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Medical Surgical Nursing

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



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