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Strategies, Techniques, and Approaches to Thinking; Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing,9781416025757

Strategies, Techniques, and Approaches to Thinking; Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9781416025757

ISBN10:
1416025758
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/11/2005
Publisher(s):
Saunders
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Summary

Designed to help readers develop critical thinking skills for nursing practice, this hands-on worktext presents over 80 realistic case studies and patient care scenarios commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Using a straightforward, readable approach, it establishes a fundamental knowledge base and reinforces key nursing concepts and principles. Guiding readers through the application, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge in clinical situations, it also integrates the nursing process and applies it to critical thinking. Over 80 patient cases, including progressive cases that build as complications occur. Section One reinforces fundamental concepts and principles pertinent to nursing practice and demonstrates how learned knowledge is applied to patient care situations. Section Two helps readers prioritize and make sound clinical decisions, using the nursing process to guide readers through assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, and implementation. Section Three presents clinical situations using an intershift report format. Relevant and irrelevant information is provided, encouraging readers to analyze and interpret information based on the presenting situation. Section Four uses case studies to focus on the development of management and leadership skills. Section Five provides answers for selected case studies, whereas answers for other case studies are not provided so students and instructors have the opportunity for open dialogue during clinical conferences or classroom discussions. Unique case studies address important issues in current practice such as bioterrorism and environmental disasters, leadership and delegation, pharmacology, and culture. Multiple-choice review questions at the end of Section One reinforce case study applications. Evaluate a Situation exercises help readers apply critical thinking skills. A companion CD-ROM packaged with the book includes randomly-generated, multiple-choice test questions and answer feedback to provide additional practice in thinking critically and early preparation for the NCLEX examination.

Table of Contents

Section One - Cognitive-Building Critical Thinking Activities
Vital Signs
3(2)
Temperature
5(4)
Pulse
9(4)
Respiration
13(4)
Blood Pressure
17(4)
Body Mechanics
21(2)
Hygiene
23(2)
Infection Control/Transmission of Organisms
25(4)
Skin Integrity
29(4)
Communication
33(4)
Reporting Patient Status
37(2)
Introduction to the Assessment Process
39(2)
Basic Physical Assessment
41(4)
Self-Concept
45(2)
Cultural Aspects of Nursing
47(4)
Introduction to Formulating a Nursing Diagnosis
51(2)
Formulating a Nursing Diagnosis
53(4)
Assessment of the Elderly Patient
57(2)
Caring for the Surgical Patient
59(4)
Wound Assessment
63(4)
Wound Dressings
67(2)
The Patient with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance
69(2)
Elimination - Urinary
71(4)
Elimination - Bowel
75(2)
General Nutrition
77(2)
Gastrointestinal Tract
79(4)
Diabetes Mellitus
83(4)
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
87(4)
Insulin Therapy
91(4)
Legal Considerations in Nursing Practice
95(2)
Review Questions
97(8)
Section Two - Priority-Setting and Decision-Making Activities
The Patient Undergoing Surgery
105(4)
The Patient with an Intestinal Obstruction
109(4)
The Patient with a Colostomy
113(4)
The Patient with Colon Cancer
117(4)
The Patient with TPN
121(2)
The Patient with Cirrhosis of the Liver
123(4)
The Patient with Hepatic Encephalopathy
127(4)
The Patient with Diabetes Mellitus
131(4)
The Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis
135(4)
The Patient with Peripheral Arterial Disease
139(2)
The Patient with Chest Pain
141(2)
The Patient with CHF
143(4)
The Patient with a CVA
147(4)
The Patient with COPD
151(4)
The Patient with a Chest Tube
155(4)
The Patient with Urosepsis
159(2)
The Patient with a TURP
161(4)
The Patient Receiving a Blood Transfusion
165(2)
The Patient with Neutropenia
167(2)
The Patient with a Hip Fracture
169(4)
The Patient with a Fractured Tibia
173(2)
The Patient with Cataract Surgery
175(2)
The Patient with a Seizure Disorder
177(4)
The Patient with a DNR Order
181(2)
Legal Considerations
183(4)
Section Three - Applying the Critical Thinking Model
Clinical Situation #1
187(2)
Clinical Situation #2
189(2)
Clinical Situation #3
191(2)
Clinical Situation #4
193(2)
Clinical Situation #5
195(2)
Clinical Situation #6
197(2)
Clinical Situation #7
199(2)
Clinical Situation #8
201(2)
Clinical Situation #9
203(2)
Clinical Situation #10
205(2)
Clinical Situation #11
207(2)
Clinical Situation #12
209(2)
Clinical Situation #13
211(2)
Clinical Situation #14
213(2)
Clinical Situation #15
215(2)
Clinical Situation #16
217(2)
Clinical Situation #17
219(2)
Clinical Situation #18
221(2)
Clinical Situation #19
223(2)
Clinical Situation #20
225(2)
Clinical Situation #21
227(2)
Clinical Situation #22
229(4)
Section Four - Management and Leadership
Working with Staff
233(2)
Dealing with Change
235(2)
Delegation and Problem-Solving
237(2)
Ethical Dilemma
239(2)
Professional Performance and Evaluation
241(2)
Working with a Culturally Diverse Staff
243(4)
Section Five - Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Test Questions
247(16)
Bibliography 263(2)
Appendix A - List of Abbreviations 265(1)
Appendix B - List of Words and Phrases Commonly Used in the Book and Their Intended Meaning 266


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