Key Features

  • Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field.
  • Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients.
  • Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way.
  • Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis.
  • An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease.
  • Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

1. Cerebrovascular Accidents: Brain Attack
2. Structural Abnormalities
3. Peripheral Neuropathies
4. Neurologic Trauma
5. Central Nervous System Disorders
6. Seizure Disorders
7. Dementia

UNIT II: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS

8. Cardiovascular Assessment
9. Hypertension
10. Coronary Artery Disease
11. Angina/Myocardial Infarction
12. Adjunct Equipment/Devices
13. Peripheral Vascular Disease
14. Inflammatory Cardiac Diseases
15. Congestive Heart Failure
16. Valvular Disease
17. Cardiomyopathy
18. Ectopy and Dysrhythmia Emergencies

UNIT III: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY DISORDERS

19. Diagnostic Concepts of Oxygenation and Ventilation
20. Measures of Oxygenation and Ventilation
21. The Chest X-ray
22. Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disorders
23. Pulmonary Function Testing
24. Obstructive (Ventilatory) Lung Diseases
25. Restrictive (Inflammatory) Lung Diseases and Congestive Heat Failure/Pulmonary Edema
26. Pathophysiologically Derived Therapy for Respiratory Dysfunction
27. Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disorders
28. Chest Wall and Secondary Pleural Disorders
29. Respiratory Failure
30. Pneumothorax
31. Lower Respiratory Tract Pathogens
32. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
33. Oxygen Supplementation
34. Mechanical Ventilatory Support

UNIT IV: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
36. Liver Disease
37. Biliary Dysfunction
38. Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders
39. Anatomic Intestinal Disorders
40. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

UNIT V: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GENITOURINARY DISORDERS

41. Urinary Tract Infections
42. Renal Insufficiency/Failure

Details

No. of pages:
1024
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416003038
Electronic ISBN:
9781416069218

About the editors

Thomas Barkley

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Coordinator, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, California State University, Los Angeles School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA; President, Barkley & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Charlene Myers

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Assistant Professor Program Coordinator, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, AL