Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

3rd Edition

A Guide for Application and Review

Author:

  • Sheila Melander
    • Print ISBN 9780721603445

    Key Features

    • Each chapter contains the case presentation, questions and answers, and references.
    • Each case study includes patient assessment and history of the disorder, laboratory observations and results, and pharmacological options for the patient.
    • Comprehensive discussion and evaluation of the critical thinking questions follow each case study.
    • Internet resources are included throughout the case studies to further the user's access to information on a variety of disorders.
    • Contains an all-inclusive glossary of key critical care abbreviations.

    Table of Contents

    UNIT I: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS
    1. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Thrombolytic Therapy in Myocardial Infarction
    2. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
    3. Cardiogenic Shock and Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
    4. Non-Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction
    5. Heart Failure
    6. Carotid Endarterectomy
    7. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    8. New! Cardiac Trauma and Cardiac Tamponade

    UNIT II: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS
    9. Pulmonary Embolism
    10. Pulmonary Contusion
    11. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Pneumonia
    12. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    UNIT III: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS
    13. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Aneurysm
    14. Head Trauma and Subdural Hematoma
    15. Epidural Hematoma

    UNIT IV: RENAL ALTERATIONS
    16. Acute Renal Failure
    17. Chronic Renal Failure and Renal Transplantation

    UNIT V: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS
    18. Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding
    19. Acute Pancreatitis
    20. Peritonitis
    21. Esophageal Varices

    UNIT VI: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS
    22. Adrenal Crisis
    23. Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone
    24. Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    UNIT VII: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS
    25. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    26. Sepsis/Septic Shock
    27. Burns
    28. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    29. Blunt Abdominal Trauma
    30. New! Hypertensive Crisis/Emergency
    31. New! Drug Overdose
    32. New! Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
    33. New! End of Life Issues

    Details

    No. of pages:
    528
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2004
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9780721603445