Medical Surgical Nursing Demystified

Medical Surgical Nursing Demystified

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By (author) Mary Digiulio, By (author) James Keogh

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 604 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 233mm x 27mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071494502
  • ISBN 13: 9780071494502
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 205,655

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The painless way to master medical-surgical nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is a self-teaching guide and subject review that helps students and practitioners understand the fundamental concepts of medical-surgical nursing. Using a building block approach, this entertaining book breaks complex material down into brief, easy-to-understand sections. Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified features a full chapter for each system--cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, hematologic, nervous, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, and integumentary. You'll find a description of how the system functions, signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Perioperative preparation and pain management are also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter NCLEX-style quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of medical-surgical nursing in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.

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Mary Digiulio (Oradell, NJ) is a nurse practitioner who has worked as a medical-surgical nurse for many years. She is a member of the nursing faculty at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she is also the coordinator of the college's Nurse Practitioner program. Mary has taught medical-surgical nursing for eight years and teaches NCLEX review courses for prospective Registered Nurses and License Practical Nurses. She holds a BSN and MSN from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jim Keogh (Ridgefield, NJ) was formerly on the faculty of Columbia University and is currently on the faculty of New York University and Saint Peter's College. He is the coauthor of Microbiology DeMYSTiFied and Pharmacology DeMYSTiFied as well as several other DeMYSTiFied books.

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The painless way to master medical-surgical nursing "Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified" features a full chapter for each system--cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, hematologic, nervous, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, and integumentary. You'll find a description of how the system functions, signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Perioperative preparation and pain management are also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter NCLEX-style quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of medical-surgical nursing in no time at all.This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapterAn NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesCoverage of diagnostic tests and treatment optionsA final exam at the end of the bookA time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at workSimple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Cardiovascular System Chapter 2. Respiratory System Chapter 3. Immune Systems Chapter 4. Hematologic System Chapter 5. Nervous System Chapter 6. Musculoskeletal System Chapter 7. Gastrointestinal System Chapter 8. Endocrine System Chapter 9. Genitourinary System Chapter 10. Integumentary System Chapter 11. Fluids and Electrolytes Chapter 12. Mental Health Chapter 13. Perioperative Care Chapter 14. Women's Health Chapter 15. Pain Management Final Exam Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions Glossary Index