A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care - Updated Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702076541, 9780702076558

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care - Updated Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Sharon Edwards Joyce Williams
Paperback ISBN: 9780702076541
eBook ISBN: 9780702076558
eBook ISBN: 9780702076565
eBook ISBN: 9780702076572
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st May 2019
Page Count: 612
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Table of Contents

Section 1 - General principles of critical care

1.1: Introduction to critical care nursing

1.2:    Health and Safety

1.3: Emergencies and life-threatening conditions

1.4:    Life threatening complications/ outcomes

Section 2 - Patient assessment and investigations

2.1: Identification of patient needs/problems

2.2: Assessment

2.3: Haemodynamic monitoring

2.4: Diagnostic procedures

Section 3 - Critical care interventions

3.1:  Medium-technology life-support interventions

3.2:  High-technology life-support interventions

3.3: Caring for a critical care patient

3.4: Intubation and ventilation

3.5: Transfer of critical care patients

Section 4 - Common conditions/reasons for admission

4.1: Physiological processes common to all medical and surgical conditions 

4.2: Neurological

4.3: Endocrine disorders

4.4: Respiratory

4.5: Cardiovascular

4.6: Renal

4.7: Gastrointestinal (GIT)

4.8: Immunological

4.9: Burns

4.10: Poisoning/overdose

 

Section 5 - Psychological and ethical care

5.1: Mental effects of critical care

5.2: Death and dying in critical care

5.3: Professional practice issues

Section 6 - Pharmacology

6.1:  Medication management

6.2:     Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

6.3:  Classification of drugs used in critical care

6.4: Drug calculations

6.5: Nurse prescribing

 

References

Further Reading

Appendix 1 Units of measurement

Appendix 2 Normal values

Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculations

Glossary

Index


Details

No. of pages:
612
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2019
Published:
21st May 2019
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780702076541
eBook ISBN:
9780702076558
eBook ISBN:
9780702076565
eBook ISBN:
9780702076572

About the Authors

Sharon Edwards

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK

Joyce Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK