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Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

A Guide for Application and Review

Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing contains detailed and up-to-date case studies on critical care conditions with accompanying questions and answers for applied learning of the practice of critical care nursing. The organization of the book has been changed to mirror that of Thelan's Critical Care Nursing, 4th Edition; the chapters in this 3rd edition are grouped according to body systems. This book allows the reader to hone vital skills necessary in a critical care environment, such as assessment, critical thinking, decision-making, and judgment. Additionally, this text provides an excellent resource to those practitioners who want to update themselves on current critical care practice prior to taking the CCRN examination.

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: February 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0344-5

Contents

  • UNIT I: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS
    1. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Thrombolytic Therapy in Myocardial Infarction
    2. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
    3. Cardiogenic Shock and Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
    4. Non-Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction
    5. Heart Failure
    6. Carotid Endarterectomy
    7. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    8. New! Cardiac Trauma and Cardiac Tamponade

    UNIT II: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS
    9. Pulmonary Embolism
    10. Pulmonary Contusion
    11. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Pneumonia
    12. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    UNIT III: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS
    13. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Aneurysm
    14. Head Trauma and Subdural Hematoma
    15. Epidural Hematoma

    UNIT IV: RENAL ALTERATIONS
    16. Acute Renal Failure
    17. Chronic Renal Failure and Renal Transplantation

    UNIT V: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS
    18. Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding
    19. Acute Pancreatitis
    20. Peritonitis
    21. Esophageal Varices

    UNIT VI: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS
    22. Adrenal Crisis
    23. Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone
    24. Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    UNIT VII: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS
    25. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    26. Sepsis/Septic Shock
    27. Burns
    28. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    29. Blunt Abdominal Trauma
    30. New! Hypertensive Crisis/Emergency
    31. New! Drug Overdose
    32. New! Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
    33. New! End of Life Issues

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