Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

By

  • Linda Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Kathleen Stacy, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Mary Lough, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09190-9

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




Table of 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