Manual of Critical Care Nursing: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management / Edition 6

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Overview

The new fifth edition of Manual of Critical Care Nursing provides both novice and experienced nurses with a comprehensive, yet concise and easy-to-use manual to effectively plan and implement critical nursing care. Using the latest NANDA international nursing diagnoses (2003-2004), it provides quick and comprehensive information on more than 75 common critical care phenomena.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323063760
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 304,969
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 General concepts in caring for the critically ill 1
Nutritional support 1
Mechanical ventilation 14
Hemodynamic monitoring 23
Sedating and paralytic agents 32
Alterations in consciousness 38
Wound and skin care 45
Pain 51
Prolonged immobility 61
Psychosocial support 68
Psychosocial support for the patient's family and significant others 78
Ethical considerations in critical care 80
2 Multisystem trauma 89
Major trauma 89
Traumatic brain injury 98
Chest trauma 110
Near drowning 112
Cardiac trauma 115
Acute cardiac tamponade 118
Renal and lower urinary tract trauma 122
Pelvic fractures 128
Compartment syndrome (Ischemic Myositis) 132
Acute spinal cord injury 136
Abdominal trauma 149
Burns 159
3 Respiratory dysfunctions 175
Status asthmaticus : refractory severe asthma 175
Acute pneumonia 180
Pulmonary hypertension 187
Acute lung and acute respiratory distress syndrome 198
Pulmonary embolus (PE) 192
Pneumothorax 198
Acute respiratory failure 201
4 Cardiovascular dysfunctions 205
Acute coronary syndromes : chest pain - angina pectoris and myocardial infarction 205
Heart failure/pulmonary edema 220
Cardiomyopathy 226
Dysrhythmias and conduction disturbances 231
Valvular heart disease 261
Acute infective endocarditis 269
Acute pericarditis 275
Hypertensive emergencies 277
Aortic aneurysm/dissection 288
Cardiogenic shock 290
Cardiac transplantation 299
Caring for patients undergoing coronary artery thrombolysis 304
5 Renal-urinary dysfunctions 315
Acute Renal failure 315
Renal transplantation 329
Renal replacement therapies 334
6 Neurologic dysfunctions 347
Myasthenia gravis 347
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) 353
Cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage 358
Care of the patient after intracranial surgery 365
Status epilepticus 369
Stroke : ischemic (acute ischemic stroke) and hemorrhagic (intracerebral hematoma) 373
Meningitis 384
7 Endocrinologic dysfunctions 393
Diabetic ketoacidosis 393
Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome 398
Diabetes insipidus 400
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone 404
Acute adrenal insufficiency (adrenal crisis) 406
Thyrotoxic crisis (thyroid storm) 409
Myxedema coma 415
8 Gastrointestinal dysfunctions 417
Gastroesophageal varices 417
Hepatic failure 427
Acute pancreatitis 447
Peritonitis 454
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding 459
Enterocutaneous fistulas 465
9 Hematologic dysfunctions 473
Profound anemias/hemolytic crisis 476
Bleeding and thrombotic disorders 480
10 Multisystem stressors 501
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, and septic shock 501
Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) 510
Anaphylactic shock 513
Organ rejection 520
Drug overdose 526
Fluid and electrolyte disturbances 538
Acid-base imbalances 566
High-risk obstetrics 581
Emerging infections 588
Bioterrorism 594
App. 1 The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Algorithms 605
App. 2 Heart and breath sounds 635
App. 3 Glasgow coma scale 643
App. 4 Cranial nerves : functions and dysfunctions 645
App. 5 Major deep tendon (muscle-stretch) reflexes 649
App. 6 Major superficial (cutaneous) reflexes 651
App. 7 Inotropic and vasoactive agents 653
App. 8 Infection prevention and control 657
App. 9 Sample relaxation technique 667
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