Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition


Prepare for success in the classroom! Corresponding to the chapters in the 9th edition of Lewis' market-leading Medical-Surgical Nursing, this study guide offers a complete review of content and a wide range of activities to help you understand key nursing concepts. Alternate item format questions reflect the most current NCLEX test plan. To make studying easier, answers for all exercises are included in the back of the book.

  • A wide variety of clinically relevant exercises and activities includes NCLEX examination-style multiple-choice questions, prioritization and delegation questions, case studies, fill-in-the-blank questions, anatomy and physiology review, clinical decision-making activities, and more.
  • Answers to all questions are included in the back of the book, so you get immediate feedback as you study.
  • Additional alternate item format questions incorporating prioritization and delegation are included to better prepare you for the most current NCLEX exam.
  • New review activities are provided for the textbook's new chapter on sleep and sleep disorders.
  • Attractive two-color design ties the study guide to the textbook.


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. Substance Abuse       

Section Two – Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease      12. Inflammation and Wound Healing        13. Genetics and Genomics 14. Altered Immune Responses and Transplantation 15. Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 16. Cancer          17. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances    

Section Three – Perioperative Care 18. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care     19. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care      20. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care        Section Four – Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input 21. Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems    22. Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems   23. Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System    24. Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems     25. Nursing Management: Burns      

Section Five – Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation 26. Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System       27. Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems    28. Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems     29. Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases   

Section Six – Problems of Oxygenation: Transport 30. Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System       31. Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems   

Section Seven – Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion 32. Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System      33. Nursing Management: Hypertension 34. Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome 35. Nursing Management: Heart Failure       36. Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias      37. Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders  38. Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders     

Section Eight – Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination 39. Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System    40. Nursing Management: Nutritional Probl

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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