Handbook of Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

Handbook of Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

by Springhouse Publishing Company, Springhouse Publishing Company Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874347742

ISBN-13: 9780874347746

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

For each alphabetically organized condition, nurses learn pathophysiology, clinical assessment, the diagnostic tests likely to be ordered, treatment and care (including medical and nursing interventions), prognosis, and discharge planning. Pathophysiology drug charts alert readers to significant drugs and protocols used to treat major body system disorders. Readers…  See more details below

Overview

For each alphabetically organized condition, nurses learn pathophysiology, clinical assessment, the diagnostic tests likely to be ordered, treatment and care (including medical and nursing interventions), prognosis, and discharge planning. Pathophysiology drug charts alert readers to significant drugs and protocols used to treat major body system disorders. Readers will find discussions of ethical problems, current trends, the role of new technology, a helpful index, and more. Appendices offer crucial data on common emergency drugs and laboratory values, therapeutic and toxic drug levels, normal hemodynamic variables, and commonly encountered nursing diagnoses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874347746
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
726
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Reviewers
Foreword
Sect. IIssues in Critical Care Nursing1
Documentation in critical care2
Essential elements for ethical decision making7
Sect. IICare of Patients with Body System Dysfunctions13
Abdominal trauma14
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)25
Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)37
Angina51
Aortic aneurysm65
Arrhythmias78
Aspiration98
Asthma110
Bowel disorders122
Brain tumors132
Burns147
Cardiac trauma162
Cardiomyopathy173
Cerebral aneurysm188
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)200
Congestive heart failure (CHF)213
Diabetes insipidus227
Diabetic ketoacidosis239
Disseminated intravascular coagulation251
Electrolyte imbalances265
Encephalopathy288
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage304
Head trauma323
Hepatic failure338
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS)354
Hypertensive crisis366
Hypoglycemia380
Immunosuppression392
Myocardial conduction defects409
Myocardial infarction424
Near drowning445
Organ transplantation457
Pancreatitis476
Pericarditis488
Peripheral vascular disease502
Pneumonia515
Pneumothorax526
Pulmonary embolism537
Renal failure554
Renal trauma569
Respiratory failure579
Seizures593
Shock611
Spinal cord injury629
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion640
Thoracic trauma653
Toxic ingestion669
Valvular heart disease685
Appendices697
App. Common emergency drugs698
App. Common laboratory test values705
App. Therapeutic and toxic drug levels708
App. Normal hemodynamic variables709
App. Commonly encountered nursing diagnoses in critical care711
Selected References713
Index716

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