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Medical-surgical Nursing Demystified

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  • Medical-surgical Nursing Demystified

    Medical-Surgical Nursing


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    Mary DiGiulio, RN, MSN, APRN


    Donna Jackson, RN, MSN, APRN


    Jim Keogh


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    CONTENTS


    Introduction xiv


    CHAPTER 1 Cardiovascular System 1


    How the Cardiovascular System Works 3


    Just the Facts 4


    Aortic Aneurysm 4


    Angina (Angina Pectoris) 7


    Myocardial Infarction (MI) 11


    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) 15


    Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) 18


    Cardiac Tamponade 21


    Cardiogenic Shock 23


    Cardiomyopathy 26


    Endocarditis 29


    Heart Failure [Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)] 31


    Hypertension (HTN) 35


    Hypovolemic Shock 38


    Myocarditis 41


    Pericarditis 42


    Pulmonary Edema 45


    Raynaud’s Disease 47


    Rheumatic Heart Disease 49


    Thrombophlebitis 51


    Atrial Fibrillation 53


    Asystole 56 viii Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified


    Ventricular Fibrillation 58


    Ventricular Tachycardia 59


    Aortic Insufficiency (AI) 62


    Mitral Insufficiency 63


    Mitral Stenosis 65


    Mitral Valve Prolapse 67


    Tricuspid Insufficiency 69


    Crucial Diagnostic Tests 71


    Quiz 82


    CHAPTER 2 Respiratory System 85


    How the Respiratory System Works 86


    Just the Facts 87


    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) 87


    Asbestosis 91


    Asthma 93


    Atelectasis 96


    Bronchiectasis 99


    Bronchitis 101


    Cor Pulmonale 104


    Emphysema 107


    Lung Cancer 110


    Pleural Effusion 113


    Pneumonia 115


    Pneumothorax 118


    Respiratory Acidosis 120


    Tuberculosis (TB) 122


    Acute Respiratory Failure 124


    Pulmonary Embolism 127


    Influenza 130


    Crucial Diagnostic Tests 132


    Quiz 140


    CHAPTER 3 Immune System 143


    How the Immune System Works 144


    Just the Facts 145


    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 145


    Anaphylaxis 147


    Ankylosing Spondylitis 149


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