For course review on a specific topic, e.g., medical-surgical nursing, review for NCLEX-RN, and review for specialty training.
This resource provides a core content review of the subject in outline format. Each chapter opens with a brief outline, objectives, key terms with definitions, media box with summary of CD content, as well as a pre-test. The pre-test and post-test guide the student through a self-paced review. Other features unique to this resource help further enhance the review process.
Study on the go with VangoNotes. Just download chapter reviews from your text and listen to them on any mp3 player. Now wherever you are--whatever you’re doing--you can study by listening to the following for each chapter of your textbook:
· Big Ideas: Your “need to know” for each chapter
· Practice Test: A gut check for the Big Ideas – tells you if you need to keep studying
· Key Terms: Audio “flashcards” to help you review key concepts and terms
· Rapid Review: A quick drill session – use it right before your test
VangoNotes are flexible; download all the material directly to your player, or only the chapters you need. And they’re efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. So get yours today. And get studying.
Contributors and Reviewers of the First Edition xii
Chapter 1 Nursing Process, Physical Assessment, and Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 1
Chapter 2 Respiratory Disorders 44
Chapter 3 Cardiac Disorders 93
Chapter 4 Peripheral Vascular Health Problems 130
Chapter 5 Neurological Disorders 161
Chapter 6 Renal and Urinary Disorders 204
Chapter 7 Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders 248
Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal Disorders 288
Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal Disorders 323
Chapter 10 Integumentary Disorders 359
Chapter 11 Immunologic Disorders 398
Chapter 12 Cullular Disorders (Oncology) 436
Chapter 13 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 464
Chapter 14 Hematologic Disorders 503
Chapter 15 Reproductive and Sexual Disorders 543
Chapter 16 Eye and Ear Disorders 601
Chapter 17 Common Problems Encountered in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing 635
Appendix A Suggested Answers to Practice to Pass & Case Study Questions 693
NEW test-taking strategies have been added to the rationales for every question in the series. These strategies will enable students to select the correct answer by breaking down the question.
Study on the go with VangoNotes!
Students have the option of downloading chapter reviews from the text and listening to them on any mp3 player.
Students can study by listening to the following for each chapter of the textbook:
• Big Ideas: Your “need to know” for each chapter
• Practice Test: A gut check for the Big Ideas–tells you if you need to keep studying
• Key Terms: Audio “flashcards” to help you review key concepts and terms
Mary Ann Hogan, MSN, RN has been a nurse educator for 25 years, currently as a Clinical
Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in
diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate nursing programs.A former item writer for
the CAT NCLEX-RN® exam,Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses throughout
New England for the last 15 years. She also has contributed to a number of publications
in the areas of adult health, pharmacology, and fundamentals of nursing. She is a member
of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor
Society for Nursing.