Fundamentals of Medical Surgical Nursing: A Systems Approach

Author: Anne-Marie Brady


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  • ISBN: 9780470658239
  • Author: Anne-Marie Brady
  • Publ Date: 2013-01-04
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 544
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194248

Table of Contents :

About the series ix
Preface x
About the editors xii
Contributors xiii
How to get the best out of your textbook xviii
About the companion website xxi
Part 1: Common Principles Underlying Medical and SurgicalNursing Practice 1
Chapter 1 Principles of nursing assessment 2 Naomi Elliott
Chapter 2 Principles of drug administration 12 Sue Jordan
Chapter 3 Principles of intravenous therapy 26 Lisa Dougherty
Chapter 4 Principles of nutritional care 44 Carolyn Best and Helen Hitchings
Chapter 5 Principles of infection prevention and control58 Sile Creedon and Maura Smiddy
Chapter 6 Principles of acute care for older people 78 Louise Daly, Debbie Tolson and Anna Ayton
Chapter 7 Principles of end of life care 90 Kevin Connaire
Chapter 8 Principles of perioperative nursing 104 Joy O Neill, Bernie Pennington and AdeleNightingale
Chapter 9 Principles of high-dependency nursing 124 Tina Day
Chapter 10 Principles of emergency nursing 142 Valerie Small, Gabrielle Dunne and Catherine McCabe
Part 2: Adult Medical and Surgical Nursing 155
Chapter 11 Nursing care of conditions related to the skin156 Zena Moore and Julie Jordan O Brien
Chapter 12 Nursing care of conditions related to the respiratorysystem 176 Anne Marie Corroon and Geralyn Hynes
Chapter 13 Nursing care of conditions related to the circulatorysystem 210 Kate Olson and Tracey Bowden
Chapter 14 Nursing care of conditions related to the digestivesystem 240 Joanne Cleary-Holdforth and Therese Leufer
Chapter 15 Nursing care of conditions related to the urinarysystem 262 Margaret McCann, Ciara White and Louisa Fleure
Chapter 16 Nursing care of conditions related to the endocrinesystem 298 David Chaney and Anna Clarke
Chapter 17 Nursing care of conditions related to theneurological system 326 Elaine Pierce and Mary E. Braine
Chapter 18 Nursing care of conditions related to the immunesystem 364 Michael Coughlan and Mary Nevin
Chapter 19 Nursing care of conditions related to haematologicaldisorders 386 Mairead Ni Chonghaile and Laura O Regan
Chapter 20 Nursing care of conditions related to themusculoskeletal system 422 Sonya Clarke and Julia Kneale
Chapter 21 Nursing care of conditions related to the ear, nose,throat and eye 448 Dympna Tuohy, Jane McCarthy, Carmel O Sullivan and NiamhHurley
Chapter 22 Nursing care of conditions related to reproductivehealth 478 Debra Holloway and Louisa Fleure
Index 510


Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of medical and surgical nursing, designed specifically to support all nursing students learning to care for the adult patient. Highly illustrated and with an easy-to-follow systems-based structure, it provides a thorough foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions.

Key features include: * Extensive coverage of principles of nursing assessment, medication administration, infection prevention and control, and nutritional care * Key need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditions * Detailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complications * An online resource centre with a range of extras for both lecturers and students, including case studies, reflective activities, interactive multiple choice questions, and further reading lists

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is the ideal textbook to help students succeed on their adult nursing course. It is also available: * as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms. * instantly on CourseSmart at CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit or


This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursingstudents and other healthcare students but would also beappropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners. Itwould also be useful to newly qualified nurses working in medicalor surgical areas. (Nursing Times, 1 August2014)


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