Medical-Surgical Nursing class


How do you study for this?? I need advice on how to study for this class...

and also, have any of you used the book called "Straight A's for medical-surgical nursing" ? if any of you have used it, was it helpful???

Daytonite, BSN, RN

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Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

part of studying med/surg is learning about many different diseases. that includes learning the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, usual tests ordered, and medical treatment for a medical disease or condition. it also includes knowing about any medical procedures that will need to be performed on the patient, their expected consequences during the healing phase, and potential complications. surgery is a treatment for a disease or condition.

click on the link at the bottom of this post for the critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students and print it out. use this to help you learn all the elements you need to know about each medical disease/condition you will be studying in your course. to determine priority of treatments and interventions consider the sequence of the appearance of symptoms and/or maslow's hierarchy of needs ('s_hierarchy_of_needs)


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Thank you so much for posting the links!


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Specializes in Pediatric ICU. Has 2 years experience.

I swear by the Prentice Hall Medical Surgical Reviews & Rationales (2nd ed)

and then the Davis' Success Series is helpful its just a book full of questions with the rationales!

Both can be found online!

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