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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book focuses on basic nursing skills with a strong emphasis on critical thinking.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the fundamental skills of nursing. A study guide book and procedure checklists book are also available separately.
Audience: Students studying to become registered nurses are the intended audience.
Features: The book is organized into two major sections that cover the delivery of nursing, and human function and clinical nursing therapeutics. All aspects of clinical practice and the role of the professional nurse as manager of care are addressed in 1,562 pages under the umbrella of critical thinking.
Assessment: This is a high quality textbook. The presentation is enhanced by clinical vignettes followed by critical thinking questions.