Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.28
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $9.28   
  • New (2) from $55.69   
  • Used (7) from $9.28   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

"New, Excellent customer service. Satisfaction guaranteed!! "

Ships from: Irving, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Now in its Second Edition, this handy reference is perfect for nurses entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. The book presents the latest information on over 100 critical care disorders in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, with light-hearted humor, memory joggers, recurring icons to emphasize key points, and numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts. Highlights of this edition include state-of-the-art information on hemodynamic monitoring and trauma, a new icon emphasizing evidence-based practice, and two new four-page full-color inserts.

A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 300 NCLEX®-style questions, plus concept maps and charts of nursing diagnoses and disorders.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Filissa Marie Caserta, MSN (Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Description: This is a general overview of the main issues and diseases critical care nurses face.
Purpose: The purpose is to take the complicated realm of critical care nursing and make it understandable. Although the objectives are worthy, they are not fully met. In order to make the concepts simple, some very important pathology and treatment elements are omitted.
Audience: The book is intended for all critical care nurses. However, parts of it (the cartoons) are written in such a simple fashion to be construed as condescending to nurses at almost any level. It would not be appropriate for nursing students, either, as it does not delve deeply enough into the topics. Using the anatomy and assessment portions only could be beneficial as a quick review for experienced critical care nurses.
Features: The organization of the book as far as major body systems is very good. The use of high-quality illustrations and basic explanations for complicated equipment such as PA catheters, balloon pumps, and ventricular assist devices are beneficial. The original anatomy illustrations are also of very good quality. The succinct sections on quick anatomy review and assessment are excellent. The book uses icons to address specific issues, such as "senior moments," for example, which cover the special needs of the geriatric population. It is important when creating a book in this Made Incredibly Easy series to avoid insulting the readers' intelligence. Unfortunately, sections of this book seem to do just that. The cartoons include depictions of a female nurse in various costumes reiterating what was stated in the text. These are unnecessary and they do not add any new information nor do they help advance the image of nursing. Another concern is that when describing the nurse's role, the female pronoun is used. The organization of the book is poor, as treatment discussions precede discussions of disorders. Some key diseases commonly seen in critical care are not discussed at all, such as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Although the book states that it is evidence-based, it does not include any discussion of ARDSnet, surviving sepsis, stroke, TBI, or SCI guidelines. There is actually a treatment listed for traumatic brain injury that has been explicitly noted as possibly harmful to patients in the TBI guidelines (steroid use).
Assessment: This book needs to be updated to include the current, available guidelines for all of the critical care conditions. I would suggest removing the cartoons. If these and other suggested changes are made, this could be a good adjunct to critical care texts as a quick and easy reference.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582555607
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Consultants
Advisory Board

1: Critical Care Basics
2: Holistic Care Issues
3: Neurologic System
4: Cardiovascular System
5: Respiratory System
6: Gastrointestinal System
7: Renal System
8: Endocrine System
9: Hematologic and Immune Systems
10: Multisystem Issues

Web Resources for Critical Care Nursing

Selected References

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    Great for the student or seasoned nurse

    Too many facts whizzing around in your head? This book, as well as the others in this series, does a great job in explaining procedures and diseases in a straight forward, here's what you need only, way. The concepts are easier to grasp and the memory joggers help a lot too. I would recommend this series to ANY medical professional. Especially good for students when the text books are too overwhelming and we don't need all the info they give us. This series helps you understand the concepts and processes easier. There's also some questions at the end of each chapter to help you grasp what you have read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Ongoing Education

    I'm a cardiac nurse, it provides a good overall review for my career. It helps me keep my knowledge fresh as we don't use all that information all of the time. Sometimes it helps to review more obscure information, even basic information. This book provides an overview of cardiac education, I would recommend the ICU book for ICU nurses.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009


    I highly recommend this book to nursing student/new grads that might need the little extra help. I love the charts and diagrams in this book it really helps you understand all parts of the topics within!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)