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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition is the perfect companion to any critical care course with its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this evidence-based resource helps you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Updated content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management to fully prepare you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing.

Paperback, 672 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07461-2

Reviews

  • "This text covers theory, practical skills and knowledge of critical care nursing. It is written by experts in the field of critical care nursing and the content has also been reviewed by academic and clinical experts. There are nine units, which cover foundations in critical care nursing and itscommon problems as well as the major body system alterations of the critical care patient. These units are evidence based and appropriately referenced. Also included are two appendices, with one being nursing management plans of care and the other physiological formulas for critical care that are a useful reference aid. There is an index for ease of finding topics of interest. The text is reader friendly, presented in a logical manner and accessible with illustrations and tables...This book would be useful for nurses and other allied health professionals who are new to the critical care environment or student nurse on placement in a critical care environment."

    Nursing Times, January 2013


Contents

  • UNIT ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE

    1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

    2. Ethical and Legal Issues

    3. Patient and Family Education

    UNIT TWO: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE

    4. Psychosocial Alterations

    5. Sleep Alterations

    6. Nutritional Alterations

    7. Gerontological Alterations

    8. Pain and Pain Management

    9. Sedation, Delirium, and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Assessment and Management

    10. End-of-Life Care

    UNIT THREE: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS

    11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    12. Cardiovascular Disorders

    13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

    UNIT FOUR: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS

    14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    15. Pulmonary Disorders

    16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

    UNIT FIVE: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS

    17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    18. Neurological Disorders and Therapeutic Management

    UNIT SIX: RENAL ALTERATIONS

    19. Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    20. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

    UNIT SEVEN: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS

    21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

    UNIT EIGHT: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS

    23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

    24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

    UNIT NINE: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS

    25. Trauma

    26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies

    APPENDIXES

    A. Nursing Management Plans of Care

    B. Physiological Formulas for Critical Care

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