Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2011
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning

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Reflecting the latest practices in the field, Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition bridges the gap between theory and clinical application. Emphasizing holistic nursing care, the cases help readers sharpen critical thinking skills and gain hands-on experience applying what they learn. 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.

Table of Contents

The Cardiovascular System & the Blood
Needle Stick
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Digoxin Toxicity
Pernicious Anemia
Rule Out Myocardial Infarctions
Heart Failure
Sickle Cell Anemia
Cardiac Catheterization
The Respiratory System
ABG Analysis
Sleep Apnea
The Nervous/Neurological System
Transient Ischemic Attack
Delirium versus Dementia
Acute Change in Mental Status
Alcohol Withdrawal
Bell's Palsy
The Sensory System
The Integumentary System
Urinary Incontinence
The Digestive System
Upper GI Bleed
Chron's Disease
Malabsorption Syndrome
The Urinary System
Acute Renal Failure
Acute Renal Failure
Renal Calculi
The Endocrine/Metabolic System
Acute Gout versus Cellulitis
Acute Pancreatitis
The Skeletal System
Leg Amputation
Hip Fracture/Replacement
The Muscular System
Patient Fall
The Reproductive System
Breast Cancer
Multi-System Failure
Septic Shock
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