Critical Care Skills

2nd Edition

A Clinical Handbook

Authors:

  • Barbara Mims
  • Kathleen Toto
  • Laura Luecke
  • Mary Roberts
  • Jackie Wilmouth
  • Tracy Tyner
    • Print ISBN 9780721600857

    Key Features

    • Pearls are technical tips for the user to apply to each procedure from an advanced, experienced point of view.
    • Note call-outs provide a wide array of information relative to each procedure and its value, purpose, and equipment used.
    • Caution call-outs alert the user to sensitive issues and possible adverse effects of a procedure.
    • The Cardiovascular section of the book contains 60 illustrations of waveforms and ECGs.
    • Each of the eight sections of the book contain multiple detailed illustrations of equipment and step-by-step procedures

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Pulmonary
    1: Chest Tubes
    2: Endotracheal Tube
    3: Mechanical Ventilation
    4: Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ventilated Patient
    5: Noninvasive Ventilation *
    6: Oropharyngeal Airway
    7: Oxygen Delivery Devices
    8: Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
    9: Pulse Oximetry
    10: Tracheostomy Care
    Part II: Cardiovascular
    11: Arterial Pressure Monitoring
    12: Cardiac Monitoring
    13: Cardiac Output (Bolus Thermodilution Method)
    14: Central Venous Catheter
    15: Defibrillation and Synchronized Cardioversion
    16: Doppler
    17: Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation
    18: Fluid Filled Monitoring Systems
    19: Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
    20: Continuous Cardiac Output and Svo2 Monitoring
    21: ST Segment Monitoring *
    22: Temporary Epicardial Pacing
    23: Temporary Transvenous Pacing
    24: Transcutaneous Pacing
    Part III: Intravenous Therapy
    25: Administration of Blood and Blood Components
    26: Administration of Albumin/Plasma Protein Fraction
    27: Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Drug Infusions
    28: Nursing Management of Intravenous Catheters
    29: Intravenous Push Medication Administration
    30: Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
    Part IV: Gastrointestinal
    31: Enteral Nutrition
    32: Nasogastric Tube
    33: Small-Bore Feeding Tube
    Part V: Musculoskeletal
    34: Cervical Immobilization
    35: Skeletal Traction
    Part VI: Wound Management
    36: Burn Wound Management
    37: Escharotomy/Fasciotomy
    38: Wound Drainage Systems
    Part VII: Special Procedures
    39: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
    40: Epidural Analgesia
    41: Intra-abdominal Pressure Monitoring *
    42: Intracerebral Oxygen Saturation Monitoring *
    43: Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
    Part VIII: Specimen Collection
    44: Culture Specimen Collection
    45: Obtaining an Arterial Blood Gas Specimen: Radial Artery and Dorsalis Pedis Artery Puncture
    46: Obtaining Blood for Type and Crossmatch
    Appendix A Laborator

    Details

    No. of pages:
    800
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2004
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9780721600857

    About the authors

    Barbara Mims

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Coordinator, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Director, Barbara Clark Mims Associates, Lewisville, TX

    Kathleen Toto

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Coordinator, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

    Laura Luecke

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Instructor, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

    Mary Roberts

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Instructor, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

    Jackie Wilmouth

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Instructor, Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

    Tracy Tyner

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Instructor, Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX