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This important guide offers a quick response to the urgent questions critical care nurses ask themselves everyday. What began as the author's "little black book" for personal use in her own intensive care career has evolved into an essential guide for all critical care professionals. Well-organized and very current, the book serves as a down-to-earth basic reference for important facts and quick solutions. Information is presented in categories:by organ system:and arranged alphabetically for easy access. A comprehensive table of contents offers thorough coverage of every significant aspect of critical care. Blank space:provided for the user's own commentary:allows the reader to "customize" the book for personal use.
|Pt. 1||Neurologic System||1|
|Pt. 2||Cardiovascular System||69|
|Pt. 3||Pulmonary System||152|
|Pt. 4||Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems||204|
|Pt. 5||Renal System||233|
|Pt. 6||Endocrine System||254|
|Pt. 7||Hematologic and Immune Systems||267|
|Pt. 8||Drugs, Doses, Tables||287|
|Pt. 9||Conversions, Calculations, Compatibility||339|
Posted June 7, 2009
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Wonderful reference to keep in your bag at work in the ICU!! I have yet to find a term/concept that doesn't at least have a definition in this book. Its as if an ICU nurse collected little bits of important information and clinical pearls and organized them into an easy to use reference. I wouldn't leave for work without it!
I'm a new nurse in the ICU but with a couple years of nursing behind me in other areas and this book has been a lifesaver, absolutely perfect. I don't think you could use it for AACN prep (other than for quick definitions/lab values/normal ranges) but it functions well at work. No one nurse can remember everything from how to prime a rapid infuser to the DKA pathophysiology, EKG lead placement, types of urinary catheters, A-a gradient interpretation, IABP operation/basics, but it's all in here. I've tried MANY books before this and I haven't been satisfied with any of them. Highly recommend.
I also recommended other references I wouldn't be able to live without: the Essentials of critical care nursing prep book is my favorite for CCRN prep though quite advanced, moreso than the AACN text which is EASY to understand and a great reference for at home. The little flip book is the only one of that type I really liked, and that little care plan cheat book "pocket guide" makes work quick and easy. Oh, and there isn't anything omitted from the mosby's reference in terms of tests complete with abnormal values and sample care. :) Good luck all!
Posted April 2, 2008
I believe this book is a 'must have' for passing the CCRN. It is filled with a ton of Memory Joggers which I found extrememly helpful during the test. For example, I use to always confuse which sign indicates 'positive doll's eyes'. The problem was my point of reference. I couldn't remember if the eyes would mimic those of a doll whose eyes are painted on, or the more expensive doll whose eyes would move. Now all I have to remember is 'Barbie is brain-dead'. Another example from the book is a great mnemonic for remembering how to construct a small four column table for distingushing between SIADH and DI (page 289). I was able to construct that table on scrap paper provided for use during the test, which allowed me to easily answer the question correctly,also saving time (and brain energy) for other questions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 20, 2009
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Posted January 4, 2009
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