Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition

  • Gina M. Ankner
  • ISBN-10: 1111138575  |  ISBN-13: 9781111138578
  • 168 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Reflecting the latest practices in the field, Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd edition bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and clinical application. Emphasizing holistic nursing care, this resource helps nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain experience applying what they have learned. The more than 40 medical-surgical case histories and related questions, and responses are based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As learners simulate the actual decision-making process, they gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Categorized by complexity, the book appeals to a broad range of learning levels and styles.


Features/Benefits

  • Reflecting real-world practice, the cases help nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain hands-on experience applying what they have learned.
  • Providing comprehensive coverage, forty-four detailed case studies cover a wide range of topics.
  • Case studies progress by difficulty level from easy to moderate to difficult, and are identified by colored tabs.
  • Written by nurses with modern clinical experience, these cutting-edge cases are relevant to the real-world challenges and pressures of practice—offering insight into the realities of today's profession.
  • Cases include a wide assortment of variables related to client diversity, prioritization, and legal and ethical considerations.
  • Complete answers are available through accompanying Instructor's Manual.

Table of Contents

1. The Cardiovascular System & the Blood.
Needle Stick, "Bethany". Deep Vein Thrombosis, "Mr. Luke". Digoxin Toxicity, "Mrs. Kidway". Pernicious Anemia, "Mrs. Anderson". HIV, "Mr. Thomas". Rule Out Myocardial Infarctions, "Mrs. Darsana". Heart Failure, "Mrs. Yates". Sickle Cell Anemia, "Ms. Fox".
Cardiac Catheterization, "Mrs. O'Grady".
2. The Respiratory System.
Asthma, "Mrs. Hogan". ABG Analysis, "William". COPD, "Mr. Cohen". Sleep Apnea, "Mr. Kaberry". Emphysema, "Mr. Bailey".
3. The Nervous/Neurological System.
Transient Ischemic Attack, "Mrs. Giammo". Delirium versus Dementia, "Mr. Aponi".
Acute Change in Mental Status, "Mr. Greene". Alcohol Withdrawal, "Mrs. Perry".
ALS, "Mr. Cooper". Bell's Palsy, "Mrs. Seaborn".
4. The Sensory System.
Glaucoma, "Mr. Evans".
5. The Integumentary System.
Urinary Incontinence, "Mrs. Sweeney". Herpes Zoster, "Mr. Dennis". MRSA, "Mrs. Sims".
Melanoma, "Mr. Vincent". Steven's Johnson Syndrome, "Mr. Lee".
6. The Digestive System.
Diverticulitis, "Mrs. Dolan" (Part 1). Diverticulitis, "Mrs. Dolan" (Part 2). Upper GI Bleed, "Ms. Winnie". Chron's Disease, "Mr. Cummings". Malabsorption Syndrome, "Mrs. Bennett".
7. The Urinary System.
Acute Renal Failure, "Mrs. Jimenez" (Part 1). Acute Renal Failure, "Mrs. Jimenez" (Part 2). Renal Calculi, "Mrs. Condiff".
8. The Endocrine/Metabolic System.
Acute Gout versus Cellulitis, "Mr. Rogers". Hyperglycemia, "Mr. Jenaro". Acute Pancreatitis, "Mrs. Miller".
9. The Skeletal System.
Leg Amputation, "Mr. Mendes". Hip Fracture/Replacement, "Mrs. Damerae". Osteomyelitis, "Mr. Lourde".
10. The Muscular System.
Patient Fall, "Mr. O'Brien". Fibromyalgia, "Mrs. Roberts".
11. The Reproductive System.
Breast Cancer, "Mrs. Whitney".
12. Multi-System Failure.
Septic Shock, "Mrs. Bagent".

What's New

  • Cases are completely up to date, reflecting the latest practices in the field.
  • Body systems Cases have been reorganized to follow a "head to toe" approach, with each body system.
  • Nursing diagnoses are updated to reflect the 2009-2011 NANDA Definitions & Classifications.
  • New case studies covering Bell's Palsy, Glaucoma, Renal Calculi, and Septic Shock.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111138583 | ISBN-13: 9781111138585)

Reflecting the latest practices in the field, INSTRUCTORS GUIDE TO ACCOMPANY Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd edition bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and clinical application. Emphasizing holistic nursing care, this resource helps nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain experience applying what they have learned. The more than 40 medical-surgical case histories and related questions, and responses are based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario--pertinent information concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As learners simulate the decision-making process, they gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Categorized by complexity, the text appeals to a broad range of learning levels and styles. This Instructor Guide provides detailed answers and rationales with related references for each case study. For this new edition four new case studies have been added covering Bell's Palsy, Glaucoma, Renal Calculi, and Septic Shock. Additionally, cases have been reorganized to follow a "head to toe" approach with each body system and nursing diagnoses are updated to reflect the 2009-2011 NANDA Definitions & Classifications.


Clinical Decision Making: Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111644446 | ISBN-13: 9781111644444)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Clinical Decision Making:Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Institutional Version (EAC)  (ISBN-10: 1111644454 | ISBN-13: 9781111644451)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Clinical Decision Making: Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Individual Version, Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111644462 | ISBN-13: 9781111644468)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Delmar's Medical-Surgical Nursing Care Plans  (ISBN-10: 0766859975 | ISBN-13: 9780766859975)

Delmar's Medical-Surgical Nursing Care Plans will help you develop specific and effective nursing care plans for your adult patients with the most commonly presented disorders. Each care plan includes information to guide you in creating comprehensive individualized nursing care plans based on solid scientific understanding of the condition and how it affects each of the patient's body systems. Care plans solicit specific patient data and prompt you to individualize the interventions while evaluating the patient's response. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.


Preoperative Surgical Procedures Interactive CD-ROM Individual Version  (ISBN-10: 1401898149 | ISBN-13: 9781401898144)

This resource provides the opportunity to use the vocabulary, instrumentation and procedural steps as well as critical thinking processes to accomplish preoperative procedures in the OR. The object is to simulate a real life experience with the user performing the preoperative skills necessary for a successful operation. The student may go through each case sequentially or go to a specific topic to learn, review or reinforce prior knowledge, by selecting from a menu. The menu allows for quick and easy access by skill topic.


Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Med Surge, Pharmacology and Psychiatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1435439856 | ISBN-13: 9781435439856)

Created especially for nurses, the Clinical Decision Making series helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. Case Studies in Medical-Surgical, Pharmacologic, and Psychiatric Nursing provides 120 nursing case histories that include critical thinking questions and answers based on real-life client situations. Every case contains a “blueprint” of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario, and are pertinent concerning the client nursing protocol and setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, cultural influences, pre-existing conditions, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint and case is different just as each clinical situation is unique. By simulating the decision-making process, learners gain the confidence needed to make informed clinical judgments that will make them successful practitioners. Simply stated, Clinical Decision Making shortens the distance between theory and practice like no other educational tool!


Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests  (ISBN-10: 1418020672 | ISBN-13: 9781418020675)

Organized alphabetically. Now in its second edition, Delmar’s Guide of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. The most current information is provided in an easy-to-use format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information allows you to focus on providing comprehensive care to your client having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures. Now for the first time 50 of the most used tests are included in PDA downloadable format on the accompanying CD-ROM, giving you free electronic access to the test and procedure information most needed.


Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Pharmacology  (ISBN-10: 140183521X | ISBN-13: 9781401835217)

Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Pharmacology is a systematic, application-based resource for users to develop their nursing knowledge in clinical situations. This book contains 40 pharmacology case histories and questions, based on real life client situations, which make learning easier and more memorable than textbook discussion. Current review of literature indicates that many users believe that case study in pharmacology enhances learning and improves examination success. Each case in this innovative book is followed by a series of questions and appropriate nursing responses, which encourages analytical thought and consideration of numerous variables. Because each case opens with a blueprint of key variables to consider, no two cases are alike. Users will need to consider such things as collaborative management, gerontological considerations, complementary and alternative therapy, patient teaching, discharge planning, and delegation and prioritization to make decisions regarding care. Because nursing is an art and a science, the responsibility of nurses can be challenging. Clinical Decision Making will provide students with actual insight into clinical practice and application of theory to meet those challenges.


Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Psychiatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1401838456 | ISBN-13: 9781401838454)

Created especially for nurses, the Clinical Decision Making series helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. Case Studies in Psychiatric Nursing is the fourth installment in this innovative series, providing forty psychiatric nursing case histories, questions, and responses based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario, which are pertinent concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, culture of the client, pre-existing condition, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. By simulating the actual decision-making process, learners gain the confidence necessary to make informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Quite simply, Clinical Decision Making shortens the distance between the classroom and nursing practice like no other educational tool.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Clinical Decision Making: Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111644446 | ISBN-13: 9781111644444)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Clinical Decision Making:Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Institutional Version (EAC)  (ISBN-10: 1111644454 | ISBN-13: 9781111644451)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Clinical Decision Making: Online Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Individual Version, Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111644462 | ISBN-13: 9781111644468)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.


Delmar's Medical-Surgical Nursing Care Plans  (ISBN-10: 0766859975 | ISBN-13: 9780766859975)

Delmar's Medical-Surgical Nursing Care Plans will help you develop specific and effective nursing care plans for your adult patients with the most commonly presented disorders. Each care plan includes information to guide you in creating comprehensive individualized nursing care plans based on solid scientific understanding of the condition and how it affects each of the patient's body systems. Care plans solicit specific patient data and prompt you to individualize the interventions while evaluating the patient's response. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.


Preoperative Surgical Procedures Interactive CD-ROM Individual Version  (ISBN-10: 1401898149 | ISBN-13: 9781401898144)

This resource provides the opportunity to use the vocabulary, instrumentation and procedural steps as well as critical thinking processes to accomplish preoperative procedures in the OR. The object is to simulate a real life experience with the user performing the preoperative skills necessary for a successful operation. The student may go through each case sequentially or go to a specific topic to learn, review or reinforce prior knowledge, by selecting from a menu. The menu allows for quick and easy access by skill topic.


Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Med Surge, Pharmacology and Psychiatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1435439856 | ISBN-13: 9781435439856)

Created especially for nurses, the Clinical Decision Making series helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. Case Studies in Medical-Surgical, Pharmacologic, and Psychiatric Nursing provides 120 nursing case histories that include critical thinking questions and answers based on real-life client situations. Every case contains a “blueprint” of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario, and are pertinent concerning the client nursing protocol and setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, cultural influences, pre-existing conditions, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint and case is different just as each clinical situation is unique. By simulating the decision-making process, learners gain the confidence needed to make informed clinical judgments that will make them successful practitioners. Simply stated, Clinical Decision Making shortens the distance between theory and practice like no other educational tool!


Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests  (ISBN-10: 1418020664 | ISBN-13: 9781418020668)

Organized by type of test. Now in its second edition, Delmar’s Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. Up-to-date information is provided in an easy-to-use, easy-to-find format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information allows you to focus on providing comprehensive care to your client having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures. Now for the first time 50 of the most used tests are included in PDA downloadable format on the accompanying CD-ROM, giving you free electronic access to the test and procedure information most needed.


Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests  (ISBN-10: 1418020672 | ISBN-13: 9781418020675)

Organized alphabetically. Now in its second edition, Delmar’s Guide of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. The most current information is provided in an easy-to-use format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information allows you to focus on providing comprehensive care to your client having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures. Now for the first time 50 of the most used tests are included in PDA downloadable format on the accompanying CD-ROM, giving you free electronic access to the test and procedure information most needed.


Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Pharmacology  (ISBN-10: 140183521X | ISBN-13: 9781401835217)

Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Pharmacology is a systematic, application-based resource for users to develop their nursing knowledge in clinical situations. This book contains 40 pharmacology case histories and questions, based on real life client situations, which make learning easier and more memorable than textbook discussion. Current review of literature indicates that many users believe that case study in pharmacology enhances learning and improves examination success. Each case in this innovative book is followed by a series of questions and appropriate nursing responses, which encourages analytical thought and consideration of numerous variables. Because each case opens with a blueprint of key variables to consider, no two cases are alike. Users will need to consider such things as collaborative management, gerontological considerations, complementary and alternative therapy, patient teaching, discharge planning, and delegation and prioritization to make decisions regarding care. Because nursing is an art and a science, the responsibility of nurses can be challenging. Clinical Decision Making will provide students with actual insight into clinical practice and application of theory to meet those challenges.


Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Psychiatric Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1401838456 | ISBN-13: 9781401838454)

Created especially for nurses, the Clinical Decision Making series helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. Case Studies in Psychiatric Nursing is the fourth installment in this innovative series, providing forty psychiatric nursing case histories, questions, and responses based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario, which are pertinent concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, culture of the client, pre-existing condition, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. By simulating the actual decision-making process, learners gain the confidence necessary to make informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Quite simply, Clinical Decision Making shortens the distance between the classroom and nursing practice like no other educational tool.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Gina M. Ankner

Gina Ankner, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, is senior nurse coordinator and program director for the Specialty Care in Pregnancy Program (SCIPP) in the Department of Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The only program of its kind in the United States, SCIPP brings a multidisciplinary team together to consult on cases of women whose pregnancy, or plan for pregnancy, is complicated by a medical condition. She is also responsible for outreach and new program development for the Department of Medicine. Prior to her current position at Women & Infants Hospital, she taught medical-surgical nursing for ten years at the University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth College Of Nursing. Ankner earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Boston College.