Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 10

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 10

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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume / Edition 10

Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all — a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

• Highly readable format
offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing.
Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings.
Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.
UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
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.
Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care.
Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients.
Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues.
Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders.

• NEW! Interprofessional Care tables
emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders.
NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team.
NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data.
NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader.
NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management.
NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323328524
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1776
Sales rank: 20,249
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.20(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. Stress and Stress Management 7. Sleep and Sleep Disorders 8. Pain 9. Palliative Care at End of Life 10. Substance Use Disorders

Section Two - Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

11. Inflammation and Wound Healing 12. Genetics and Genomics 13. Altered Immune Responses and Transplantation 14. Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 15. Cancer 16. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

Section Three - Perioperative Care

17. Preoperative Care 18. Intraoperative Care 19. Postoperative Care Section Four - Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

20. Assessment of Visual and Auditory Systems 21. Visual and Auditory Problems 22. Assessment of Integumentary System 23. Integumentary Problems 24. Burns

Section Five - Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

25. Assessment of Respiratory System 26. Upper Respiratory Problems 27. Lower Respiratory Problems 28. Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Section Six - Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

29. Assessment of Hematologic System 30. Hematologic Problems Section Seven - Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

31. Assessment of Cardiovascular System 32. Hypertension 33. Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome 34. Heart Failure 35. Dysrhythmias 36. Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders 37. Vascular Disorders

Section Eight - Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

38. Assessment of Gastrointestinal System 39. Nutritional Problems 40. Obesity 41. Upper Gastrointestinal Problems 42. Lower Gastrointestinal Problems 43. Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems

Section Nine - Problems of Urinary Function

44. Assessment of Urinary System 45. Renal and Urologic Problems 46. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Section Ten - Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

47. Assessment of Endocrine System 48. Diabetes Mellitus 49. Endocrine Problems 50. Assessment of Reproductive System 51. Breast Disorders 52. Sexually Transmitted Infections 53. Female Reproductive and Genital Problems 54. Male Reproductive and Genital Problems

Section Eleven - Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

55. Assessment of Nervous System 56. Acute Intracranial Problems 57. Stroke 58. Chronic Neurologic Problems 59. Dementia and Delirium 60. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems 61. Assessment of Musculoskeletal System 62. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery 63. Musculoskeletal Problems 64. Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

Section Twelve - Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

65. Critical Care 66. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 67. Acute Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 68. Emergency and Disaster Nursing

Appendix A - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Appendix B - Nursing Diagnoses Appendix C - Laboratory Reference Intervals

Glossary Index

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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.