Monday, August 22nd, 2011

In September 2011 Elsevier Australia will release the much-anticipated third edition of Australia/New Zealand’s most highly regarded medical–surgical nursing textbook, Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing.

Authored by an impressive pedigree of leading academics and clinical experts, Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing 3rd Edition builds upon the wealth of high-calibre content that earned the bestselling previous editions such renown.

Nursing students around Australia and New Zealand are eager to get their hands on this latest edition, which is supported by a huge array of supplementary print and online resources for students and instructors alike.

The new edition of this essential nursing title has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent changes in clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. This local focus is strengthened by the latest research, data, policies, procedures and guidelines with an emphasis on current issues.

Medical-Surgical nursing forms the very foundation of the nursing degree. As the leading title in the field, this fully up-to-date resource is one that no nursing student will want to be without.

Ordered by body systems, with each section organised into two themes – Assessment and Management – Lewis’s MedicalSurgical Nursing 3rd Edition addresses myriad conditions including respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, cancer, gastrointestinal problems, renal and urological problems, reproductive problems, movement and coordination and emergency care.

The text is underpinned by evidence-based research, with an emphasis on the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease. Case studies, multiple choice questions, learning boxes, nursing plans and extensive references are just some of the numerous features included to enhance learning.

The ultimate learning package for medicalsurgical nursing students
Lewis’s MedicalSurgical Nursing 3rd Edition is accompanied by an impressive suite of resources and can be purchased as a package or by itself.

Companion publications include the ANZ-specific Lewis MedicalSurgical Simulation Learning System by Wotton and Neil. This unique online offering features a comprehensive set of scenario-based resources to assist nursing schools integrating simulation into their curriculum.

Clinical Companion MedicalSurgical Nursing 2nd Edition by McKenzie and Porter is a fully revised quick reference guide for medical–surgical nursing students to carry with them on clinical placements.

Elsevier’s Evolve platform also features a test bank, image banks and PowerPoint slides.

For more information or to purchase your copy of Lewis’s MedicalSurgical Nursing 3rd Edition, visit

About the authors

Di Brown RN, PhD, MCN, AFCHSM, Di is the Practice Improvement Coordinator at Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Bali. She is also a volunteer with Australian Volunteers International; Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
Helen Edwards RN, PhD, FRCNA, Helen is Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, as well as Program Leader, Wound Management Innovation CRC at the Queensland University of Technology, QLD.

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