Medical-Surgical Nursing in Can - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

Edited by

  • Maureen Barry, RN, BScN, MScN, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, BScN, CNCC, MSc, Professor of Nursing, Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Donna Goodridge, RN, PhD, CHPNC(c)


  • Sharon Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Margaret 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
  • Shannon Dirksen, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; The 2nd edition of Canada's leading medical-surgical nursing text is now available! A team of outstanding Canadian editors and more than 50 contributors from across the country have collaborated to revise and update the entire text. This new edition of Lewis provides the most current Canadian content in a brand-new, student-friendly design. Four new chapters have been added to ensure coverage of key topics:  Chronic Illness, Genetics, Obesity, and Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management. This text delivers the most up-to-date Canadian research and statistics and reflects trends and issues in Canadian nursing practice today. Featuring a suite of unrivalled printed and electronic support material for students and instructors, Lewis clarifies difficult concepts in the classroom and provides the knowledge your students need to feel confident in practice. It is the clear choice of Canadian medical-surgical nursing texts.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-80-4

Table of Contents

Section One - Concepts in Nursing Practice

1 Nursing Practice in Canada

2 Chronic Illness - New Chapter

3 Culturally Competent Care

4 Health History and Physical Examination

5 Client and Family Teaching

6 Older Adults

7 Community-Based Nursing and Home Care

8 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

9 Stress and Stress Management

10 Pain

11 End-of-Life Care

12 Addictive Behaviours

Section Two - Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

13 Inflammation and Wound Healing

14 Genetics - New Chapter

15 Transplantation and Altered Immune Response

16 Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

17 Cancer

18 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

Section Three - Perioperative Care

19 Nursing Management: Preoperative Care

20 Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care

21 Nursing Management: Post-operative Care

Section Four - Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

22 Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems

23 Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems

24 Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System

25 Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems

26 Nursing Management: Burns

Section Five - Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

27 Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System

28 Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems

29 Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems

30 Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Section Six - Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

31 Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System

32 Nursing Management: Hematological Problems

Section Seven - Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

33 Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System

34 Nursing Management: Hypertension

35 Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

36 Nursing Management: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

37 Nursing Management: Arrhythmias

38 Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Valvular Heart Diseases

39 Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders

Section Eight - Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

40 Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System

41 Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems

42 Nursing Management - Obesity - New Chapter

43 Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems

44 Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems

45 Nursing Management: Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas Problems

Section Nine - Problems of Urinary Function

46 Nursing Assessment: Urinary System

47 Nursing Management: Renal and Urological Problems

48 Nursing Management: Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

Section Ten - Problems Related to Regulatory Mechanisms

49 Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System

50 Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus

51 Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems

52 Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System

53 Nursing Management: Breast Disorders

54 Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Infections

55 Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems

56 Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems

Section Eleven - Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

57 Nursing Assessment: Nervous System

58 Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems

59 Nursing Management: Stroke

60 Nursing Management: Chronic Neurological Problems

61 Nursing Management: Alzheimer’s Disease, Delerium and Dementia

62 Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems

63 Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System

64 Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery

65 Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems

66 Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

Section Twelve - Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

67 Nursing Management: Critical Care

68 Nursing Management: Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

69 Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

70 Nursing Management: Emergency Care Situations

71 Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management - New Chapter


A CPR and Basic Life Support

B Nursing Diagnoses

C Laboratory Values

D Answer Key to Review Questions