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Improve your critical thinking skills with 148 realistic case studies from all four clinical practice areas: medical-surgical, pediatrics, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. Each case in Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing, 4th Edition covers a common problem, drawn from actual clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. All cases have been thoroughly updated and revised to include current clinical practices, with integrated content on pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/lab tests to encourage you to think critically about all aspects of care. This fourth edition also features highlighted prioritization content to help you prepare for success on the NCLEX® examination and provide quality patient care.

  • Uses a comprehensive case study approach drawn from actual clinical experiences, helping you learn to think critically, prioritize, and deliver proactive nursing care.
  • Each case study reinforces a critical thinking approach to patient care by helping you identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions.
  • Questions for each case study are rated according to their level of complexity – knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Cases increase in complexity throughout each chapter so that you can steadily increase your knowledge.
  • Includes separate chapters on important topics such as alternative therapies, multiple system disorders, and emergency situations.
  • Logical, body system organization of medical-surgical cases makes it easier to use with numerous medical-surgical nursing textbooks and courses.
  • Presents more clinical case studies than any other resource – 148 in all – covering all four clinical nursing settings.
  • Groups cases so you can find relevant information easily: Medical-Surgical; Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric; and Other/Advanced Cases.
  • Includes new cases on pediatric and maternity patients.
  • Provides a new emphasis on prioritization in the clinical setting, highlighted with an easy-to-spot icon, to reinforce critical thinking in practice.
PART ONE: MEDICAL-SURGICAL CASES Chapter 1: Cardiovascular Disorders - 17 Cases Chapter 2: Pulmonary Disorders - 14 Cases Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal Disorders -10 Cases Chapter 4: Gastrointestinal Disorders -10 Cases Chapter 5: Genitourinary Disorders - 9 Cases Chapter 6: Neurologic Disorders - 15 Cases Chapter 7: Endocrine Disorders - 7 Cases Chapter 8: Immunologic Disorders - 6 Cases Chapter 9: Oncologic and Hematologic Disorders - 10 Cases

PART TWO: PEDIATRIC, MATERNITY, AND PSYCHIATRIC CASES Chapter 10: Pediatric Disorders - 13 Cases (All New Cases) Chapter 11: Maternal/Obstetric Disorders - 6 Cases (4 New Cases) Chapter 12: Women’s Health Disorders - 6 Cases Chapter 13: Psychiatric Disorders - 8 Cases

PART THREE: OTHER/ADVANCED CASES Chapter 14: Alternative Therapies - 2 Cases Chapter 15: Multiple System Disorders - 5 Cases Chapter 16: Emergency Situations - 10 Cases

APPENDIX A: Pointers for Students: How to Look Like You Know What You’re Doing APPENDIX B: Case Study Worksheet: Preparation and Self-Correction APPENDIX C: Abbreviations

Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and Barbara A. Preusser, PhD, FNPc, Family Nurse Practitioner, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT


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