Manual Of Pediatric Critical Care / Edition 1

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Overview

The MANUAL OF PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE provides a quick reference to pertinent clinical information needed in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Filled with the most up-to-date policies, practices, and procedures, the manual makes extensive use of illustrations, tables and boxes for quick review of essential critical care. It provides nursing interventions for the critically ill child, content on psychosocial issues and family needs, and PICU instrumentation.

Authored by an international expert in pediatric critical care who has incorporated the most up to-date policies, practices, and procedures into the text. Provides manageable summaries so that clinical information needed in PICU's can be quickly referenced. Contains more than 300 illustrations, tables, and boxes to aid in quick referencing of essential critical care information. Provides anatomy and physiology reviews to ensure complete understanding. Contains up-to-date information on nursing interventions that aids in the formulation of appropriate policy and accurate decision-making. Has many updated drug tables for the most current pharmacotherapy interventions. Includes content on psychosocial issues, family needs, and PICU instrumentation to prepare the nurse for the realities of working in a pediatric critical care unit. Features a chapter on burns to assist the pediatric critical care nurse in the care of a child with severe burns. Suggested resource lists provide a practical reference supplement for more detailed conditions.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Here's your reference of choice when you need quick answers to questions that arise in the PICU:invaluable advice from an international expert in pediatric critical care.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Lisa M. Langdale, RN, MSN (Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing)
Description: This manual complements a larger, more thorough, and comprehensive text. It is designed to provide a quick reference to nurses caring for critically ill and injured children.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise presentation of core information with many visual and memory aids. However, this text is not designed to provide a comprehensive reference of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Audience: It is targeted at the bedside nurse of the critically ill or injured child. The structure and content will provide an additional reference to nursing students and resident physicians.
Features: The manual is organized by organ or system to complement the larger text. An updated look at essential core knowledge and current treatments and therapies is provided in each chapter. The chapters have consistent presentation which aids in locating references. Special features include "Pearls" at the beginning of each chapter, case scenarios, tables, charts, and illustrations. The suggested readings at the end of each chapter offer the student or novice nurse additional resources.
Assessment: This textbook is a worthwhile contribution to the field of pediatric critical care nursing as a limited number of references are available for this specialty. This is a valuable counterpart to the larger text.
Lisa M. Langdale
This manual complements a larger, more thorough, andcomprehensive text. It is designed to provide a quick reference tonurses caring for critically ill and injured children. The purpose isto provide a concise presentation of core information with many visualand memory aids. However, this text is not designed to provide acomprehensive reference of anatomy, physiology, andpathophysiology. It is targeted at the bedside nurse of thecritically ill or injured child. The structure and content willprovide an additional reference to nursing students and residentphysicians. The manual is organized by organ or system to complementthe larger text. An updated look at essential core knowledge andcurrent treatments and therapies is provided in each chapter. Thechapters have consistent presentation which aids in locatingreferences. Special features include ""Pearls"" at the beginning ofeach chapter, case scenarios, tables, charts, and illustrations. Thesuggested readings at the end of each chapter offer the student ornovice nurse additional resources. This textbook is a worthwhilecontribution to the field of pediatric critical care nursing as alimited number of references are available for this specialty. This isa valuable counterpart to the larger text.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815142300
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 664,498
  • Product dimensions: 1.47 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Children Are Different · Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Critical Care · Analgesia, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade in Pediatric Critical Care · The Dying Child in the Intensive Care Unit · Cardiovascular Disorders · Pulmonary Disorders · Chest X-Ray Interpretation · Neurologic Disorders · Renal Disorders · Gastrointestinal Disorders · Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies Requiring Critical Care · Pediatric Trauma · Care of the Child with Burns
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Preface

From the Preface:

"The care of seriously ill or injured children and their families becomes more challenging every day. Complex illnesses, multi-system injury, advanced technology, and children and families with special needs ensure that bedside nurses will have plenty to do and limited time in which to do it. In addition, the entire health care system continues to wrestle with the issue of cost and quality...This book is designed to enable the bedside nurse to keep essential infromation about patient care at his or her fingertips..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2003

    YES!

    As an education coordinator for a children's hospital, this is a great reference book for staff & students. The "Pearls" are well thought out. They are an easy reference which can be used as bedside tools. thanks.

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