The painless way to master medical-surgical nursing
Need to learn the complexities of medical-surgical nursing but find yourself looking for some anesthesia after perusing thick textbooks? Here's your remedy! This easy-to-follow guide delivers the material with surgical precision.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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.
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
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions