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Delmar's Case Study Series: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition

  • Gina M. Ankner
  • ISBN-10: 1111138591  |  ISBN-13: 9781111138592
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75
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About

Overview

Bridge the gap between knowledge and clinical application with DELMAR'S CASE STUDIES SERIES: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 2ND EDITION. This collection of twenty-two unique and provocative real-life scenarios emphasizes holistic nursing care as it helps sharpen critical thinking skills and strengthens clinical competence. 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 blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As your students simulate the actual decision-making process, they'll gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments. The accompanying answers and rationales for each case provide insight into excellent nursing practice and can be used for remediation and discussion.

Features and Benefits

  • Reflecting real-world practice, the cases in Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition help nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain hands-on experience applying what they have learned.
  • Providing comprehensive coverage, twenty-two detailed case studies cover a wide range of topics.
  • Case studies progress by difficulty level from easy to moderate to difficult, which can be 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.
  • Each case contains in depth answers and rationales with references for self-assessment.

Table of Contents

Reviewers.
Preface.
Cases by Topic.
Comprehensive Table of Variables.
Part I: THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM & THE BLOOD.
Case Study 1: Mr. Cowen.
Case Study 2: Mr. McCann.
Part II: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mr. Yang.
Case Study 2: Mrs. Harriet.
Part III: THE NERVOUS/NERUOLOGICAL SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Derek.
Case Study 2: Mrs. Kahn.
Part IV: THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mr. Shannon.
Case Study 2: Ms. Champlin.
Part V: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mrs. Kenton.
Part VI: THE HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM.
Cast Study 1: Mr. Escobar.
Part VII: THE URINARY SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mrs. Reese.
Case Study 2: Mr. Rossi.
Part VIII: THE ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mrs. Duarte.
Case Study 2: Mr. Kiley.
Part IX: THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Mrs. DiCenzo.
Case Study 2: Mrs. Bagnell.
Case Study 3: Mr. Rodriquez.
Part X: THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM.
Case Study 1: Ms. Swan.
Case Study 2: Mr. Benjamin.
Case Study 3: Ms. Dalton.
Part 11: CONCEPTS OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.
Case Study 1: Natural Disaster.
Case Study 2: Mr. Rocholl.

What's New

  • Cases are completely up to date, reflecting the latest practices in the field.
  • Two new case studies covering Disaster Preparedness are added.
  • 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" 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 Supplements

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.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

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.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1111138575 | ISBN-13: 9781111138578)

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.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Student Supplements

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.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

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.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1111138575 | ISBN-13: 9781111138578)

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, the text helps you sharpen critical thinking skills while gaining hands-on experience applying what you have learned. The more than 40 medical-surgical case histories and related questions 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. Simulating the actual decision-making process gives you valuable experience making informed clinical judgments that will help maximize your nursing success.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.