best med-surg textbook?

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    hi, i'm not exactly new here but i've not really posted or joined discussions yet. anyway, i have a question--what's the best med-surg text to use, and why? i've not bought one for myself bec here in the philippines, nursing books are always out of stock and i don't want to grab just any med-surg that's avail. sometimes i buy thru amazon. hope to hear from someone!
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    I can't compare it to other books, but the one we use is
    Medical-Surgical Nursing by Ignatavicius and Workman

    You may get some more ideas by searching med surg texts on Amazon and looking at the reviews. I always look for books that have a number of good reviews (one review doesn't necessarily mean it's a great book even if it's 5 stars).
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    We use Medical-Surgical Nursing by Black & Hawks



    http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/pro...sbn=0721602215
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    we use medical-surgical nursing: critical thinking in client care by priscilla lemone & karen burke. another good supplement is medical-surgical nursing reviews & rationales by mary ann hogan & tomas madayag
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    Quote from mitchsmom
    I can't compare it to other books, but the one we use is
    Medical-Surgical Nursing by Ignatavicius and Workman

    You may get some more ideas by searching med surg texts on Amazon and looking at the reviews. I always look for books that have a number of good reviews (one review doesn't necessarily mean it's a great book even if it's 5 stars).
    I have these - Vol. 1 & 2 - and they are all you will ever need!!! (well - almost)

    Randy
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    The Iggy book is used a lot, but Burrell may be the reference standard.
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    I've got Lewis et al, which is required by our class. I also have Smeltzer/Bare, which WAS required and I purchased it, then they switched texts this semester. You wanna buy it? :chuckle
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    Here at the College of the Bahamas we use "Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing" by Suzanne C. Smeltzer and Brenda G. Bare. The text seems to be very straght forward and it also comes with a companion study guide by Mary Jo Boyer. The book's publisher is "Lippincott"
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    thanks for your replies-- i have seen iggy before, i was so surprised how thiiiicckkk it was. i guess, i'll try looking aroudn here for those books if they're available.
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    yes, the iggy book is like 2000 pages (and heavy) if you get the single volume, as someone else said you can also get it broken up into volumes I and II if you prefer.
    I'm pretty sure I got mine from Amazon.


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