Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

8th Edition - January 9, 2019

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  • Authors: Linda Urden, Kathleen Stacy, Mary Lough
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323676601
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323531993
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323544955

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Stay on top of the most important issues in high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 8th Edition. Perfect for both practicing nurses and critical care nurses reviewing for CCRN® certification alike, this evidence-based textbook uses the latest, most authoritative research to help you identify patient priorities in order to safely and expertly manage patient care. Succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics includes medications, patient safety, patient education, problem identification, and interprofessional collaborative management. You’ll learn how to integrate the technology of critical care with the physiological needs and psychosocial concerns of patients and families to provide the highest-quality care. Additionally, this new edition places a unique focus on interprofessional patient problems to help you learn to speak a consistent language of patient problems and work successfully as part of an interprofessional team.

Key Features

  • Need-to-know content reflects today’s high acuity, progressive, and critical care environments!
  • UNIQUE! Balanced coverage of technology and psychosocial concerns includes an emphasis on patient care priorities to help you provide the highest-quality nursing care.
  • Consistent format features a Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures chapter followed by one or more Disorders and Therapeutic Management chapters for each content area.
  • Strong QSEN focus incorporates Evidence-Based Practice boxes that employ the PICOT framework; Teamwork and Collaboration boxes that provide guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communication between nurses and other hospital staff; and Patient Safety Alert boxes that highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety in critical care settings.
  • Nursing management plans at the end of the book provide a complete care plan for every priority patient problem — including outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales.
  • Additional learning aids include case studies, concept maps, Collaborative Management boxes, Patient Education boxes, Priority Medication boxes, and Cultural Competency boxes.

Table of Contents

  • UNIT ONE: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING
    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. Gerontological Alterations
    8. Pain and Pain Management
    9. Sedation and Delirium Management
    10. End-of-Life Care
    UNIT THREE: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS
    11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    12. Cardiovascular Disorders
    13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
    UNIT FOUR: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS
    14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    15. Pulmonary Disorders
    16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
    UNIT FIVE: NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS
    17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    UNIT SIX: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS
    19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    20. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    UNIT SEVEN: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS
    21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    UNIT EIGHT: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS
    23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    UNIT NINE: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS
    25. Trauma
    26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies
    Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care
    Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 594
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2019
  • Published: January 9, 2019
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323676601
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323531993
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323544955

About the Authors

Linda Urden

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Master’s, Healthcare Informatics, and International Nursing Programs, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation, University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Kathleen Stacy

Affiliations and Expertise

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Mary Lough

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse Scientist, Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stanford Health Care; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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