Text Connects key concepts to practice and patient care for the diseases and disorders that will be encountered most frequently in practice. Promotes critical thinking and clinical judgment by emphasizing the 'whys' and 'hows' of clinical presentation and treatment plans. Focuses on the patient-centered role of the nurse, with clear and well-defined nursing coverage. Presents Nursing Management clearly and consistently using the nursing process to identify and reinforce the nurse's responsibilities as a member of an inter-professional care team. Organizes Nursing Interventions into 'Assessments, ' 'Action, ' and 'Teaching' categories with rationales relating back to the underlying physiology and pathophysiology. Incorporates the critical care content important for new nurses. Dav is Advantage--Personalized Learning and Quizzing Personalized Learning - Creates personalized learning plans tailored to students' individual needs to help them build a strong foundation and make the connections to Med-Surg topics. - Reinforces learning and engages students through videos and interactive activities to drive mastery. - Tracks students' progress every step of the way; students know exactly how they're doing and where they need to focus their studies. - Davis Edge Quizzing - Challenges students to think at higher cognitive levels with over 2,000 NCLEX (R) -style questions that align with the Medical-Surgical Nursing text with page references. - Includes self-grading that provides immediate feedback as each quiz is completed. - Promotes in-depth understanding and comprehension with comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect responses. - Builds students' confidence for the difficult alternate-format questions, including 'select all that apply' and 'ordered response'. - Prepares students for course exams, ATI, HESI, and NCLEX (R) exams with test-taking strategies and tips. Makes studying and reviewing on the go even easier with access to the ebook version of the text.