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Heres the first nursing resource to provide interdisciplinary outcome pathways for the most commonly encountered critical care problems. 43 pathways address the complete spectrum of critical care settings, and can be implemented as they are or customized to meet the needs of individual patients or institutions.
• Each pathway guides patient care from admission through recovery to discharge. Pathways are divided into three sectionsDiagnosis/Stabilization, Acute Management, and Recovery. Each section lists the desired outcomes and the nursing interventions needed to achieve those outcomes.
• Pathway sections are subdivided for each stage of treatment to address coordination of care; fluid balance; nutrition; mobility; oxygenation/ventilation; comfort; skin integrity; protection/safety; psychoshocial/self-determination, and diagnostics. 10 Patient Education Pathwaysprinted in both Spanish and Englishhelp educate patients about self-care for cardiac catheterization; CABG; pacemakers; thoracic surgery; pneumonia; transplants, and more.
• A section on Creating a Healing Environment delivers practical ideas and suggestions for maximizing patient outcomes.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Creating a Healing Environment. Critical Care Interdisciplinary Outcome Pathways. Part I: Cardiovascular Pathways. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Carotoid Endarterectomy. Congestive Heart Failure. Dysrhythmias. Heart Transplantation. Interventional Cardiology. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Myocardial Infarction. Peripheral Vascular Disease. Thrombolytic Therapy. Valve Replacement. Part II: Pulmonary Pathways. Acute Respiratory Failure. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Asthma. Chronic Ventilator Dependent Patients. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Lung Cancer. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Pneumonia. Pulmonary Embolism. Thoracic Surgery. Part III: Gastrointestinal Pathways. Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension. Gastrointestinal Bleed. Pancreatitis. Part IV: Neurological Pathways. Acute Head Injury. Acute Ischemic Stroke. Guillain Barre Syndrome. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Part V: Renal Pathways. Acute Renal Failure. End Stage Renal Disease/Kidney Transplantation. Part VI: Endocrine Pathways. Adrenal Crisis. Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Transsphenoidal. Hypophysectomy. Part VII: Miscellaneous Pathways. Acute Pain Management. Chronic Pain Management. Burns. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. HIV. Obstetric Crises. Sepsis/Multisystem Organ Failure. Part VIII: Patient Education Outcome Pathways. Asthma. Cardiac Catheterization. Coronary Artery Bypass Graftins. Dysrhythmias. Interventional Cardiology. Kidney Transplant. Pacemakers. Pneumonia. Thoracic Surgery. Valve Replacement. Appendices. Normal Hemodynamic Valves. List of Abbreviations.