Manual of Critical Care Nursing - 6th Edition

Manual of Critical Care Nursing

6th Edition

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management

Authors: Marianne Baird Susan Bethel
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

1. General Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill

Acid-Base Imbalances

Alterations in Consciousness

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Mechanical Ventilation

Nutritional Support

Pain

Prolonged Immobility

Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade

Wound and Skin Care

2. Managing the Critical Care Environment

Bioterrorism

Emerging Infections

Emotional and Spiritual Support of the Patient and Significant Others

Ethical Considerations in Critical Care

Patient Safety  NEW!

3. Multisystem Trauma

Major Trauma

Abdominal Trauma

Acute Cardiac Tamponade

Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Burns

Compartment Syndrome/Ischemic Myositis

Drowning

Pelvic Fractures

Renal and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma

Traumatic Brain Injury

Thoracic Trauma

4. Respiratory Dysfunctions

Respiratory Assessment: General

Acute Asthma Exacerbation

Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Pneumonia

Acute Respiratory Failure

Pneumothorax

Pulmonary Embolus (PE)

Pulmonary Hypertension

5. Cardiovascular Dysfunctions

Cardiovascular Assessment: General

Heart Failure

Acute Coronary Syndromes/Coronary Artery Thrombolysis

Acute Infective Endocarditis

Acute Pericarditis

Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiomyopathy

Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances

Hypertensive Emergencies

Peripheral Vascular Disease  NEW!


Description

It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. A concise format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes.

Key Features

  • Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units.
  • Chapter outlines provide easy access to disorders.
  • A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus.
  • Unique! Gerontology icon highlights considerations relating to the care of older adults.
  • Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care.
  • Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses increase familiarity with NANDA terminology.
  • Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323065924
eBook ISBN:
9780323168465
eBook ISBN:
9780323183277

About the Authors

Marianne Baird Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care; Magnet Program Coordinator, Center for Nursing Excellence, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Susan Bethel Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Clinical Programs & Research, Greenville Hospital Systems, University Medical Center, Greenville, SC