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Clinical Decision-Making Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition
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Clinical Decision-Making Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition

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Designed to accompany Ignatavicius and Workman's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 7th Edition, this study guide helps you understand and apply material from each chapter in the text, and gives you added support as you learn to make safe and effective clinical decisions.

    • Study/review questions provide a review of key content using a variety of question formats, including a high percentage of questions in traditional and alternate NCLEX® Examination formats. Answers are provided in the back of the book.
    • Case studies in most chapters give you the opportunity to apply higher-level thinking skills to true-to-life clinical scenarios.
      • NEW! Increased emphasis on clinical decision-making prepares you to confidently make safe and effective decisions in clinical practice.
      • NEW! Documentation practice questions have been added to select case studies to help you take the next step in patient care, just as you would in clinical practice.

      Unit I. Foundations for Medical-Surgical Nursing

      1. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

      2. Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies

      3. Common Health Problems of Older Adults

      4. Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

      5. Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign

      6. Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing

      7. Evidence-Based Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing NEW!

      8. Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems

      9. End-of-Life Care

      Unit II. Concepts of Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness

      10. Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing

      11. Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies

      12. Concepts of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

      Unit III. Management of Patients with Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

      13. Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

      14. Assessment and Care of Patients with Acid-Base Imbalances

      15. Infusion Therapy

      Unit IV. Management of Perioperative Patients

      16. Care of Preoperative Patients

      17. Care of Intraoperative Patients

      18. Care of Postoperative Patients

      UNIT V. PROBLEMS OF PROTECTION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

      19. Inflammation and the Immune Response

      20. Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases

      21. Care of Patients with HIV Disease and Other Immune Deficiencies

      22. Care of Patients with Immune Function Excess: Hypersensitivity (Allergy) and Autoimmunity

      23. Cancer Development

      24. Care of Patients with Cancer

      25. Care of Patients with Infection EXPANDED!

      UNIT VI. PROBLEMS OF PROTECTION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS

      26. Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

      27. Care of Patients with Skin Problems

      28. Care of Patients with Burns

      UNIT VII. PROBLEMS OF OXYGENATION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT

      29. Assessment of the Respiratory System

      30. Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy

      31. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems

      32. Care of Patients with Noninfectious Lower Respiratory Problems

      33. Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems

      34. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Problems

      UNIT VIII. PROBLEMS OF CARDIAC OUTPUT AND TISSUE PERFUSION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

      35. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

      36. Care of Patients with Dysrhythmias

      37. Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems

      38. Care of Patients with Vascular Problems

      39. Care of Patients with Shock

      40. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

      UNIT IX. PROBLEMS OF TISSUE PERFUSION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE HEMATOLOGIC SYSTEM

      41. Assessment of the Hematologic System

      42. Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems

      UNIT X. PROBLEMS OF MOBILITY, SENSATION, AND COGNITION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

      43. Assessment of the Nervous System

      44. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain

      45. Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord

      46. Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System

      47. Care of Critically Ill Patients with Neurologic Problems

      UNIT XI. PROBLEMS OF SENSATION: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS OF THE SENSORY SYSTEM

      48. Assessment of the Eye and Vision

      49. Care of Patients with Eye and

      Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF, Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs;
      Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators;
      President, DI Associates, Inc.
      Placitas, New Mexico, Patricia B. Conley, Amy H. Lee, RN, MSN, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and Donna Rose

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