The old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words . With full color images illustrating more than 100 diseases, disorders and normal contrasts that are often difficult to clearly describe in text, Delmar's Atlas of Medical-Surgical Nursing is a valuable reference that no nursing student or practicing nurse should be without. Over 600 images are used to contrast normal, healthy anatomy with abnormal medical-surgical conditions. A visual step-by-step demonstrates the nursing process with clinical variations included throughout. Boasting large images and clear and concise language to explain each disorder, this resource of visual information includes the most contemporary nursing practice available for wound care and infectious diseases. The second half of the book includes more than twenty procedures and treatments with a powerful illustration of a cardiac patient's journey through surgery, including pre-operative testing, admission, surgery, recovery and post-operative care. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.