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Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-6169-4


  • 1. Review of Hemodynamics

    2. Shock Trauma

    a. Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock

    b. Cardiogenic Shock

    c. Hypovolemic Shock

    d. Neurogenic Shock

    e. Septic Shock

    3. Trauma and Emergency Care

    a. Rapid Sequence Intubation

    b. Increased Intracranial Pressure

    c. Traumatic Brain Injury

    d. Acute Hemmorrhage/Penetrating Trauma

    e. Cardiac Tamponade

    f. Hypothermia

    g. Near Drowning

    h. Overdose

    i. Disaster Preparedness

    4. Cardiovascular System

    a. Angina

    b. Acute Coronary Syndrome

    c. Heart Failure

    5. Respiratory System

    a. Non-invasive Ventilation

    b. Mechanical Ventilation

    c. Pulmonary Embolus

    d. Acute Respiratory Distress

    6. Nervous System

    a. Seizure

    b. Status Epilepticus

    c. Meningitis

    d. Spinal Cord Injuries

    e. Spinal Cord Compression

    7. Gastrointestinal System

    a. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    b. Bowel Obstruction

    c. Pancreatitis

    d. Liver Failure

    8. Renal System

    a. Acute Tubular Necrosis

    b. Chronic Renal Failure

    c. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

    9. Endocrine System

    a. Hyperglycemia

    b. Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

    c. Diabetes Insipidus

    d. Cerebral Salt Wasting

    10. Hematolgic System

    a. Thrombocytopenia

    b. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    11. Integumentary System

    a. Burns

    b. Necrotizing Fascitis

    12. Multisystem

    a. Code Management (New ACLS Guidelines; Rapid Response Teams)

    b. Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome


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