Medical-Surgical Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review

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This is a unique case study reference for students in the medical surgical nursing core course and a review/workbook for students about to embark on the NCLEX-RN exam. Unlike other reviews, the book embeds required information into compelling, unfolding case studies-studies that evolve over time-in order to promote active learning and facilitate knowledge retention.

These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for NCLEX-RN success in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN success-safe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style question formats are used throughout the book to help students assess their own learning. Additionally, eResource links to additional information are included throughout the book.

Key Features:

  • Uses unique unfolding case study method to present medical-surgical concepts
  • Promotes active learning and knowledge retention
  • Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Provides all of types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation
  • Offers eResources throughout the Review for enhanced learning opportunities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826195760
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 806,389
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen G. Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Francis Marion University in Florence, where she is course coordinator for Adult Health II; clinical and classroom instructor for senior level BSN students; teaches Adult Health III, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment; and is the lab instructor for IV simulation. Dr. Gittings has 26 years of clinical experience in a variety of nursing arenas. She has served as a preceptor, unit administrator, and assistant director of critical care and intermediate care. She has received many honors, including Outstanding Clinical Caring Teacher award (2009) and Outstanding Faculty Caring Teacher award (2010).

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Table of Contents

Chap. 1 Introduction to book

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

Chap. 2 Nursing Care of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease

(Karen Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN)

Case Study 1: Hypertension

Case Study 2: Coronary Artery Disease

Case Study 3: Heart Failure

Case Study 4: Dysrhythmias

Case Study 5: Shock

Case Study 6: Arterial Disease

Case Study 7: Venous Disorders

Chap. 3 Nursing Care of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

Case Study 8: Atelectasis

Case Study 9: Pneumonia

Case Study 10: Asthma

Case Study 11: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Case Study 12: Pulmonary Embolism

Case Study 13: Pulmonary Edema

Case Study 14: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Case Study 15: Lung Cancer

Chap. 4 Nursing Care of the Patient with Renal Disease

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

Case Study 16: Urinary Incontinence

Case Study 17: Urinary Tract Infection

Case Study 18: Urolithiasis

Case Study 19: Acute Renal Failure

Case Study 20: Chronic Renal Failure

Chap. 5 Nursing Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease

(Karen Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN)

Case Study 21: Peptic Ulcer Disease

Case Study 22: Acute Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders

Case Study 23: Intestinal Obstruction

Case Study 24: Colorectal Cancer

Case Study 25: Bariatric Surgery

Case Study 26: Viral Hepatitis

Case Study 27: Cirrhosis

Case Study 28: Gallbladder Disorders

Case Study 29: Pancreatitis

Chap. 6 Nursing Care of the Patient with Neurological Disease

(Karen Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN)

Case Study 30: Seizure Disorders

Case Study 31: Stroke

Case Study 32: Spinal Cord Injury

Case Study 33: Multiple Sclerosis

Case Study 34: Parkinson's Disease

Case Study 35: Alzheimer's Disease

Chap. 7 Nursing Care of the Patient with Endocrine Disease

(Karen Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN)

Case Study 36: Diabetes Mellitus

Case Study 37: Hypothyroidism

Case Study 38: Cushing's Syndrome

Chap. 8 Nursing Care of the Patient with Immunological Disease

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

Case Study 39: HIV and AIDS

Case Study 40: Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Case Study 41: Osteoarthritis

Case Study 42: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Chap. 9 Nursing Care of the Patient with Hematological Disease

(Karen Gittings, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN)

Case Study 43: Anemia

Case Study 44: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Chap. 10 Nursing Care of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Disease

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

Case Study 45: Osteoporosis

Case Study 46: Hip Fracture

Chap. 11 Nursing Care of the Patient with Infectious Disease

(Rhonda Brogdon, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN)

  • Case Study 47: Influenza

Case Study 48: Tuberculosis

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