Introduction to Critical Care Nursing - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323088480, 9780323100403

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

6th Edition

Authors: Mary Lou Sole Deborah Klein Marthe Moseley
eBook ISBN: 9780323100403
eBook ISBN: 9780323294027
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th October 2012
Page Count: 768
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User-friendly and easy to understand, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition offers clear, concise coverage of essential critical care concepts, technology, and procedures. Completely updated, evidence-based content addresses the latest advances in high-acuity care and emphasizes patient safety and optimum patient outcomes. Plus, an abundance of active learning resources and realistic case studies enables you to apply your knowledge and strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills.

Key Features

  • Case studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life, patient-specific cases with lab results and accompanying questions to test your critical thinking skills.
  • Critical thinking questions in every chapter encourage you to apply the concepts presented throughout the chapter.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how research and evidence are used to address problems in patient care and their implications for nursing practice. Boxes include the AACN’s new system for Level of Evidence: A, B, C, D, E, and M.
  • Nursing care plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice.
  • Clinical Alerts promote patient safety and better clinical care by highlighting potential problems and concerns for a variety of settings.
  • Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care.
  • Pharmacology tables detail the actions/usage, indications, dosages/routes, side effects, and nursing implications of commonly used critical care drugs.

Table of Contents

PART I. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

  1. Overview of Critical Care Nursing
  2. Patient and Family Response to the Critical Care Experience 
  3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing
  4. End-of-Life Care in the Critical Care Unit
  5. PART II. TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL CARE NURSE

  6. Comfort and Sedation
  7. Nutritional Support
  8. Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management
  9. Hemodynamic Monitoring
  10. Ventilatory Assistance
  11. Rapid Response Teams and Code Management
  12. PART III. NURSING CARE DURING CRITICAL ILLNESS

  13. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  14. Cardiovascular Alterations
  15. Nervous System Alterations
  16. Acute Respiratory Failure
  17. Acute Kidney Injury
  18. Hematological and Immune Disorders
  19. Gastrointestinal Alterations
  20. Endocrine Alterations
  21. Trauma and Surgical Management
  22. Burns
  23. Solid Organ Transplantation NEW!

Details

No. of pages:
768
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323100403
eBook ISBN:
9780323294027

About the Author

Mary Lou Sole

Affiliations and Expertise

Interim Dean and Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida; Research Scientist, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida

Deborah Klein

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Coronary ICU and Heart Failure ICU, Cleveland Clinic; Clinical Instructor, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Marthe Moseley

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director Clinical Practice, Office of Nursing Services, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, Veterans Healthcare Administration, Washington, DC; Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah; Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas