Critical Care Nursing - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323057486, 9780323066181

Critical Care Nursing

6th Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Authors: Linda Urden Kathleen Stacy Mary Lough
eBook ISBN: 9780323066181
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 13th August 2009
Page Count: 1232
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Description

Adaptable to any nursing framework, this classic resource provides clear, comprehensive coverage of every aspect of critical care nursing practice. It’s organized in nine units around alterations in body systems, with a focus on evidence-based practice, collaborative management, and patient safety. The depth and scope of this textbook make it a long-lasting value that you will rely on throughout nursing school and well into clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Evidence-Based Practice: Collaborative and Evidence-Based Practice: Nursing boxes offer the latest evidence-based management guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care and highlight the importance of basing practice on strong evidence.
  • Collaborative Management boxes examine the interdependence of nursing and medical practice and demonstrate the importance of teamwork in the management of critical care patients.
  • Pharmacologic Management tables in each therapeutic management chapter provide a quick summary of drug names, recommended dosages, drug actions, and special considerations for the drugs most often used in critical care.
  • Nursing Diagnoses boxes in every disorders chapter list common diagnoses in priority order for each body system, encouraging critical thinking and effective decision-making.
  • Patient Safety Alerts highlight potential safety issues related to chapter content as identified by the Joint Commission.
  • UNIQUE! Data Collection boxes in assessment chapters outline all the information required for a complete patient assessment.
  • Patient Education boxes offer quick access to the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU.
  • Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) boxes list the important nursing actions for a variety of nursing interventions that are part of the therapeutic management of a critically ill patient.

Table of Contents

UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING

  1. Critical Care Nursing Practice
  2. Ethical Issues
  3. Legal Issues
  4. Genetics in Critical Care NEW!
  5. Patient and Family Education
  6. Psychosocial Alterations
  7. Sleep Alterations and Management
  8. Nutrition Alterations and Management
  9. Pain and Pain Management
  10. Sedation, Agitation, Delirium: Assessment and Management
  11. End-of-Life Issues
  12. UNIT II. SPECIAL POPULATIONS

  13. The Pediatric Patient in the Adult Critical Care Unit
  14. High-Risk and Critical Care in Obstetric Issues
  15. Gerontologic Alterations and Management
  16. Perianesthesia Management
  17. UNIT III. CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS

  18. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
  19. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment
  20. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
  21. Cardiovascular Disorders
  22. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
  23. UNIT IV. PULMONARY ALTERATIONS

  24. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  25. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment
  26. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures
  27. Pulmonary Disorders
  28. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
  29. UNIT V. NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS

  30. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology
  31. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
  32. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
  33. UNIT VI. RENAL ALTERATIONS

  34. Renal Anatomy and Physiology
  35. Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
  36. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
  37. UNIT VII. GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS

  38. Gastronintestinal Anatomy and Physiology
  39. Gastronintestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
  40. Gastronintestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
  41. UNIT VIII. ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS

  42. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology
  43. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
  44. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
  45. UNIT IX. MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS

  46. Trauma
  47. Shock
  48. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  49. Burns
  50. Organ Donation and Transplantation
  51. Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies

 

APPENDIX A: Nursing Management Plans of Care

APPENDIX B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care

Details

No. of pages:
1232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323066181

About the Author

Linda Urden

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Master’s, Healthcare Informatics and International Nursing Programs, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice and Simulation, University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Kathleen Stacy

Affiliations and Expertise

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice and Simulation, University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Mary Lough

Affiliations and Expertise

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stanford Health Care, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California