Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Determining your diagnosis priorities is simple with Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes accompanying each medical disorder and major medical treatment discussion.
  • UNIQUE! Patient Safety Priorities boxes included in each therapeutic management chapter highlight important patient safety considerations.
  • Collaborative Management boxes guide you through management of a wide variety of disorders.

Table of Contents

Unit One: FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE

1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

2. Ethical and Legal Issues

3. Patient and Family Education

Unit Two: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE

4. Psychosocial Alterations

5. Sleep Alterations

6. Nutritional Alterations

7. Gerontologic Alterations

8. Pain and Pain Management

9. Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management

10. End-of-Life Care

Unit Three: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS

11. Cardiovascular Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

12. Cardiovascular Disorders

13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

Unit Four: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS

14. Pulmonary Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

15. Pulmonary Disorders

16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

Unit Five: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS

17. Neurologic Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit Six: RENAL ALTERATIONS

19. Renal Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

20. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit Seven: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS

21. Gastrointestinal Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit Eight: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS

23. Endocrine Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit Nine: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS

25. Trauma

26. Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

27. Hematologic and Oncologic Issues

Unit Ten: NURSING MANAGEMENT PLANS OF CARE

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Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323052597
Electronic ISBN:
9780323061032

About the editors

Linda Urden

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Kathleen Stacy

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

Mary Lough

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA