Mariann M. Harding, Julie S. Synder, Barbara A. Preusser
Mosby; 5th edition
Develop your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills; using “Winningham’s Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing: Medical-Surgical; Pediatric; Maternity; and Psychiatric 5th Edition (PDF)” with 150 realistic case studies from the 4 major clinical practice areas: medical-surgical; pediatric; maternity; and psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each case covers a common problem; drawn from real clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. All cases have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current clinical practices; with integrated content on nutrition; pharmacology; and diagnostic/laboratory tests to encourage you to think critically about all aspects of care. This 5th edition also features an increased emphasis on patient management; and new documentation and communication exercises. Plus new NCLEX® Examination format-questions helps nursing students prepare for success on the NCLEX® Examination and provide quality; safe patient care.
- 3-part organization presents cases in three parts: 1) Medical-Surgical Cases; 2) Maternity; Pediatric; and Psychiatric Cases; and 3) Other/Advanced Cases; the latter covering key topics such as multi-system disorders and emergency situations.
- Realistic case study approach incorporates cases drawn from actual clinical experiences to help you identify changes; anticipate possible complications; and initiate therapeutic interventions.
- Increasing case complexity provides you with a foundation on which to build as you advance to more difficult cases.
- 2 new pediatric case studies strengthen your ability to recognize and effectively manage common disorders presenting in pediatric patients.
- New NCLEX Examination-format questions have been added throughout; including multiple choice; chart/exhibit; prioritization/ordering; and dosage calculation questions.
- Increased number of higher-level questions requires clinical reasoning rather than simply memorizing and recalling information.
- An emphasis on patient management reinforces the type of clinical decision-making needed in the clinical setting as well as reflecting the type of questions on the latest NCLEX Examination.
- Over 25 new illustrations and graphics such as ECG strips; anatomical diagrams; lab/diagnostic test reports; and medication labels are now interwoven throughout the book.
- New documentation and communication exercises ask you to document relevant patient information or to use the “SBAR” communication technique to communicate patient findings to the physician.