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The new third edition offers a wealth of revised and expanded content that reflects the latest changes in critical care nursing. This edition retains its easy-to-read format and continues to present concise nursing care plans. Research Applications boxes throughout focus on current issues in critical care nursing. An expanded number of Pathophysiology Flow Charts reinforce difficult concepts. New information on Geriatric Considerations is highlighted throughout and Clinical Alerts call attention to concerns from a variety of clinical settings. New Internet Resources are found in each chapter for further research on related topics.
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FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS · Overview of Critical Care Nursing · Individual and Family Response to the Critical Care Experience · Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing · TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL CARE NURSE · Dysrhythmia Interpretation · Hemodynamic Monitoring · Ventilatory Assistance · Code Management · NURSING CARE DURING CRITICAL ILLNESS · Shock · Cardiac Alterations · Nervous System Alterations · Acute Respiratory Failure · Acute Renal Failure · Hematological and Immune Disorders · Gastrointestinal Alterations · Endocrine Alterations · Trauma (new) · Burns