• Uses a comprehensive case study approach drawn from actual clinical experiences, helping you learn to think critically, prioritize, and deliver proactive nursing care.
  • Each case study reinforces a critical thinking approach to patient care by helping you identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions.
  • Questions for each case study are rated according to their level of complexity – knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Cases increase in complexity throughout each chapter so that you can steadily increase your knowledge.
  • Includes separate chapters on important topics such as alternative therapies, multiple system disorders, and emergency situations.
  • Logical, body system organization of medical-surgical cases makes it easier to use with numerous medical-surgical nursing textbooks and courses.
  • Presents more clinical case studies than any other resource – 148 in all – covering all four clinical nursing settings.
  • Groups cases so you can find relevant information easily: Medical-Surgical; Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric; and Other/Advanced Cases.
  • Includes new cases on pediatric and maternity patients.
  • Provides a new emphasis on prioritization in the clinical setting, highlighted with an easy-to-spot icon, to reinforce critical thinking in practice.