ISBN: 9780323086783
Page Count: 1824
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Medical-Surgical Nursing, 9th Edition

by Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN and Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD
ISBN: 9780323086783
Page Count: 1824
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $164.00
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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.
  • 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


    Illustration Credits


  • Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
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