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