Introduction to Critical Care Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) / Edition 6

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) / Edition 6

by Mary Lou Sole, Deborah Goldenberg Klein, Marthe J. Moseley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323100414

ISBN-13: 9780323100410

Pub. Date: 12/29/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

  • Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice.
  • Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills.
  • Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions,

Overview

  • Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice.
  • Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills.
  • Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs.
  • Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting.
  • Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care.
  • Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter.

  • Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color.
  • A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues - all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse.
  • New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323100410
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/29/2012
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

1. Overview of Critical Care Nursing

2. The Critical Care Experience

3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing

4. End-of-Life Care in the Critical Care Unit

PART TWO: TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL CARE NURSE

5. Comfort and Sedation

6. Nutritional Support

7. Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management

8. Hemodynamic Monitoring

9. Ventilatory Assistance

10. Code Management

PART THREE: NURSING CARE DURING CRITICAL ILLNESS

11. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

12. Cardiovascular Alterations

13. Nervous System Alterations

14. Acute Respiratory Failure

15. Acute Renal Failure

16. Hematological and Immune Disorders

17. Gastrointestinal Alterations

18. Endocrine Alterations

19. Trauma and Surgical Management

20. Burns

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