Mosby

Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Critical Care

Precise, yet comprehensive, this portable guide provides rapid access to vital nursing information for the acute care management of patients in the critical care setting. Key topics include disorders, treatment, assessment, procedures, monitoring, drug therapy, lab values, scoring tools and helpful formulas. It fits easily into your scrub pocket with 10 tabbed sections and a convenient spiral binding that allows it to lie flat on any given page. Whether you use it as a clinical resource, a study tool, or a quick refresher, this full-color resource offers quick access to just the right amount of practical, must-know critical care nursing information.

Spiral Bound, 216 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07406-3

Contents

  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

    Steps of EBP

    Guide to Develop PICOT Questions

    Cardiac

    Cardiac Auscultatory Sites

    Auscultation of the Heart

    Blood Pressure

    Pulse Pressure

    Pulse

    Edema

    Defibrillation vs. Cardioversion

    Intraaortic Balloon Pump

    Pacemaker

    Cerebral Spinal Fluid Pressure Monitoring and Drainage in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Effect of Cardiovascular Drugs on Hemodynamics

    ECG

    ECG Paper

    Electrocardiograph Lead Placement

    ECG

    Lead Uses

    Monitoring Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction

    Determining ST Segment Deviation

    Components of Normal Electrocardiogram

    Electrolyte Imbalances and ECG Characteristics

    Rhythm Strip Interpretation

    Dysrhythmias

    Wellen's Syndrome

    Wide QRS Tachycardia

    Differentiating Bundle Branch Block

    ECG Changes with Myocardial Infarctions

    Emergency Cardiac Drugs

    Hemodynamic Monitoring

    Pulmonary Artery

    SvO2 Monitoring

    Troubleshooting Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Lines

    Radial Arterial Line

    Pulmonary

    Assessment

    Chest Radiograph

    Therapies

    Weaning and Extubation

    Neurologic

    Assessment

    Therapies

    Neuromuscular Blockade

    Intracranial Hypertension

    GI/GU/ENDO

    Topography of Abdomen

    Assessment

    Renal Conditions

    Endocrine Conditions

    Therapies

    Pediatrics

    Assessment

    Equipment and Procedure

    Emergency Drugs

    Age Specific Preparation of Children for Procedures

    Obstetrics

    MODS

    Pregnancy

    Labor

    Newborn

    Facts: Guides, Labs and Tools

    Guide to Assessing Cultural Preferences

    Guide to Assessing Pain

    Tools for Pain Assessment

    Guide to Assess Presence of SIRS, Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    Tool for Quantifying Organ Dysfunction

    Laboratory Values

    Tools to Calculate Drug Dosages

    Nomogram to Determine BSA

    Physiologic Formulas

    Tools to Estimate % BSA Burn

    National Safety Patient Goals 2010 - The Joint Commission

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