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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Charlene A. Winters, MS, RN, CS,CCRN(Montana State University)
Description: This is a uniquely designed quick reference for more than 200 topics of interest to critical care practitioners. Information is provided in a two-page chart-like format, making it easy to read and very accessible.
Purpose: The book's purpose is to provide a quick reference on more than 200 topics common to critical care nursing.
Audience: The book is written for critical care nurses, educators, and nursing students who have previous knowledge of pathophysiology, physical assessment, and critical care nursing techniques.
Features: The alphabetized format makes it ideal for use by busy clinicians. The format covers major aspects of more than 200 conditions or procedures. Each section contains a "Miscellanea" column of findings that suggest the need for immediate physician consultation.
Assessment: The book is intended as a quick reference for busy critical care nurses, educators, and nursing students with previous knowledge of pathology, physical assessment, and critical care nursing techniques. The alphabetized format and two-page presentations provide easy access to information on topics that apply to many critical conditions. This is a welcome addition to the host of references available to critical care practitioners.