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Pearson Reviews & Rationales

Medical-Surgical Nursing with "Nursing Reviews & Rationales"
4th Edition

Mary Ann Hogan

Oct 2017, Paperback, 720 pages
ISBN13: 9780134606750
ISBN10: 0134606752
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For courses covering medical-surgical or preparing nursing students for the medical-surgical components of the NCLEX-RN® examination. Aligned to the NCLEX-RN Test Plan!

Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Medical-Surgical Nursing with "Nursing Reviews & Rationales," 4th Edition provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today's "need to know" knowledge for understanding medical-surgical nursing. Developed by Mary Ann Hogan, RN and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, this program can be used by current nursing students as a course study aid, for NCLEX-RN® exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking comprehensive yet concise review of this discipline. Fully reflective of the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan, it begins by introducing the basics of the medical-surgical nursing process, physical assessment, and common tests. Next, it provides complete chapters on each of these sets of disorders: respiratory, cardiac, peripheral vascular, neurological, renal/urinary, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, immunologic, cellular, endocrine/metabolic, hematologic, reproductive, and eye/ear. The text concludes with a full chapter on common problems encountered in emergency and critical care nursing, with solutions. It comes with a complete support package, including access to additional questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review.

1. Nursing Process, Physical Assessment, and Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
2. Respiratory Disorders
3. Cardiac Disorders
4. Peripheral Vascular Disorders
5. Neurologic Disorders
6. Renal and Urinary Disorders
7. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders
8. Gastrointestinal Disorders
9. Musculoskeletal Disorders
10. Integumentary Disorders
11. Immunologic Disorders
12. Cellular Disorders (Oncology)
13. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
14. Hematologic Disorders
15. Reproductive Disorders
16. Eye and Ear Disorders
17. Common Problems Encountered in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Appendices
I. Practice to Pass and Case Study Suggested Answers
II. NursingNotes

  • Helps prepare students for all medical-surgical nursing-related disorders covered on the NCLEX-RN® exam. Includes comprehensive yet concise coverage of respiratory, cardiac, peripheral vascular, neurological, renal/urinary, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, immunologic, cellular, endocrine/metabolic, hematologic, reproductive, and eye/ear disorders.
  • Provides crucial background for success in medical-surgical nursing. Begins with a full chapter introducing the basics of the medical-surgical nursing process, physical assessment, and common tests; concludes with a full chapter on common problems encountered in emergency and critical care nursing, with solutions.
  • Gives students comprehensive practice that helps them direct their study and build mastery. Contains pretests in each chapter, open-ended critical-thinking "Practice to Pass" questions, chapter posttests, and hundreds of additional questions online. All NCLEX®-style questions contain comprehensive rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are coded according to cognitive level of difficulty and NCLEX-RN® Test Plan categories of client need and integrated processes.
  • Offers exceptionally efficient and focused review of key concepts, terms, and techniques. Chapters start with clear objectives, include "Review at a Glance" glossaries of critical terms, and present multiple NCLEX Alerts identifying concepts that are especially likely to be tested.
  • Gives students additional opportunities to apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Includes case studies at the end of each chapter describing true-to-life client case situations and asking open-ended questions about how the student would provide care for this client and his or her family.
  • Provides additional last-minute "take-anywhere" preparation. Includes a popular tear-out reference card presenting frequently used facts and information, ideal for last-minute exam review as well as ongoing clinical work.

MaryAnn Hogan, MSN, RN has been a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate nursing programs. A former item writer for the CAT NCLEX-RN® exam, Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses throughout to a number of publications in the areas of adult health, pharmacology, and fundamentals of nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing.