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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323086783
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1824
  • Sales rank: 29,728
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 2.25 (d)

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

Glossary

Illustration Credits

Index

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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

    A reviewer

    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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