Student-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting.
-Helps you hone critical thinking skills essential for success on licensure exams and in clinical practice.
-Reinforces textbook content and provides ample opportunity for self-assessment with a wide variety of learning activities, including matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.
-Includes textbook page references, making self-assessment easier and faster.
-Emphasizes application of nursing concepts with new knowledge and comprehension exercises and activities that ask you to apply your knowledge to patient care situations.
-Features a new section at the end of each chapter: Challenge Yourself! Getting Ready for the NCLEX includes both standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions (over 1,800) that test your knowledge of chapter content while providing practice for the Boards.
-Provides valuable practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs) -- skills that are essential for providing effective nursing care and are covered on the NCLEX-PN Examination.
-Links you to online Evolve resources, where you'll find an additional set of review questions, encouraging utilization of and familiarity with an electronic format.
|Patient Care Concepts|
|The Health Care System|
|Patient Care Settings|
|Legal and Ethical Considerations|
|The Leadership Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse|
|The Nurse-Patient Relationship|
|Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care|
|The Nurse and the Family|
|Health and Illness|
|The Older Patient|
|The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking|
|Physiologic Responses to Illness|
|Inflammation, Infection, and Immunity|
|Fluid and Electrolytes|
|First Aid and Emergency Care|
|Long-Term Care and Home Health Care|
|Loss, Death, and End-of-Life Care|
|The Patient with Cancer|
|The Ostomy Patient|
|Spinal Cord Injury|
|Acute Respiratory Disorders|
|Chronic Respiratory Disorders|
|Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders|
|Digestive Tract Disorders|
|Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas|
|Connective Tissue Disorders|
|Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders|
|Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders|
|Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia|
|Female Reproductive Disorders|
|Male Reproductive Disorders|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases|
|Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat|
|Eye and Vision Disorders|
|Ear and Hearing Disorders|
|Nose, Sinus, and Throat Disorders|
|Mental Health and Illness|
|Psychological Responses to Illness|
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