Manual of Pediatric Critical Care

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780815142300

Key Features

Authored by an international expert in pediatric critical care who has incorporated the most up to-date policies, practices, and procedures into the text. Provides manageable summaries so that clinical information needed in PICU's can be quickly referenced. Contains more than 300 illustrations, tables, and boxes to aid in quick referencing of essential critical care information. Provides anatomy and physiology reviews to ensure complete understanding. Contains up-to-date information on nursing interventions that aids in the formulation of appropriate policy and accurate decision-making. Has many updated drug tables for the most current pharmacotherapy interventions. Includes content on psychosocial issues, family needs, and PICU instrumentation to prepare the nurse for the realities of working in a pediatric critical care unit. Features a chapter on burns to assist the pediatric critical care nurse in the care of a child with severe burns. Suggested resource lists provide a practical reference supplement for more detailed conditions.

Table of Contents

Children Are Different · Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Critical Care · Analgesia, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade in Pediatric Critical Care · The Dying Child in the Intensive Care Unit · Cardiovascular Disorders · Pulmonary Disorders · Chest X-Ray Interpretation · Neurologic Disorders · Renal Disorders · Gastrointestinal Disorders · Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies Requiring Critical Care · Pediatric Trauma · Care of the Child with Burns


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About the author

Mary Fran Hazinski

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Clinical Assistant Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, Tennessee