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Strategies, Techniques, and Approaches to Critical Thinking A Clinical Reasoning Workbook for Nurses

ISBN-10: 1455733903
ISBN-13: 9781455733903
Edition: 5th 2014
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Description: Designed to help beginning students develop critical thinking skills for nursing practice, this worktext presents over 80 realistic case studies and scenarios commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Using a straightforward approach and a  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.760

Designed to help beginning students develop critical thinking skills for nursing practice, this worktext presents over 80 realistic case studies and scenarios commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Using a straightforward approach and a variety of learning methods, it establishes a fundamental knowledge base and reinforces key concepts and principles. Guiding you through the application, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge in clinical situations, you will also learn how to integrate the nursing process as it applies to critical thinking. Covers timely issues such as delegation, prioritization, documentation/charting, and patient safety.Includes over 80 progressive cases that build as complications occur and encourage critical thinking skills in the clinical setting. Case studies address important issues in current practice, including leadership and delegation, pharmacology, culture, bioterrorism, and environmental disasters. Review questions reinforce case study applications and prepare you for test taking. Includes evaluation learning activities that cover topics such as drug therapy, decision-making, and priority setting to help you apply critical thinking skills. Section on "Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Clinical Situations” features new case scenarios exposing you to more advanced clinical situations and addressing those key skills and behaviors critical for nursing practice. Highlights prioritization and delegation content to reinforce the importance of prioritizing and delegating in the workplace. Continued case studies on Evolve provide more in-depth information for continuation of selected key case studies in the book and allow you to cover more advanced concepts. Supplemental audio content on Evolve features heart and lung sounds, reporting, and patient communication related to selected cases to help students become familiar with hearing (not just seeing) common reports, communications, and clinical heart and lung sounds. NCLEX® exam-style review questions on Evolve now include new alternate-item format questions along with the traditional multiple-choice questions.

Cognitive-Building Critical Thinking Activities
Professional Nursing Practice
Vital Signs
Temperature
Pulse
Respiration
Blood Pressure
Body Mechanics
Hygiene
Infection Control/Transmission of Organisms
Skin Integrity*
Communication
Reporting Patient Status*
Introduction to the Assessment Process
Basic Physical Assessment
Documentation*
Self-Concept
Cultural Aspects of Nursing
Introduction to Formulating a Nursing Diagnosis
Formulating a Nursing Diagnosis
Assessment of the Elderly Patient
Caring for the Surgical Patient
Wound Assessment
Wound Dressings
The Patient with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance
Elimination - Urinary
Elimination - Bowel
General Nutrition
Gastrointestinal Tract
Diabetes Mellitus
Complication of Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin Therapy
Legal Considerations in Nursing Practice
Review Questions
Priority-Setting and Decision-Making Activities
Standards of Professional Performance
The Patient Undergoing Surgery
The Patient with an Intestinal Obstruction
The Patient with a Colostomy
The Patient with Colon Cancer
The Patient with Total Parenteral Nutrition
The Patient with Cirrhosis of the Liver
The Patient with Hepatic Encephalopathy
The Patient with Diabetes Mellitus
The Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis
The Patient with Peripheral Arterial Disease
The Patient with Chest Pain
The Patient with Heart Failure*
The Patient with a Stroke
The Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The Patient with a Chest Tube
The Patient with Urosepsis
The Patient with a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
The Patient Receiving a Blood Transfusion
The Patient with Neutropenia
The Patient with a Hip Fracture
The Patient with a Fractured Tibia
The Patient with Cataract Surgery
The Patient with a Seizure Disorder
The Patient with a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order
Legal Considerations
Applying the Critical Thinking Model
Clinical Situation #1
Clinical Situation #2
Clinical Situation #3
Clinical Situation #4
Clinical Situation #5
Clinical Situation #6
Clinical Situation #7
Clinical Situation #8
Clinical Situation #9*
Clinical Situation #10
Clinical Situation #11
Clinical Situation #12
Clinical Situation #13
Clinical Situation #14
Clinical Situation #15
Clinical Situation #16
Clinical Situation #17
Clinical Situation #18
Clinical Situation #19
Clinical Situation #20
Clinical Situation #21
Clinical Situation #22
Management and Leadership
Working with Staff
Dealing with Change
Delegation and Problem-Solving
Ethical Dilemma
Professional Performance and Evaluation
Working with a Culturally Diverse Staff
Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Test Questions
Quality Nursing Practice
Situation #1
Situation #2
Situation #3
Answer Key
Bibliography
List of Abbreviations
List of Words and Phrases Commonly Used in the Book and Their Intended Meaning
* Continuing case study included on Evolve

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