Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition is a comprehensive textbook that covers the foundational aspects of medical-surgical nursing care. It offers a conversational writing style, emphasizes nursing concepts and clinical trends, and includes strong evidence-based content with an essential pathophysiology review.
One of the unique features of the book is its focus on interprofessional care and the role of each provider in managing disorders. The book also provides extensive drug therapy information and diagnostic studies tables to give readers a complete picture of care.
The book includes many helpful boxes and tables to help readers easily locate essential information. The Check Your Practice boxes challenge readers to think critically and interact with patient data, while the Informatics in Practice boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings. Evidence-based practice boxes help readers understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care, and Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.
Separate chapters on Genetics and Gerontology are included, as well as coverage of ethical and legal dilemmas, pathophysiology, and complementary and alternative therapies. The nursing management is presented in a consistent and comprehensive format, addressing the unique approaches to nursing care.
The book also features over 60 nursing care plans that clearly show the linkages among NIC, NOC, and nursing diagnoses, and applies them to nursing practice. Over 800 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
Overall, Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition provides a conceptual approach to nursing care in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, making it a valuable resource for nursing students and practicing nurses.