving a Tube Feeding
-:- Gastrostomy
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Gastrostomy
-:- Parenteral Nutrition
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Receiving Parenteral Nutrition

Management of Patients With Gastric and Duodenal Disorders


-:- Gastritis
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Gastritis
-:- Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Ulcer Disease
-:- Morbid Obesity
-:- Gastric Cancer
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Gastric Cancer
-:- Gastric Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Gastric Surgery

Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders


-:- Constipation - Abnormalities of Fecal Elimination
-:- Diarrhea - Abnormalities of Fecal Elimination
-:- Fecal Incontinence - Abnormalities of Fecal Elimination
-:- Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Abnormalities of Fecal Elimination
-:- Conditions of Malabsorption - Abnormalities of Fecal Elimination
-:- Appendicitis - Acute Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders
-:- Diverticular Disease - Acute Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Diverticulitis
-:- Peritonitis - Acute Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders
-:- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-:- Regional Enteritis (Crohn’s Disease) - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-:- Ulcerative Colitis - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-:- Nursing Process: Management of the Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-:- Nursing Management of the Patient Requiring an Ileostomy
-:- Intestinal Obstruction
-:- Small Bowel Obstruction
-:- Large Bowel Obstruction
-:- Colorectal Cancer
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Colorectal Cancer
-:- Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
-:- Diseases of the Anorectum
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With an Anorectal Condition

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hepatic Disorders


-:- Anatomy of the Liver
-:- Functions of the Liver
-:- Assessment of Patients With Hepatic Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Hepatic Disorders
-:- Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Jaundice - Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Portal Hypertension - Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Ascites - Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Esophageal Varices - Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Hepatic Encephalopathy and Coma - Hepatic Dysfunction
-:- Other Manifestations of Liver Dysfunction
-:- Management of Patients With Viral Hepatitis
-:- Management of Patients With Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)
-:- Management of Patients With Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
-:- Management of Patients With Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
-:- Management of Patients With Hepatitis D Virus
-:- Management of Patients With Hepatitis E Virus, Hepatitis G (HGV) and GB Virus-C
-:- Management of Patients With Nonviral Hepatic Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Hepatic Cirrhosis
-:- Cancer of the Liver
-:- Liver Transplantation
-:- Liver Abscesses

Assessment and Management of Patients With Biliary Disorders


-:- Anatomy and Function of the Gallbladder
-:- The Pancreas
-:- Cholecystitis - Disorders of the Gallbladder
-:- Cholelithiasis - Disorders of the Gallbladder
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Surgery for Gallbladder Disease
-:- Disorders of the Pancreas
-:- Acute Pancreatitis - Disorders of the Pancreas
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Acute Pancreatitis
-:- Chronic Pancreatitis - Disorders of the Pancreas
-:- Pancreatic Cysts
-:- Cancer of the Pancreas
-:- Tumors of the Head of the Pancreas
-:- Pancreatic Islet Tumors
-:- Hyperinsulinism - Disorders of the Pancreas
-:- Ulcerogenic Tumors - Disorders of the Pancreas

Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus


-:- Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
-:- Classification of Diabetes
-:- Physiology and Pathophysiology of Diabetes
-:- Type 1 Diabetes
-:- Type 2 Diabetes
-:- Gestational Diabetes
-:- Diabetes Management
-:- Diabetes Management: Nutritional Management
-:- Diabetes Management: Exercise
-:- Diabetes Management: Monitoring: Glucose Levels and Ketones
-:- Diabetes Management: Pharmacologic Therapy
-:- Education - Nursing Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
-:- Developing a Diabetic Teaching Plan - Nursing Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
-:- Implementing the Plan - Nursing Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
-:- Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reactions) - Acute Complications of Diabetes
-:- Diabetic Ketoacidosis - Acute Complications of Diabetes
-:- Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome - Acute Complications of Diabetes
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes Mellitus
-:- Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- Macrovascular Complications - Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- Microvascular Complications and Diabetic Retinopathy - Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- Nephropathy - Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- Diabetic Neuropathies - Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- Foot and Leg Problems - Long Term Complications of Diabetes
-:- The Patient With Diabetes Undergoing Surgery
-:- Management of Hospitalized Diabetic Patients
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Diabetes as a Secondary Diagnosis

Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders


-:- Endocrine System: Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Assessment of Patients With Endocrine Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Endocrine Disorders
-:- Management of Patients With Pituitary Disorders
-:- Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Thyroid Function and Dysfunction - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Abnormal Thyroid Function - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Hypothyroidism - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Hyperthyroidism - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Hyperthyroidism
-:- Thyroiditis - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Thyroid Tumors - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Endemic (Iodine-Deficient) Goiter - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Nodular Goiter - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Thyroid Cancer - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders
-:- Parathyroid Function - Management of Patients With Parathyroid Disorders
-:- Hyperparathyroidism - Management of Patients With Parathyroid Disorders
-:- Hypoparathyroidism - Management of Patients With Parathyroid Disorders
-:- Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Adrenal Function - Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Pheochromocytoma - Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) - Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Cushing’s Syndrome - Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Cushing’s Syndrome
-:- Primary Aldosteronism - Management of Patients With Adrenal Disorders
-:- Corticosteroid Therapy

Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function


-:- Anatomy of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tracts
-:- Physiology of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tracts
-:- Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function
-:- Urinalysis and Urine Culture - Diagnostic Evaluation
-:- Renal Function Tests
-:- X-Ray Films and Other Imaging Modalities - Renal and Urinary Tract Function
-:- Urologic Endoscopic Procedures - Renal and Urinary Tract Function
-:- Biopsy - Renal and Urinary Tract Function
-:- Urodynamic Tests - Renal and Urinary Tract Function
-:- Nursing Implications - Renal and Urinary Tract Function

Management of Patients With Upper or Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction


-:- Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances in Renal Disorders
-:- Dysfunctional Voiding Patterns
-:- Congenital and Adult Voiding Dysfunction
-:- Urinary Incontinence - Dysfunctional Voiding Patterns
-:- Urinary Retention - Dysfunctional Voiding Patterns
-:- Neurogenic Bladder - Dysfunctional Voiding Patterns
-:- Dialysis
-:- Hemodialysis - Dialysis
-:- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies - Dialysis
-:- Peritoneal Dialysis
-:- Special Considerations: Care of the Hospitalized Dialysis Patient
-:- Kidney Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Kidney Surgery

Management of Patients With Urinary Disorders


-:- Infections of the Urinary Tract
-:- Lower Urinary Tract Infections
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Lower Urinary Tract Infection
-:- Upper Urinary Tract Infection: Acute Pyelonephritis
-:- Upper Urinary Tract Infection: Chronic Pyelonephritis
-:- Primary Glomerular Diseases
-:- Acute Glomerulonephritis - Primary Glomerular Diseases
-:- Chronic Glomerulonephritis - Primary Glomerular Diseases
-:- Nephrotic Syndrome - Primary Glomerular Diseases
-:- Acute Renal Failure
-:- Chronic Renal Failure (End-Stage Renal Disease)
-:- Kidney Transplantation
-:- Urolithiasis
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Kidney Stones
-:- Genitourinary Trauma
-:- Urinary Tract Cancers
-:- Cancer of the Bladder
-:- Urinary Diversions
-:- Cutaneous Urinary Diversions
-:- Continent Urinary Diversions
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Urinary Diversion Surgery
-:- Nephrosclerosis - Urinary Tract Disorders
-:- Hydronephrosis - Urinary Tract Disorders
-:- Urethritis - Urinary Tract Disorders
-:- Renal Abscess - Urinary Tract Disorders
-:- Tuberculosis of the Urinary Tract
-:- Urethral Strictures
-:- Renal Cysts
-:- Interstitial Cystitis - Urinary Tract Disorders

Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes


-:- Role of Nurses in Women’s Health
-:- Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
-:- Function of the Female Reproductive System
-:- Assessment of Female Physiologic Processes: Health History and Clinical Manifestations
-:- Assessment of Female Physiologic Processes: Physical Assessment
-:- Cytologic Test for Cancer (Pap Smear) - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Cryotherapy and Laser Therapy - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Cone Biopsy and LEEP - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Endometrial (Aspiration) Biopsy - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Dilation and Curettage - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Endoscopic Examinations - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Other Diagnostic Procedures - Diagnostic Evaluation of Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Menstruation - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Perimenopause - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Menopause - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Premenstrual Syndrome - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Dysmenorrhea - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Amenorrhea - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - Management of Normal and Altered Female Physiologic Processes
-:- Dyspareunia - Management of Normal and Altered Female Reproductive Function
-:- Contraception - Management of Normal and Altered Female Reproductive Function
-:- Abortion - Management of Normal and Altered Female Reproductive Function
-:- Ectopic Pregnancy - Management of Normal and Altered Female Reproductive Function
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With an Ectopic Pregnancy

Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders


-:- Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Candidiasis - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Seminal Plasma Protein Allergy - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Bacterial Vaginosis - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Trichomoniasis - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Vulvovaginal Infection
-:- Human Papillomavirus - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Herpesvirus Type 2 Infection (Herpes Genitalis, Herpes Simplex Virus)
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Genital Herpesvirus Infection
-:- Toxic Shock Syndrome - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Endocervicitis and Cervicitis - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea - Vulvovaginal Infections
-:- Pelvic Infection (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
-:- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
-:- Fistulas of the Vagina - Structural Disorders
-:- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Cystocele, Rectocele, Enterocele
-:- Uterine Prolapse - Structural Disorders
-:- Benign Disorders - Female Reproductive Disorders
-:- Vulvar Cysts
-:- Vulvar Dystrophy
-:- Ovarian Cysts
-:- Benign Tumors of the Uterus:Fibroids (Leiomyomas, Myomas)
-:- Endometriosis
-:- Adenomyosis
-:- Malignant Conditions of Female Reproductive System
-:- Cancer of the Cervix
-:- Pregnancy-Related Neoplasm
-:- Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrium)
-:- Cancer of the Vulva
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Vulvar Surgery
-:- Cancer of the Vagina
-:- Cancer of the Fallopian Tubes
-:- Cancer of the Ovary
-:- Hysterectomy
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing a Hysterectomy
-:- Radiation Therapy - Female Reproductive System

Assessment and Management of Patients With Breast Disorders


-:- Breast - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Assessment of Patients With Breast Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Breast Disorders
-:- Nursing Care of the Patient Undergoing a Breast Biopsy
-:- Conditions Affecting the Nipple
-:- Breast Infections
-:- Benign Conditions of the Breast
-:- Malignant Conditions of the Breast
-:- Current Research in Breast Cancer
-:- Prophylactic Mastectomy
-:- Breast Cancer
-:- Breast Cancer: Medical Management
-:- Special Issues in Breast Cancer Management
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Breast Cancer
-:- Reconstructive Breast Surgery
-:- Diseases of the Male Breast

Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes


-:- Testicular Development
-:- Glandular Function
-:- Assessment of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation to Male Reproductive Processes
-:- Disorders of Male Sexual Function
-:- Infections of the Male Genitourinary Tract
-:- Prostatitis - Conditions of the Prostate
-:- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)
-:- Cancer of the Prostate
-:- The Patient Undergoing Prostate Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Prostatectomy
-:- Conditions Affecting the Testes and Adjacent Structures
-:- Conditions Affecting the Penis

Assessment of Immune Function


-:- Anatomy of the Immune System
-:- Immune Function: Defenses and Responses
-:- Advances in Immunology
-:- Assessment of Immune Function
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of the Immune System

Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency


-:- Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency
-:- Phagocytic Dysfunction - Primary Immunodeficiencies
-:- B-Cell Deficiencies - Primary Immunodeficiencies
-:- T-Cell Deficiencies - Primary Immunodeficiencies
-:- Combined B-Cell and T-Cell Deficiencies
-:- Deficiencies of the Complement System - Primary Immunodeficiencies
-:- Secondary Immunodeficiencies
-:- Nursing Management for Patients With Immunodeficiencies

Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS


-:- Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Epidemiology and HIV Transmission
-:- Prevention of HIV Infection
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Transmission to Health Care Providers
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Pathophysiology
-:- Stages of HIV Disease
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Assessment and Diagnostic Findings
-:- Treatment of HIV Infection
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Drug Resistance
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Structured Intermittent Therapy
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Clinical Manifestations
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Medical Management
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Complementary and Alternative Modalities
-:- HIV Infection and AIDS: Supportive Care
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With AIDS
-:- Emotional and Ethical Concerns - Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS

Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders


-:- Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders
-:- Allergic Reaction: Physiologic Overview
-:- Assessment of Patients With Allergic Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Allergic Disorders
-:- Allergic Disorders
-:- Anaphylaxis - Allergic Disorders
-:- Allergic Rhinitis - Allergic Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Allergic Rhinitis
-:- Contact Dermatitis - Allergic Disorders
-:- Atopic Dermatitis - Allergic Disorders
-:- Dermatitis Medicamentosa (Drug Reactions) - Allergic Disorders
-:- Urticaria and Angioneurotic Edema
-:- Hereditary Angioedema - Allergic Disorders
-:- Food Allergy - Allergic Disorders
-:- Serum Sickness - Allergic Disorders
-:- Latex Allergy - Allergic Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders


-:- Rheumatic Diseases
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Rheumatic Disease
-:- Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Rheumatoid Arthritis - Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Scleroderma - Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Polymyositis - Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Diffuse Connective Tissue Diseases
-:- Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis)
-:- Spondyloarthropathies
-:- Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases Associated With Rheumatic Disorders: Gout
-:- Fibromyalgia
-:- Arthritis Associated With Infectious Organisms
-:- Neoplasms and Neurovascular, Bone, and Extra-Articular Disorders

Assessment of Integumentary Function


-:- Anatomy of the Skin, Hair, Nails, and Glands of the Skin
-:- Functions of the Skin
-:- Assessment of Integumentary Function
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Integumentary Function

Management of Patients With Dermatologic Problems


-:- Skin Care for Patients With Skin Conditions
-:- Wound Care for Skin Conditions
-:- Pruritus
-:- Secretory Disorders
-:- Hydradenitis Suppurativa - Secretory Disorders
-:- Seborrheic Dermatoses - Secretory Disorders
-:- Acne Vulgaris - Secretory Disorders
-:- Impetigo - Bacterial Infections: Pyodermas
-:- Folliculitis, Furuncles, and Carbuncles - Bacterial Infections: Pyodermas
-:- Viral Skin Infections
-:- Fungal (Mycotic) Infections
-:- Parasitic Skin Infestation
-:- Contact Dermatitis
-:- Psoriasis - Noninfectious Inflammatory Dermatoses
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient With Psoriasis
-:- Exfoliative Dermatitis - Noninfectious Inflammatory Dermatoses
-:- Blistering Diseases
-:- Pemphigus - Blistering Diseases
-:- Bullous Pemphigoid - Blistering Diseases
-:- Dermatitis Herpetiformis - Blistering Diseases
-:- Herpes Gestationis - Blistering Diseases
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient With Blistering Diseases
-:- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient With Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
-:- Ulcerations
-:- Benign Tumors of the Skin
-:- Malignant Tumors of the Skin: Skin Cancer
-:- Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
-:- Malignant Melanoma
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient With Malignant Melanoma
-:- Metastatic Skin Tumors
-:- Kaposi’s Sarcoma
-:- Dermatologic and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
-:- Wound Coverage: Grafts and Flaps
-:- Chemical Face Peeling
-:- Dermabrasion
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient With Facial Reconstruction
-:- Face Lift
-:- Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Lesions

Management of Patients With Burn Injury


-:- Incidence of Burn Injury
-:- Outlook for Survival and Recovery - Burn Injury
-:- Pathophysiology of Burns
-:- Classification of Burns
-:- Local and Systemic Responses to Burns
-:- Management of the Patient With a Burn Injury
-:- Emergent/Resuscitative Phase of Burn Care
-:- Acute or Intermediate Phase of Burn Care
-:- Acute or Intermediate Phase of Burn Care: Grafting the Burn Wound
-:- Acute or Intermediate Phase of Burn Care: Pain Management, Nutritional Support
-:- Disorders of Wound Healing
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient During the Acute Phase
-:- Rehabilitation Phase of Burn Care
-:- Nursing Process: Care of the Patient During the Rehabilitation Phase
-:- Burn Care in the Home

Assessment and Management of Patients With Eye and Vision Disorders


-:- Eye - Anatomic and Physiologic Overview
-:- Assessment of Patients With Eye and Vision Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Eye and Vision Disorders
-:- Impaired Vision: Refractive Errors, Low Vision and Blindness
-:- Glaucoma
-:- Cataracts
-:- Corneal Disorders
-:- Retinal Detachment - Retinal Disorders
-:- Retinal Vascular Disorders
-:- Macular Degeneration - Retinal Disorders
-:- Orbital Trauma
-:- Ocular Trauma
-:- Ocular Burns
-:- Dry Eye Syndrome
-:- Conjunctivitis
-:- Uveitis
-:- Orbital Cellulitis
-:- Orbital and Ocular Tumors
-:- Surgical Procedures and Enucleation - Eye and Vision Disorders
-:- Ocular Consequences of Systemic Disease
-:- Concepts in Ocular Medication Administration
-:- Issues in Ophthalmology
-:- Nursing Considerations - Eye and Vision Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hearing and Balance Disorders


-:- Anatomy of the External Ear
-:- Anatomy of the Middle Ear
-:- Anatomy of the Inner Ear
-:- Function of the Ears
-:- Assessment of Patients With Hearing and Balance Disorders
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Hearing and Balance Disorders
-:- Hearing Loss
-:- Conditions of the External Ear
-:- Conditions of the Middle Ear
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Mastoid Surgery
-:- Conditions of the Inner Ear
-:- Aural Rehabilitation

Assessment of Neurologic Function


-:- Anatomic and Physiologic Overview of Neurologic Function
-:- Anatomy of Cells of the Nervous System, Neurotransmitters
-:- Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
-:- Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System
-:- Motor and Sensory Functions of the Nervous System
-:- Health History - Assessment: The Neurologic Examination
-:- Clinical Manifestations - Assessment: The Neurologic Examination
-:- Physical Examination - Assessment: The Neurologic Examination
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Neurologic Function

Management of Patients With Neurologic Dysfunction


-:- Management of Patients With Neurologic Dysfunction
-:- Altered Level of Consciousness
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With an Altered Level of Consciousness
-:- Increased Intracranial Pressure
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Increased ICP
-:- Intracranial Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Intracranial Surgery
-:- Transsphenoidal Surgery
-:- Seizure Disorders
-:- The Epilepsies
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Epilepsy
-:- Status Epilepticus
-:- Headache

Management of Patients With Cerebrovascular Disorders


-:- Management of Patients With Cerebrovascular Disorders
-:- Ischemic Stroke
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Recovering from an Ischemic Stroke
-:- Hemorrhagic Stroke
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Hemorrhagic Stroke

Management of Patients With Neurologic Trauma


-:- Head Injuries
-:- Brain Injury
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Brain Injury
-:- Spinal Cord Injury
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Acute Spinal Cord Injury
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Quadriplegia or Paraplegia

Management of Patients With Neurologic Infections Autoimmune Disorders and Neuropathies


-:- Meningitis - Infectious Neurologic Disorders
-:- Brain Abscess - Infectious Neurologic Disorders
-:- Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis - Infectious Neurologic Disorders
-:- Arthropod-Borne Virus Encephalitis - Infectious Neurologic Disorders
-:- Fungal Encephalitis - Infectious Neurologic Disorders
-:- Creutzfeldt-Jakob and New-Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
-:- Multiple Sclerosis - Autoimmune Processes
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Multiple Sclerosis
-:- Myasthenia Gravis - Autoimmune Processes
-:- Guillain-Barré Syndrome - Autoimmune Processes
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Guillain-Barré Syndrome
-:- Cranial Nerve Disorders
-:- Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux) - Cranial Nerve Disorders
-:- Bell’s Palsy - Cranial Nerve Disorders
-:- Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System

Management of Patients With Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders


-:- Primary Brain Tumors
-:- Cerebral Metastases
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Cerebral Metastases or Incurable Brain Tumor
-:- Spinal Cord Tumors
-:- Degenerative Disorders
-:- Parkinson’s Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Parkinson’s Disease
-:- Huntington’s Disease
-:- Alzheimer’s Disease
-:- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
-:- Muscular Dystrophies
-:- Degenerative Disk Disease
-:- Herniation of a Cervical Intervertebral Disk
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing a Cervical Discectomy
-:- Herniation of a Lumbar Disk
-:- Post-Polio Syndrome

Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function


-:- Structure and Function of the Skeletal System
-:- Structure and Function of the Articular System
-:- Structure and Function of the Skeletal Muscle System
-:- Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function: Health History
-:- Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function: Physical Assessment
-:- Diagnostic Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Function
-:- Nursing Implications - Musculoskeletal Function

Musculoskeletal Care Modalities


-:- Managing Care of the Patient in a Cast
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient in a Cast
-:- Specific Cast Management Considerations
-:- Managing the Patient With Splints and Braces
-:- Managing the Patient With an External Fixator
-:- Managing the Patient in Traction
-:- Principles of Effective Traction
-:- Skin Traction
-:- Skeletal Traction
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient in Traction
-:- Managing the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
-:- Joint Replacement - Managing the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
-:- Total Hip Replacement - Managing the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
-:- Total Knee Replacement - Managing the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: Preoperative Care of the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
-:- Nursing Process: Postoperative Care of the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery

Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders


-:- Acute Low Back Pain
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Acute Low Back Pain
-:- Common Problems of the Upper Extremity
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Surgery of the Hand or Wrist
-:- Common Foot Problems
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing Foot Surgery
-:- Osteoporosis - Metabolic Bone Disorders
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Spontaneous Vertebral Fracture Related to Osteoporosis
-:- Osteomalacia - Metabolic Bone Disorders
-:- Paget’s Disease - Metabolic Bone Disorders
-:- Osteomyelitis - Musculoskeletal Infections
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Osteomyelitis
-:- Septic (Infectious) Arthritis - Musculoskeletal Infections
-:- Benign Bone Tumors
-:- Malignant Bone Tumors
-:- Metastatic Bone Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Bone Tumor

Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma


-:- Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma
-:- Contusions, Strains, and Sprains
-:- Joint Dislocations
-:- Sports-Related Injuries
-:- Fractures
-:- Fracture Healing and Complications (Early and Delayed)
-:- Clavicle - Fracture
-:- Humeral Neck - Fracture
-:- Humeral Shaft - Fracture
-:- Elbow - Fracture
-:- Radial Head - Fracture
-:- Radial and Ulnar Shafts - Fracture
-:- Wrist - Fracture
-:- Hand - Fracture
-:- Pelvis - Fracture
-:- Femur - Fracture
-:- Femoral Shaft - Fracture
-:- Tibia and Fibula - Fracture
-:- Rib - Fracture
-:- Thoracolumbar Spine - Fracture
-:- Amputation
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient Undergoing an Amputation

Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases


-:- The Infectious Process
-:- Elements of Infection
-:- Colonization, Infection, and Disease
-:- Microbiology Report
-:- Organizations Involved in Infection Prevention
-:- Preventing Infection in the Community
-:- Preventing Infection in the Hospital
-:- Emerging Infectious Diseases
-:- West Nile Virus - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Legionnaires’ Disease - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Lyme Disease - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Ebola and Marburg Viruses - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Travel and Immigration - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Diarrheal Diseases - Emerging Infectious Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With Infectious Diarrhea
-:- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
-:- Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Sexually Transmitted Disease
-:- Syphilis - Sexually Transmitted Disease
-:- Gonorrhea - Sexually Transmitted Disease
-:- Chlamydia Trachomatis - Sexually Transmitted Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With a Sexually Transmitted Disease
-:- Home-Based Care of the Patient With an Infectious Disease
-:- Nursing Process: The Patient With an Infectious Disease

Emergency Nursing


-:- Scope and Practice of Emergency Nursing
-:- Principles of Emergency Care
-:- Airway Obstruction - Emergency Nursing
-:- Hemorrhage - Emergency Nursing
-:- Hypovolemic Shock - Emergency Nursing
-:- Wounds - Emergency Nursing
-:- Trauma - Emergency Nursing
-:- Intra-abdominal Injuries - Emergency Nursing
-:- Crush Injuries - Emergency Nursing
-:- Multiple Injuries - Emergency Nursing
-:- Fractures - Emergency Nursing
-:- Heat Stroke - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Frostbite - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Hypothermia - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Near-Drowning - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Decompression Sickness - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Anaphylactic Reaction - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Latex Allergy - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Injected Poisons: Stinging Insects, Snake Bites - Environmental Emergencies
-:- Poisoning - Emergency Nursing
-:- Substance Abuse - Emergency Nursing
-:- Violence, Abuse, and Neglect - Emergency Nursing
-:- Psychiatric Emergencies

Terrorism Mass Casualty and Disaster Nursing


-:- Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing
-:- Emergency Preparedness
-:- Initiating the Emergency Operations Plan
-:- Preparing for Terrorism
-:- Weapons of Terror: Biological Weapons
-:- Weapons of Terror: Chemical Weapons
-:- Weapons of Terror: Nuclear Radiation Exposure