Hi All! I haven't been on here in a long time, so I apoligize if this is a question that has been asked recently.
I took leave from nursing school for Fall 11 & Spring 12 to have my baby so I go back next August. I'm spending this semester trying to review med-surg- I can't believe how much I've forgotten already
I bought the study guide to go along with my med-surg book while I was still in class but I stopped using it because I found a couple questions that were wrong (and who knows how many more were wrong, those were just the ones that I caught). I bought the Med-surg Demystified book and I liked it, but when I got the the quiz at the end of the first chapter I found one of the questions wrong... It asked about why a patient has fluid build-up in the lungs when they have CHF- the answer (according to the book) was that the left side of the heart is weak and is losing the capability to pump blood *to his lungs*. Well, unless I've forgotten more than I thought the fluid build-up is caused because the left side of the heart is weak and so everything upstream (the lungs) backs up- not because it's not getting enough fluid. And the left side doesn't even pump blood to the lungs. Unless I'm really missing something here! Anyways, neither book has rationals for the answers- which I do need.
I don't really want to get one of the NCLEX review books yet, because I want to go system by system and also because I'm only halfway through nursing school so a lot of the questions will be stuff I haven't seen yet.
I'm an auditory learner so I'm having a hard time just reading my old notes, books, and powerpoints, so I really want something I can take practice questions with. Any suggestions?