Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 2

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Overview

Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Second Edition, is a practical, informative reference in the entertaining, award-winning Incredibly Easy! style. This thoroughly updated edition covers hundreds of disorders and includes new chapters on end-of-life care and obesity, plus sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, sidebars on evidence-based practice pointers, and a patient resources appendix.

Chapters feature key points summaries, light-hearted headings, and illustrations and are formatted to help readers find information easily. Quick-scan tables, flow charts, key terms, bullets, checklists, graphic logos, and cartoon characters highlight essential information.

A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 300 NCLEX®-style questions, plus concept maps and other tools.

Windows 95 or higher, Pentium 166 (266 or higher recommended), 32 MB RAM, 25 MB free hard disk space, SVGA monitor, 800 x 600 resolution, 16-bit color, 8X CD-ROM drive and mouse. Mac 8.5 or higher, 64 MB RAM, 25 MB free hard disk space, SVGA monitor, 800 x 600 resolution, 16-bit color, 8X CD-ROM drive and mouse.

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This CD-ROM provides multiple choice questions on all the major body systems. A game format is used with immediate feedback. Windows 95/98 or Mac OS8.5 is required.
Purpose: Preparing for NCLEX or certification or just reviewing for a unit exam is the purpose of this program. The computer format makes immediate feedback with rationale possible. This enhances learning and holds the interest. The idea of a game format is a stretch that is not needed for students of a profession.
Audience: Nursing students are the intended audience. A group representing many areas of expertise developed the program. A good review is presented in the 1,000 questions provided.
Features: The program is technically sound, easy to install and navigate. Questions can be accessed by body system or randomly depending upon the "game" selected. The graphics are animated and include a nurse who frequently looks lost and confused. Some of the other cartoon representations are less than professional. The best components of this product are the good quality multiple choice questions and the immediate feedback with rationale.
Assessment: This program could be improved by removing the game/cartoon format. Treating students like the professionals they seek to become would be an improvement. Otherwise the program is an excellent study tool for students preparing for exams.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582555676
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1: Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice

Chapter 2: The Nursing Process

Chapter 3: Fluids and Electrolytes

Chapter 4: Perioperative Care

Chapter 5: Pain Management

Chapter 6: Neurologic Disorders

Chapter 7: Eye Disorders

Chapter 8: Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Chapter 9: Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 10: Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 11: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 12: Endocrine Disorders

Chapter 13: Renal and Urologic Disorders

Chapter 14: Reproductive System Disorders

Chapter 15: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chapter 16: Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders

Chapter 17: Immunologic Disorders

Chapter 18: Skin Disorders

Chapter 19: Cancer Care

Chapter 20: Obesity

Chapter 21: Gerontologic Care

Chapter 22: End-of-Life Care

NANDA Nursing Diagnoses

Glossary

Selected References

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2007

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    this book is just o.k... i don't regret buying it, but it lacks a lot of info... things are made very easy to understand, but the content validity is very weak. some of the info i found to be outdated and no longer used... like i said, the book lacks a lot of detail and neglects many many many aspects of med-surg.. i would strongly recommend 'medical surgical nursing - reviews and rationals' isbn# 0-13-030457-3 now that is a great book.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2002

    this book is very good.

    english

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