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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Angela K Sullivan, ADN (University of Arkansas of Little Rock)
Description: The authors effectively cover critical care and emergency nursing in a concise, thorough manner that even new graduate RNs can grasp.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain difficult concepts in an easy to understand manner to help nursing students master them. Critical care and emergency medicine are two specialties that take years, even for seasoned nurses, to achieve competence. The authors effectively present this difficult material, enabling the most novice professionals to grasp the concepts with ease.
Audience: The book is intended for nursing students, as well as for nursing professionals to use as a comprehensive review.
Features: The material is organized by body system and each chapter covers the most common health problems nurses are likely to encounter. Illustrations further emphasize key points, as do the subheadings. The "take home" points are interesting and informative.
Assessment: The book is successful in presenting difficult concepts in a manner suitable for nursing students, as well as providing NCLEX-style questions for student nurses to reinforce those concepts.