Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice [NOOK Book]

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Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice takes a uniqueapproach to critical care. Based around case scenarios that havethe patient as the central focus, each chapter is constructedaround an example of a critically ill patient with specific careneeds. The chapters then go on to critically explore the knowledgeand skills required to deliver expert care. This book looks at ...
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Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice

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Overview

Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice takes a uniqueapproach to critical care. Based around case scenarios that havethe patient as the central focus, each chapter is constructedaround an example of a critically ill patient with specific careneeds. The chapters then go on to critically explore the knowledgeand skills required to deliver expert care. This book looks at arange of critical care scenarios, including:
  • The patient with acute lung injury
  • The patient with fever
  • The patient with an acute kidney injury
  • The patient with long term needs
  • The patient with increased intra-abdominal pressure
  • The Patient following cardiac surgery

    Each chapter develops knowledge of the relatedphysiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions thatare research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretationand critical appraisal skills, enabling the reader to applyfundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essentialresource for practitioners faced with complex and challengingpatient cases.

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“The book has an easy–to-follow format, isinformative and follows a person-centred approach to each topic.There is a big focus on evidence-based care even offering arecommended reading list and including a critical appraisal of arelevant research paper in each chapter.”  (NursingTimes.net, 18 April 2012)

“Excellent – clear, comprehensive,succinct.”   (3rd year nursingstudent, Canterbury Christ Church University)

 “All in all very impressed with the book,it’s coming in very handy for my exams and many of my friendshave shown interest in buying it for themselves.”(3rd year nursing student, Bucks New Uni)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444393095
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 750,364
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Bench is a Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing at theFlorence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings CollegeLondon. She is also Link lecturer for the Intensive Care unit at StThomas Hospital

Kate Brown is Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing. Courseleader for post registration High Dependency Nursing courses andthe Physiology for nursing at the Florence Nightingale School ofNursing and Midwifery, Kings College London.

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Table of Contents

Contributor list.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 The patient with acute lung injury (ALI) (JulieHamilton).

2 The patient requiring complex weaning from mechanicalventilation (Dr. Cheryl Crocker).

3 The patient with fever (Kate Brown).

4 The patient with severe sepsis (SuzanneBench).

5 The patient following cardiac surgery (Dr. MaureenCoombs).

6 The patient with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding dueto oesophageal varices (Suzanne Sargent).

7 The patient with altered blood glucose (DanielleFullwood).

8 The patient with increased abdominal pressure(Suzanne Bench).

9 The patient with an acute kidney injury (AnnetteDavies and Suzanne Bench).

10 The patient in acute pain (Dr. SineadMehigan).

11 The patient requiring sedation (TinaMoore).

12 The patient with raised intracranial pressure(Deborah Slade).

13 The patient with delirium (Deborah Slade and KateBrown).

14 The patient with seizure activity (ClairMerriman).

15 The patient following poisoning (SueWhaley).

16 The patient with long-term needs (RuthCork).

17 The patient requiring end-of-life care (RuthCork).

Appendices.

Index.

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