Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 9

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 9

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by Sharon L. Lewis, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Linda Bucher

ISBN-10: 0323086780

ISBN-13: 9780323086783

Pub. Date: 12/16/2013

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Over the past three decades, more and more nursing educators have turned to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing for its accurate and up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field of medical-surgical nursing - and the new ninth edition is no exception! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis,…  See more details below


Over the past three decades, more and more nursing educators have turned to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing for its accurate and up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field of medical-surgical nursing - and the new ninth edition is no exception! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 9th Edition offers the same easy-to-read style that students have come to love, along with the timely and thoroughly accurate content that educators have come to trust. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, critical thinking, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. Best of all - a complete collection of interactive student resources creates a more engaging learning environment to prepare you for clinical practice.

  • Highly readable format gives you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing.
  • Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that the information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
  • Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions.
  • UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
  • More than 50 comprehensive nursing care plans in the book and online incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
  • Over 800 full-color illustrations and photographs clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.

  • NEW! Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
    • NEW! Managing Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section give you practice applying your knowledge of various disorders and help you prioritize and delegate patient care.
  • NEW! Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in health care settings.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
  • NEW! Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book cover surveillance for high-risk situations.
  • NEW! Separate chapter on genetics expands on this key topic that impacts nearly every condition with a focus on the practical application to nursing care of patients.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of delegation includes additional Delegation Decisions boxes covering issues such as hypertension and postoperative patient care.
  • NEW! Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders.
  • NEW! Revised art program enhances the book’s visual appeal and lends a more contemporary look throughout.

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Table of Contents

Section One - Concepts in Nursing Practice

  1. Professional 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. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  7. Stress and Stress Management
  8. Sleep and Sleep Disorders
  9. Pain
  10. Palliative Care at End of Life
  11. Addictive Behaviors
  12. Section Two - Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

  13. Inflammation and Wound Healing
  14. Genetics and Genomics
  15. 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 Renal Failure 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 and Dementia
  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, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  79. Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  80. Nursing Management: Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing

Appendix A. Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

Appendix B. Nursing Diagnoses

Appendix C. Laboratory Reference Intervals


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Medical-Surgical Nursing 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
mandamarie More than 1 year ago
Nursing is hard enough, has no one heard of etextbook. Come on people!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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nursebevable More than 1 year ago
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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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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jasmin74 More than 1 year ago
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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nailjw More than 1 year ago
This book is nicely organized. Easy to understand and quick to the point. Great figures and tables to illustrate the important information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was extremely unhappy with the service I recieved from B&N, not necessarily in regards to the people I spoke with as they were very understanding but more of in regards to shipping. I ordered this book a week before my classes started for the semester thinking it would get to me in time. After I ordered it and hadn't gotten it within the week I recieved an email saying that there was a problem with shipping and it would be another 5 days. I said okay not a problem I dont really need it right now anyways so I waited. A few days later I recieved another email saying that it was out of stock and I would not get it for 30 days. I decided that this obviously was not going to work for me so I went online and canceled the order. About an hour later I received an email saying that my order could not be canceled because it had already entered the shipping process... but how if it was out of stock? I called and the woman said she canceled the order...I got an email saying it could not be canceled. Needless to say I attempted canceling it online and spoke to many phone reps and my order could not be canceled for some reason unknown. I ended up just ordering it from amazon where I received within 4 days and was actually able to start studying. It was not until about a month later that I finally got the book in the mail from B&N and boy was I glad I didnt wait for it, I immediately mailed it right back to them and the return process did not take long at all...maybe 2 weeks. I am not sure if I will ever shop with B&N online again, very discouraging. THE BOOK IS GREAT THOUGH =)
blb_06 More than 1 year ago
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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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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MCC More than 1 year ago
This book covers in detail all you need to know to do well in college courses and reviewing for the NCLEX.