For the nurse or nursing student. Succinct, on-the-spot guidance for caring for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions! Rely on this handy guide for focused assessments, immediate interventions, and follow-up care for patients who develop complications--all presented from the nurse's point of view. The completely revised and updated 2nd edition features an enhanced tab structure, assessment how-to's, delegation and critical thinking guides, expanded coverage of pain management and emergencies, and more lab and diagnostic tests. Flowsheets provide space for recording frequent vital signs, serial lab values, stat meds, and interventions.Hopkins, Tracey is the author of 'MedSurg Notes', published 2007 under ISBN 9780803618688 and ISBN 0803618689.