Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 8

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Overview

Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field, to help you provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp! Best of all - a complete collection of interactive learning and study tools help you learn more effectively and offer valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.


  • Provides a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing in a highly readable format.

  • All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.

  • Colorful design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.

  • UNIQUE! A complete collection of study tools and resources, including the innovative Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students, offers engaging, interactive exercises and activities that make learning more effective and help prepare you for clinical practice.

  • UNIQUE! Presents key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach that explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.

  • Approximately 55 comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.

  • Bridge to NCLEX Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter focus on prioritization and help reinforce your understanding of key content.

  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize key interdisciplinary research and clearly demonstrate how it applies to nursing practice.

  • Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today's health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider's role in managing disorders.

  • Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.

  • Healthy People boxes summarize government health care goals as they relate to specific disorders and identify important strategies for the prevention and early detection of diseases.

  • Drug Therapy tables highlight vital medication information for quick reference.

  • Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions.

  • Cultural and ethnic health disparities content includes a dedicated chapter on health disparities and culturally competent care, as well as summary boxes highlighting important issues (including risk factors) related to the nursing care of various ethnic populations.

  • Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts you to differences often encountered in older patients.

  • Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies.

  • Health History tables summarize the key questions you should ask, as well as important assessment parameters.

  • Patient and Caregiver Teaching Guides provide critical information to help you educate others who will be helping to care for the patient.

  • Ethical Dilemmas boxes promote critical thinking for timely and sensitive issues such as informed consent, patient adherence, guardianship, confidentiality, and sterilization.

  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes summarize what you need to know about the clinical uses, effects, and nursing implications of herbal remedies, acupuncture, biofeedback, and more

  • Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes cover key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethics issues.

  • A glossary of key terms and definitions in the back of the book provides definitions and page references.

  • Completely revised and revamped content is more readable, concise, and user-friendly.

  • Reorganized coverage reflects an increased emphasis on more common disorders versus rare disorders.

  • An increased focus on prioritization is featured throughout the text and in the review questions, nursing care plans, and case studies.

  • Expanded coverage of delegation includes Delegation Decisions boxes throughout the text that highlight specific topics and skills related to delegation.

  • End-of-chapter Clinical Decision-Making Exercises feature case scenarios that emphasize prioritization, delegation, and concept mapping.

  • End-of-chapter review sections now feature alternate item-format questions.

  • Safety Alerts highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.

  • Pathophysiology Map flow charts make it easier to visualize and understand changes occurring in major diseases.

  • Focused Assessment boxes reflect a realistic "assessment on the run" approach and offer brief checklists for evaluating the status of previously identified health problems and monitoring for signs of new problems.

  • Assessment Case Studies for all assessment chapters help reinforce the importance of integrating and prioritizing assessment findings.

  • UNIQUE! A separate Sleep and Sleep Disorders chapter expands upon this key topic that impacts multiple disorders and body systems, as well as nearly every aspect of daily functioning.

  • UNIQUE! The Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter emphasizes the increasing importance and prevalence of patient management of chronic illnesses and conditions, as well as the role of the caregiver in patient care.

  • The Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing chapter features expanded coverage of terrorism.

  • Revised Infection chapter features updated infection control guidelines, an expanded section on emerging and reemerging infections, and new information about prions and H1N1 flu.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323065801
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Edition description: Single Volume
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1952
  • Sales rank: 254,330
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: Concepts in Nursing Practice

  1. Contemporary Nursing Practice
  2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care
  3. Health History and Physical Examination
  4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching
  5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults
  6. Community-Based Nursing and Home Care
  7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  8. Stress and Stress Management
  9. Sleep and Sleep Disorders NEW CHAPTER!
  10. Pain
  11. Palliative Care at End of Life
  12. Addictive Behaviors
  13. Section Two: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

  14. Inflammation and Would Healing
  15. Genetics, Altered Immune Responses, and Transplantation
  16. Infection
  17. Cancer
  18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  19. Section Three: Perioperative Care

  20. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care
  21. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care
  22. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care
  23. Section Four: Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

  24. Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems
  25. Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems
  26. Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System
  27. Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems
  28. Nursing Management: Burns
  29. Section Five: Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

  30. Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System
  31. Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems
  32. Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems
  33. Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
  34. Section Six: Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

  35. Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System
  36. Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems
  37. Section Seven: Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

  38. Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System
  39. Nursing Management: Hypertension
  40. Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  41. Nursing Management: Heart Failure
  42. Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias
  43. Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders
  44. Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders
  45. Section Eight: Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

  46. Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
  47. Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems
  48. Nursing Management: Obesity
  49. Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems
  50. Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems
  51. Nursing Management: Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems
  52. Section Nine: Problems of Urinary Function

  53. Nursing Assessment: Urinary System
  54. Nursing Management: Renal and Urologic Problems
  55. Nursing Management: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
  56. Section Ten: Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

  57. Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System
  58. Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus
  59. Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems
  60. Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System
  61. Nursing Management: Breast Disorders
  62. Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  63. Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems
  64. Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems
  65. Section Eleven: Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

  66. Nursing Assessment: Nervous System
  67. Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems
  68. Nursing Management: Stroke
  69. Nursing Management: Chronic Neurologic Problems
  70. Nursing Management: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Delirium
  71. Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems
  72. Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System
  73. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
  74. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems
  75. Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases
  76. Section Twelve: Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

  77. Nursing Management: Critical Care
  78. Nursing Management: Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  79. Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  80. Nursing Management: Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing

Appendixes:

A. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support

B. Nursing Diagnoses

C. Laboratory Values

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Needs an etextbook!

    Nursing is hard enough, has no one heard of etextbook. Come on people!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    Buy this book

    Every student nurse needs this book sometime during their program and I recommend getting the two-volume version. It's exactly the same as the single volume except it's split into 2 books instead of one large bulky book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Lewis vs. Ignatavicius

    I was at another nursing school that used this textbook. Even though it's not very colorful, the information is thoroughly covered. The fluid and electrolytes chapter (17) will be forever burned into my brain as I read it over and over and over. It explains things so well and thoroughly. It's pretty tedious, but there are no questions left unanswered.

    The school I'm in now used the Ignatavicius Med Surg text. It's more colorful, but not nearly as detailed as the Lewis. I don't really care for it. When I have a question I go to the school's library and read what I need in the Lewis text.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    This Book is Adequate

    Had to buy this book for my Adult Health/Med-Surg class. Its a boring read very dry, however, it is very clear.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    Medical surgical nursing

    It is a great book, It was a required textbook, but very informative and easy to read and understand. It is better to buy this book in two volume, which is easy to carry. I recommend to buy clinical companion with this book, I did not liked the study guide, it was not much helpful. The disc that comes with this book is a great resource, which consist of NCLEX type questions.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

    Good Organization

    This book is nicely organized. Easy to understand and quick to the point. Great figures and tables to illustrate the important information.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Great, fast service

    I received this book very shortly after ordering it, I think only 3 days later, it was packaged well, and in great condition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2009

    Useful, but lots of room for improvement

    The book is chock full of information. The biggest problem is getting the information out of the book. In terms of overall organization, it is often difficult to determine what subsection relates to what major section. The color coded type and heading backgrounds are not effective delineations. A few lettered or numbered headings would be an improvement in organization. Additionally, the book is written in a quasi-conversational style making the information not very "chunky." The reader must parse through the material to divine what is relevant. Not a bad thing where continuing education is concerned, but it's inefficient when it comes to organizing and working toward an understanding of the bases of medical and nursing interventions as an undergraduate. The tables for management of conditions are useful, but there are times where one table covers more than one level of acuity and not all interventions in the table are applicable. On the plus side, the book has good images and graphics. The online resources, especially the Key Points outlines, are useful. The book's NCLEX questions are so-so. They're relatively few in number and representative of only the easier types of questions in the test bank.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Great for nursing students

    This book covers in detail all you need to know to do well in college courses and reviewing for the NCLEX.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

    WHERE ARE THE RATIONELS?

    From fundamentals to med surg bmmcc have though us that there's an expalnation/reason for everything we do for the patients. In other words a ' rational'. Unfortunately this book has no rational to verify why the answers to the test questions are right or wrong!!! and i think that iam advocating for many students that we do need the rationals!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

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    This book was used by my nursing school during our ADN Med/Surg classes. There is a wealth of information but the book does not flow well. One of my clinical instructors (and smartest nurses I know)is currently working towards her ARNP and had difficulty following what the writers were trying to say. This book may prove to be a valuable reference but it is not written in a manner that facilitates comprehension for students.

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