New Edition and New Name: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care

The 6th edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, formerly called Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, has had a slight name change and STAT!Ref has it available now.


Medical-Surgical Nursing provides readers with all of the practical knowledge and skills they need to care for adult patients—without overwhelming readers with unnecessarily dense writing that is beyond the beginning nurse’s scope of practice.

Carefully selected content focuses on the things that new nurses will need to know when they first enter practice: how to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss.

Throughout the resource, the authors focus on individualized holistic nursing care as the essential element in learning and practicing nursing, regardless of the gender, age, race, culture, or socioeconomic background of the patient or practitioner. Readers are given the tools they need to develop their clinical reasoning abilities so that they can make safe and effective decisions on the job. With its understandable language, visual approach, and consistent teaching and learning format, it’s no surprise that readers overwhelmingly report that they truly like reading this resource.

To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program will help:

  • Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills for Today and Tomorrow: Students are encouraged to think creatively and critically about patient care.
  • Visualize Pathophysiology: A highly-visual presentation of the underlying pathophysiology of disease helps bring the content to life, enhancing students’ understanding and aiding in clinical application.
  • Focus on Nursing Care: The authors emphasize holistic, individualized care for all patients.

Purchasers will want to bundle this resource with the Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care.

Those subscribers that have this resource please note that it can be found in the same place on the STAT!Ref table of contents and you will see the new content and name change in your subscription automatically.

To talk to a STAT!Ref Team Member about this new edition, or others within the disciplines of Nursing please feel free to call 800-901-5494 or fill out this form today.