Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing ,5th Edition:

All form fields are required.

If you've forgotten your password, there's no need to register again.
Simply type your email address and we'll email the information to you.

Do you remember your password? Sign in above
Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing , 5th Edition
By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN
Feb 16, 2011 ISBN: 9781437722147
Suggested retail price $33.95

Student-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition, is designed to help readers master content and evaluate their progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare students to transfer their knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.

  • Emphasizes application of nursing concepts, with new knowledge and comprehension exercises and activities that ask students to apply their knowledge to patient care situations.
  • Features a new section at the end of each chapter: Challenge Yourself! Getting Ready for the NCLEX includes both standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions (over 1,800) that test readers' knowledge of chapter content while providing practice for the Boards.
  • Provides valuable practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs) -- skills that are essential for providing effective nursing care and are covered on the NCLEX-PN Examination.
  • Discusses both correct and incorrect answers in an expanded answer key that can be made available to students, enabling them to explore the logic of their choices and draw on their knowledge of many areas to answer case-based application questions.
  • Links students to online Evolve resources, where they'll find an additional set of review questions, encouraging utilization of and familiarity with an electronic format.


  • Helps students hone critical thinking skills essential for success on licensure exams and in clinical practice.
  • Reinforces textbook content and provides ample opportunity for student self-assessment with a wide variety of learning activities, including matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.
  • Includes textbook page references, making self-assessment easier and faster.
  • Provides answers for all activities and questions in the Answer Key in the TEACH Instructor Resource on Evolve.

Unit One: Patient Care Concepts

1. The Health Care System

2. Patient Care Settings

3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

4. The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse

5. The Nurse-Patient Relationship

6. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care

7. The Nurse and the Family

8. Health and Illness

9. Nutrition

10. Developmental Processes

11. The Older Patient

12. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Unit Two: Physiologic Responses to Illness

13. Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity

14. Fluid and Electrolytes

15. Pain Management

Unit Three: Acute Care

16. First Aid and Emergency Care

17. Surgical Care

18. Intravenous Therapy

19. Shock

Unit Four: Long-Term Care and Home Health Care

20. Falls

21. Immobility

22. Confusion

23. Incontinence

24. Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care

Unit Five: Cancer

25. The Patient with Cancer

26. The Ostomy Patient

Unit Six: Neurologic Disorders

27. Neurologic Disorders

28. Cerebrovascular Accident

29. Spinal Cord Injury

Unit Seven: Respiratory Disorders

30. Acute Respiratory Disorders

31. Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Unit Eight: Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

32. Hematologic Disorders

33. Immunologic Disorders


Unit Nine: Cardiovascular Disorders

35. Cardiac Disorders

36. Vascular Disorders

37. Hypertension

Unit Ten: Digestive Disorders

38. Digestive Tract Disorders

39. Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Unit Eleven: Urologic Disorders

40. Urologic Disorders

Unit Twelve: Musculoskeletal Disorders

41. Connective Tissue Disorders

42. Fractures

43. Amputations

Unit Thirteen: Endocrine Disorders

44. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

45. Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

46. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

Unit Fourteen: Reproductive Disorders

47. Female Reproductive Disorders

48. Male Reproductive Disorders

49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Unit Fifteen: Integumentary Disorders

50. Skin Disorders

Unit Sixteen: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

51. Eye and Vision Disorders

52. Ear and Hearing Disorders

53. Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders

Unit Seventeen: Mental Health and Illness

54. Psychological Responses to Illness

55. Psychiatric Disorders

56. Substance-Related Disorders