Medical-Surgical Nursing (Single Volume): Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING (LEWIS))
Medical-Surgical Nursing (Single Volume): Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING (LEWIS))

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The bestselling Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition provides a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to nursing care. It covers patient care in various clinical settings by employing a unique levels of care approach, discussing nursing implementation at multiple levels. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, nutrition, drug therapy, cultural and ethnic disparities, and more.

  • Identifies and discusses all levels of nursing management, including Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care, to prepare the nurse to effectively intervene at various stages of illness.
  • Online podcasts feature audio key points summaries for each chapter highlighting important information.
  • Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients.
  • Attractive four-color design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations enhance learning by presenting disease processes and related anatomy and physiology more clearly.
  • About 55 thoroughly updated, comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and more.

  • New chapters on Health Disparities, Stress and Stress Management, Infection and HIV, and Nursing Management: Obesity provide a more comprehensive look at the world of medical-surgical nursing.
  • Electronic Resource Summary at chapter openers alert students to additional electronic resources available on companion CD and Evolve.
  • Gender Differences boxes summarize how women and men are affected differently by medical conditions.
  • Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.
  • A glossary of key terms and definitions contains definitions and page references.
  • NCLEX examination style review questions in each chapter include a focus on prioritization of patient care.
  • All nursing care plans now incorporate NIC and NOC.
    Companion CD:
  • More than 50 interactive case studies with realistic, 3-D animations to help you visualize disease processes from the inside out
  • A unique Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students with strategies for managing your (and your patients') stress
  • A collection of Multimedia Supplements with audio and video clips, plus additional animations
  • 375 NCLEX? examination-style review questions

Customer Reviews:

  • Poorly written
    This and other textbooks put out by Lewis and Mosby are combersome, wordy, unorganized, and unprofessionally written. I have been subjected to two other texts written by this author. I am a self learner and have read many texts. Some are good and some are bad. This one is in the bad category. ...more info
  • Very helpful resource
    I utilize this book more than any other textbook required for my program. It is a great resource for careplanning, understanding the ramifications of procedures, and supplemental reading for particularly challenging subjects. As a nursing student in a baccalaureate program, I am inundated with complex and intricate explanations for disease processes. When I need a straight forward, simple answer, this is where I go. A great starting point!...more info
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Item was new, still in wrap. Arrived sooner than expected. I am very satisfied with purchase....more info
  • Save your back... get the two-book version
    This same book is available in a two-book set. I highly recommend the split version so you don't have to carry one, huge, heavy book around all semester!...more info
  • Transaction was great!
    The whole transaction was quick and shipping was within a week. The product was as described, couldn't be happier....more info
  • Poorly prepared textbook...
    I have just started reading this book (7th edition) for class and came across an error that really surprised me on page 536: "Acute viral rhinitis (common cold or acute coryza) is caused by an adenovirus that invades the upper respiratory tract and often accompanies an upper respiratory infection (URI)." No mention is made of any other viruses that cause the common cold. Indeed, there are more than 200 known causes of acute viral rhinitis with the most prevalent being: rhinovirus, coronavirus, respiratory synctial virus, adenovirus, parainfluenza, influenza, enterovirus, metapneumovirus, and other unknown viruses (source: Lancet). I am thinking the authors wanted to highlight the fact that adenoviruses are more likely than some other viruses (e.g., rhinovirus) to lead to complications, but failed to do so before the book was printed and/or a writer that knew nothing about microbiogy just slapped down adenovirus related to the common cold (the most frequent manifestation of the adenovirus is the common cold --but it is not the most frequent virus causing the common cold).

    I can't help but wonder what other errors I am going to discover as I continue to read this book --and what errors I won't recognize.

    Additionally, as another critic mentioned, the pages are terribly thin.

    Overall, I am giving this book a one as I think substantial errors should not be in a textbook, especially one that is in the 7th edition. ...more info
  • excellent
    Book was exactly as described and arrived on time in good pakaging and in suberb condition. I would defenately purchase from amazon in the future....more info
  • Great
    I am very happy with this book. I know students that got the two volumes and they are happy, too. The information in the 7th edition is presented clearly. There are tables for everything...medications, diagnosis, illnesses, etc. Farely easy to read. Can't go wrong with it. I, also, purchased the companion, it is good for looking up things quickly and doing patho. I am now getting the study guide, as are many of my classmates. I have made the investment to do well in nursing school and this book was worth it....more info
  • wonderful!
    The book and seller are both amazing. Shipped in reasonable time and got here rather quickly. Condition of book was perfect, no compliants at all. Thank you....more info
  • Medical -Surgical Nursing assessment and management of clinical problems, Lewis
    This is a great book that is very useful for the begining RN student. It explains everything in detail and shows how things are done. Very useful for quick facts about the diseases and their processes. GREAT BUY!!!...more info
  • Great Medsurg Book
    I am giving this book four stars only because the pages are thin and the material is somewhat boring to read. I heard from most people that Iggy is better. Anyway, Lewis is a very good book but it is dry and blah. Also whenever I highlight the pages, the highlighter would bleed through. I paid almost a $100 for this but it looked cheaply made. ...more info
  • Med Surge Nursing Review
    I have no problems with this book. It was a must have because it was the book required for my nursing class. ...more info
  • Med Surge Nursing Review
    This book is a required text for my nursing class. This one was in excellent condition. it is easy to use and understand....more info
  • great book
    The book is very detailed and sometimes repeats the information which helps to remember stuff. It came fast just as I requested choosing faster shipping. Thank you....more info
  • Good book for nursing school
    Great book for nursing school. Amazon kept me posted on shipping dates & delivery dates. No problems, recieved the item in a timely manner....more info


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