Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care, Volume 1

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Elsevier Saunders, 2006 - Medical - 1999 pages
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This innovative medical-surgical resource features a unique collaborative approach that helps readers understand the multidisciplinary nature of medical-surgical care by presenting all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the framework of the nursing process. In addition to comprehensive med-surg coverage, this book incorporates cutting-edge content in areas such as emergency and mass casualty nursing and genetics. Also features extensive NCLEX® examination preparation materials, including Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination features.

  • Need-to-know coverage of pathophysiology gives readers the knowledge base they need to understand the rationales behind their assessments and interventions.
  • Critical Thinking Challenges help readers develop their skills through brief case scenarios and corresponding critical thinking questions. Answers are on Evolve.
  • Best Practice boxes highlight the very best nursing practices for various medical-surgical nursing procedures.
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing boxes feature key research studies - along with levels of evidence - to provide readers with a scientific basis for practice.
  • Meeting Healthy People 2010 Objectives boxes demonstrate what nurses can do to help advance these national health objectives.
  • Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns boxes help bridge the gap from body systems to functional health assessment.
  • Integrated NIC interventions and NOC outcomes, with NIC Intervention Activities boxes and NIC and NOC icons throughout.


  • Expanded emergency nursing content, with two new emergency nursing chapters in a completely new Concepts of Emergency Nursing unit that includes coverage of mass casualty nursing
  • A new chapter, Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing, works hand-in-hand with Genetic Considerations boxes and Genetic Risks headings throughout the book to illustrate the genetic aspects of health conditions.
  • Enhanced coverage of pharmacology - mirroring the new emphasis of the NCLEX® Examination - includes Pharmacology Review questions on the Evolve website, identified by a special icon in the margins.
  • 16 innovative Concept Maps show readers how to "think clinically" about common health conditions.
  • Multimedia icons direct readers to integrated animations and video clips - available on the Student CD-ROM and Evolve website.
  • Resource Management boxes introduce readers to the increasingly important economic aspects of care.
  • Expanded complementary and alternative therapy content

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