AUTHORS: Ankner, Gina M - ©2012
Bridge the gap between knowledge and clinical application with DELMAR’S CASE STUDIES SERIES: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 2ND EDITION. This collection of twenty-two unique and provocative real-life scenarios emphasizes holistic nursing care as it helps sharpen critical thinking skills and strengthens clinical competence. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario--pertinent information concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As you simulate the actual decision-making process, you’ll gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments. The accompanying answers and rationales for each case provide insight into excellent nursing practice and can be used for remediation and discussion.