i came across this website while surfing the net for answer to my med surge problem.. I am a junior and will be starting clinical this Friday, could anyone please advise me on the best book or site for med surge and peds. Thank you in advance for your help.:spin:
Jan 16, '07
Have your professors recommended any books? We use Medical-Surgical Nursing by Lewis, Heitkemper, and Dirksen (published by Mosby). It is about 3 inches thick and full of information. It offers some care plans
as well. To supplement this, buy an NCLEX study book and review the questions related to each topic as you go through them in your med-surg classes. I'm not sure if you have written a lot of care plans yet, but you will also want a book to hel pyou with that. I have Nursing Diagnosis Handbook
(A guide to Planning Care) by Ackley and Ladwig also published by Mosby. Hope that helps!
Jan 17, '07
Welcome. I would think your textbooks would suffice. You'll probably be too busy to do much more.
Check out our student forums here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f196/
Good luck. Welcome to Allnurses!