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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This first edition medical-surgical nursing review is one in a series of nursing reviews.
Purpose: It uses the nursing process to organize content and present a review of anatomy and physiology along with symptoms, medical management, and nursing interventions. It is intended to "maximize study in the core subject areas" to prepare for the NCLEX examination.
Audience: The book is written for graduates of all nursing programs to prepare for the NCLEX. The author and the numerous contributors have made this a useful and relevant review.
Features: All body systems are covered, starting with a brief review of anatomy and physiology. The nursing process is used to organize the information that relates to each system. For example, in the chapter on gastrointestinal assessment, data is collected related to the GI system, diagnostic studies, and nursing interventions. Under disorders, the assessment data is discussed with appropriate nursing interventions, procedures, and medication. At the end of each chapter are 50 questions, along with the answers and rationale.
Assessment: This review book presents essential information that new graduates can use to prepare for the NCLEX.