Critical Care Nursing Secrets - 2nd Edition

Critical Care Nursing Secrets

2nd Edition

Authors: Hildy Schell Kathleen Puntillo
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

I. Cardiovascular

1. Cardiac Assessment

2. Basic Cardiac Monitoring

3. Arrhythmias

4. Temporary Pacing

5. Blood Pressure Monitoring: Invasive and Noninvasive

6. Hemodynamic Monitoring

7. Cardiac Output Monitoring

8. Acute Coronary Syndromes

9. Heart Failure NEW!!

10. Pulmonary Hypertension

11. Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection NEW!

12. Postoperative Management of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

13. Heart and Lung Transplantation

14. Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Therapy

15. Ventricular Assist Devices

16. Defibrillation and Cardioversion

17. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

18. Vasoactive Medications

19. Central Venous Catheters

II. Tissue Oxygenation and Acid-Base

20. Shock

21. Sv02, Scv02 and AvD02 Monitoring

22. Intra-abdominal Compartment Syndrome

23. Acid-Base Disorders and ABG Interpretation

III. Respiratory

24. Respiratory Assessment

25. Airway Management

26. Acute Respiratory Failure

27. Status Asthmaticus

28. Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

29. Pulse Oximetry and Capnography

30. Oxygen Delivery Systems

31. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

32. Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Tube Management

33. Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

34. Suctioning

35. Positioning for Optimal Pulmonary Function

36. Chest Tube Management

37. Extracorporeal Life Support and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

IV. Infection Control, Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

38. Fever

39. Sepsis and Systemic Inflammatory Response (SIRS)

40. Infection Control

41. Infectious Disease and Antibiotics

42. Oncologic Em


Part of the Nursing Secrets Series®, Critical Care Nursing Secrets is designed to be helpful for both new and experienced critical care nurses. New graduates, novice nurses, or those nurses returning to work in the field will find the book especially helpful in learning the "pearls" or "secrets" of practice. Written in a question-and-answer format, each of the 79 chapters has helpful features such as key points and Internet resources.

Key Features

  • Written by experts in the field.
  • Question-and-answer format for concise reading.
  • Designed for both the experienced and new nurse.
  • Top secrets listed in the front of book give readers the top 50 key points they should know about critical care nursing.
  • Key Points boxes in each chapter outlines important points to the reader.
  • Internet Resources boxes offer readers additional information via the web.
  • Effective two-color design allows reader to easily find answers.


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About the Authors

Hildy Schell Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care, Department of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Kathleen Puntillo Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Nursing, Director, Critical Care/Trauma Graduate Program, Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA