Medical-Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 2E examines all aspects of this nursing field, from how and where the health care delivery system is set up, to the nurse's role in care related to IV therapy and diagnostic testing, to legal and ethical responsibilities, communication, and cultural diversity. This revised edition also includes new chapters covering alternative therapies, and responding to emergencies. Case studies, critical thinking questions, and exercises developing care plans encourage students to think beyond the classroom. Full color illustrations, cross-referencing between chapters, and suggested resources are among the many features that will appeal to students. · Diagnostic tests are listed alphabetically in chart form making important information about the test, normal values and nursing responsibilities easy to find · Chapter end critical thinking questions help students apply chapter content · "Web Flash" box suggests Internet sites students can consult for additional information · Text includes a glossary, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a listing of the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and Standard PrecautionsWhite, Lois is the author of 'Medical Surgical Nursing An Integrated Approach', published 2001 under ISBN 9780766825666 and ISBN 0766825663.