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download full file at http://testbankinstant.comNursing Process: Assessment3. The nurse is caring for four clients on a medical–surgical unit. The secretary gives the nurse the morning labs. Which of the following labs would require that the nurse call the physician and inform the healthcare provider about the client’s abnormalities?1.WBC 14,600 mm32.Serum protein 6.9 g/dL3.I & D (incision and drainage) showing no growth for the last 24 hours4.Albumin 4.2 g/dLAnswer: 1Rationale: When the nurse is caring for several clients, all of the labs should be checked frequently throughout the shift to assess for any abnormalities. The WBC in option 1 is abnormal. (Normal WBC 4,000–10,000 mm3.) All of the other lab results are within acceptable range; therefore, the results should not be called in to the physician.Cognitive Level: ApplicationClient Needs: Physiologic IntegrityNursing Process: Assessment4. The nurse is orienting a new graduate. The nurse is reinforcing the importance of standard precautions. Which of the following observations by the nurse would require further education regarding standard precautions?

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Supporting person-centred clinical practice.

The third Australian edition of Medical–Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care will help prepare you for your nursing journey.

This straightforward Australian edition integrates the following concepts: epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, legal and ethical issues, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication and cultural competence.

This textbook has been designed to:

  • emphasise a person-centred philosophy whereby the patient is seen as an integral member of the team and consideration of their needs and wishes is paramount
  • foster critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills as the basis for nursing excellence in clinical practice
  • recognise the nurse’s role as an essential member of the interprofessional healthcare team

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Unit 1 Dimensions of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Chapter 1 Medical-Surgical Nursing in the Twenty-first Century
Chapter 2 Health and Illness in Adults

Unit 2 Alterations in Patterns of Health
Chapter 3 Nursing Care of People Having Surgery
Chapter 4 Nursing Care of People Experiencing Loss, Grief, and Death
Chapter 5 Nursing Care of People with Problems of Substance Misuse
Chapter 6 Nursing Care of People Experiencing Disasters

Unit 3 Pathophysiology and Patterns of Health
Chapter 7 Genetic Implications of Adult Health Nursing
Chapter 8 Nursing Care of People in Pain
Chapter 9 Nursing Care of People with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Based Balance
Chapter 10 Nursing Care of People Experiencing Trauma and Shock
Chapter 11 Nursing Care of People with Infections
Chapter 12 Nursing Care of People with Altered Immunity
Chapter 13 Nursing Care of People with Cancer

Unit 4 Responses to Altered Integumentary Structure and Function
Chapter 14 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Integumentary System
Chapter 15 Nursing Care of People with Integumentary Disorders
Chapter 16 Nursing Care of People with Burns

Unit 5 Responses to Altered Endocrine Function
Chapter 17 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Endocrine System
Chapter 18 Nursing Care of People with Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 19 Nursing Care of People with Diabetes Mellitus

Unit 6 Responses to Altered Gastrointestinal Function
Chapter 20 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 21 Nursing Care of People with Nutritional Disorders
Chapter 22 Nursing Care of People with Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 23 Nursing Care of People with Bowel Disorders
Chapter 24 Nursing Care of People with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders

Unit 7 Responses to Altered Urinary Elimination
Chapter 25 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Renal System
Chapter 26 Nursing Care of People with Urinary Tract Disorders
Chapter 27 Nursing Care of People with Kidney Disorders

Unit 8 Responses to Altered Cardiac Function
Chapter 28 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 29 Nursing Care of People with Coronary Heart Disease
Chapter 30 Nursing Care of People with Cardiac Disorders
Chapter 31 Nursing Care of People with Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders
Chapter 32 Nursing Care of People with Hematologic Disorders

Unit 9 Responses to Altered Respiratory Function
Chapter 33 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Respiratory System
Chapter 34 Nursing Care of People with Upper Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 35 Nursing Care of People with Ventilation Disorders
Chapter 36 Nursing Care of People with Gas Exchange Disorders

Unit 10 Responses to Altered Neurologic Function
Chapter 37 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 38 Nursing Care of People with Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 39 Nursing Care of People with Musculoskeletal Disorders

Unit 11 Responses to Altered Neurologic Function
Chapter 40 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Nervous System
Chapter 41 Nursing Care of People with Intracranial Disorders
Chapter 42 Nursing Care of People with Cerebrovascular and Spinal Cord Disorders
Chapter 43 Nursing Care of People with Neurologic Disorders

Unit 12 Responses to Altered Visual and Auditory Function
Chapter 44 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Eye and Ear
Chapter 45 Nursing Care of People with Eye and Ear Disorders

Unit 13 Responses to Altered Reproductive Function
Chapter 46 A Person-centred Approach to Assessing the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Chapter 47 Nursing Care of Men with Reproductive System and Breast Disorders
Chapter 48 Nursing Care of Women with Reproductive System and Breast Disorders
Chapter 49 Nursing Care of People with Sexually Transmitted Infections

Unit 14 Special topics in medical-surgical nursing
Chapter 50 Mental healthcare in the Australian context
Chapter 51 Community Care
Chapter 52 Nursing care of clients in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia

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ISBN: 9781488610363
ISBN-10: 1488610363
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 24th October 2016
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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