Critical Care Nursing - 6th Edition

Critical Care Nursing

6th Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Authors: Linda Urden Kathleen Stacy Mary Lough
Imprint: Mosby

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 ALT


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.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323066181
eBook ISBN:
9780323136976

About the Authors

Linda Urden Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Kathleen Stacy Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

Mary Lough Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA