Manual of Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Interventions and Collaborative ManagementBy
- Marianne Baird
- Susan Bethel
It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. A concise format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes.
Hardbound, 1008 Pages
Published: November 2010
1. General Concepts in Caring for the Critically IllAcid-Base ImbalancesAlterations in ConsciousnessFluid and Electrolyte DisturbancesHemodynamic MonitoringMechanical VentilationNutritional SupportPainProlonged ImmobilitySedation and Neuromuscular BlockadeWound and Skin Care
2. Managing the Critical Care EnvironmentBioterrorismEmerging InfectionsEmotional and Spiritual Support of the Patient and Significant Others Ethical Considerations in Critical Care Patient Safety NEW!
3. Multisystem TraumaMajor Trauma Abdominal Trauma Acute Cardiac Tamponade Acute Spinal Cord Injury Burns Compartment Syndrome/Ischemic Myositis Drowning Pelvic Fractures Renal and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma Traumatic Brain Injury Thoracic Trauma
4. Respiratory DysfunctionsRespiratory Assessment: GeneralAcute Asthma ExacerbationAcute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Pneumonia Acute Respiratory FailurePneumothorax Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Pulmonary Hypertension
5. Cardiovascular DysfunctionsCardiovascular Assessment: GeneralHeart FailureAcute Coronary Syndromes/Coronary Artery ThrombolysisAcute Infective Endocarditis Acute Pericarditis Aortic Aneurysm/DissectionCardiogenic ShockCardiomyopathyDysrhythmias and Conduction DisturbancesHypertensive EmergenciesPeripheral Vascular Disease NEW!Valvular Heart Disease
6. Renal FailureRenal Assessment: GeneralAcute Renal Failure/Acute Kidney InjuryContinuous Renal Replacement Therapies NEW!
7. Neurologic DysfunctionsNeurologic Assessment: GeneralBrain DeathCerebral Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Care of the Patient after Intracranial Surgery Meningitis Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular DisordersStatus Epilepticus Stroke: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic
8. Endocrinologic DysfunctionsEndocrinologic Assessment: General Acute Adrenal Insufficiency (Adrenal Crisis)Diabetes InsipidusHyperglycemia, Ketoacidosis, and Hyperosmolar Syndrome NEW!Myxedema Coma Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm)
9. Gastrointestinal DysfunctionsGastrointestinal Assessment: GeneralAcute Gastrointestinal Bleeding Acute Pancreatitis Enterocutaneous Fistulas Hepatic Failure Peritonitis
10. Hematologic/Immunologic DysfunctionsHematologic Assessment: GeneralAnaphylactic Shock Profound Anemias/Hemolytic Crisis Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders
11. Multisystem StressorsAbdominal Hypertension and Compartment SyndromeDrug OverdoseHigh-Risk ObstetricsOncologic Emergencies NEW!Organ Transplantation NEW!Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Sepsis, Septic Shock, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)
Appendixes1. Heart and Breath Sounds 2. Glasgow Coma Scale3. Cranial Nerves: Assessment and Dysfunctions 4. Major Deep Tendon (Muscle-Stretch) Reflexes 5. Major Superficial (Cutaneous) Reflexes 6. Inotropic and Vasoactive Medication Infusions7. Sample Relaxation Technique8. Abbreviations Used in this Manual