Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 9th Edition

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, together with the timely and thoroughly accurate content that educators have come to consider. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in more than a few clinical settings and makes a speciality of 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 toughen key content at the same time as 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 all over each assessment chapter can 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 more than a few disorders and can 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 remember how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
  • NEW! Expanded Safety Alerts all over 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 high blood pressure 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 all over.



















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