Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical-Surgical Nursing

SKU# 9780826130785


  • Joyce Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP
  • Celeste M. Alfes DNP, MSN, RN
  • Ronald Hickman PhD, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

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Designed for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information to nurses working on the med–surg unit. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today.

Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes.

Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other healthcare providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical–Surgical Nursing will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels.

Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference.

Key Features:

  • Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to nurses working in med–surg units
  • Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area
  • Presented in a consistent format for ease of use
  • Includes an overview of each specialty area
  • Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process
  • Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 23, 2018
  • Page Count 294
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826130785

Table of Contents 




Addison’s Disease

Yolanda Flenoury

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Mary Jo Elmo

Anemia in Adults

Kerry Mastrangelo and Mary T. Quinn Griffin


Ashley L. Foreman


Kari Gali

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Kelly Ann Lynn

Bladder Cancer

Dianna Jo Copley

Bowel Obstruction

Kelly Ann Lynn and Jane F. Marek

Brain Tumors

Peter J. Cebull


Elsie A. Jolade

Chronic Kidney Disease

Mary de Haan

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Christina M. Canfield

Colorectal Cancer

Visnja Maria Masina and Crina V. Floruta

Coronary Artery Disease in Adults

Kate Cook and Mary T. Quinn Griffin

Cushing Syndrome

Yolanda Flenoury and Jane F. Marek

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Kelly K. McConnell

Diabetes Insipidus

Danielle M. Diemer

Diabetes Mellitus

Mary Beth Modic

Diverticular Disease

Rhoda Redulla


Courtney G. Donahue and Celeste M. Alfes


Joseph D. Perazzo

Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Disease

Andrea Marie Herr

Gastric Cancer

Una Hopkins and Jane F. Marek


Maria G. Smisek

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Kelly Ann Lynn


Maria A. Mendoza

Guillain–Barré Syndrome

Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio

Heart Failure

Arlene Travis

Hemolytic Anemia

Rebecca M. Lutz and Charrita Ernewein

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Bette K. Idemoto and Jane F. Marek

Hiatal Hernia

Maricar P. Gomez

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Scott Emory Moore


Marian Soat


Colleen Kurzawa


Karen L. Terry

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adults

Ronald Rock


Marisa A. Cortese

Liver Cancer

Shannon A. Rives

Lung Cancer

Helen Foley


Marisa A. Cortese and Jane F. Marek

Multiple Sclerosis

Alaa Mahsoon

Myasthenia Gravis

Jennifer Gonzalez


Kelly Ann Lynn


Mary Variath


Mary Variath and Jane F. Marek


Maria A. Mendoza

Paget’s Disease

Jacqueline Robinson

Pancreatic Cancer

Jennifer E. Millman

Parkinson’s Disease

Peter J. Cebull

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Lisa D. Ericson and Deborah R. Gillum


Heidi Youngbauer

Peripheral Artery Disease

Gayle M. Petty

Pernicious Anemia

Edwidge Cuvilly

Polycythemia Vera

Sarine Beukian

Prostate Cancer

Erin H. Discenza

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Susan V. Brindisi


Sharon Stahl Wexler and Catherine O’Neill D’Amico

Sickle Cell Disease

Consuela A. Albright

Sleep Apnea

Deborah H. Cantero, Leslie J. Lockett, and Rebecca M. Lutz

Spinal Stenosis and Disc Herniation

Steven R. Collier

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion

Carrie Foster

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Merlyn A. Dorsainvil


Maria A. Mendoza


Christina M. Canfield

Valvular Heart Disease

Rebecca Witten Grizzle