Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

by Cynthia L. Terry, Aurora Weaver
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ISBN-10:
0071606386
ISBN-13:
9780071606387
Pub. Date:
06/17/2011
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Overview

Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

A fun, streamlined way to learn the major concepts and theories of critical care nursing – and how to apply them to real-world patient situations

Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty.

In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns.

Learn how to care for patients with:

  • Critical respiratory needs
  • Critical cardiac and vascular needs
  • Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs
  • Neurological needs
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Critical renal needs
  • Critical hematologic needs
  • Trauma

Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071606387
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/17/2011
Series: Demystified Nursing Series
Edition description: List
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 254,071
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Critical Care Nurse

Introduction

Education and Experience

Standards, Organizations, and Certification: Promoting Excellence

Communication and Health Care Team Members: Calling the Shots

Defining the Critical Care Nurse

Regulatory Issues that Impact the Critical Care Environment

Future Challenges for the Critical Care Nurse

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 2: Care of the Patient with Critical Respiratory Needs

Anatomy and Physiology
Assessment Skills for the High-Risk Respiratory Patient

Collaborative Diagnostic Tools

Oxygen Delivery Systems

Advanced Airway Techniques

What is Mechanical Ventilation?

Commonly used Respiratory Medications in Critical Care for the Patient on MV

Respiratory Conditions Requiring Critical Care

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 3: Care of the Patient with Critical Cardiac and Vascular Needs

Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Assessment Skills

Collaborative Diagnostic and Laboratory Tools

Advanced Procedural Skills

Cardiovascular Medications used in Critical Care

Medical CV Conditions Requiring Critical Care

Surgical CV Conditions Requiring Critical Care

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 4: Care of the Patient with Critical Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances Needs

Assessment Skills

Cardiac Electrophysiology

How does Cardiac Monitoring Really Work?

So What do these Systems "See"?

So How does a Nurse do Detective Work on These Rhythm Strips?

Types of Basic Rhythms

Where do 12-Lead ECGs Enter the Picture?

Medications that Help with Rhythm Stabilization

Special Cardiac Devices to Help Maintain the Patient's Rhythm

Cardiac Arrest: Your Worst Nightmare

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 5: Care of the Patient with Neurological Needs

Introduction

Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

Neurological Needs: Assessment

Assessing Motor Movements-Strength and Coordination

Normal Pupils

Assessment of Eye Movements (EOMs)or Extraocular Movements

Oculocephalic Reflex or Doll's Eyes Movements

Oculocephalic Reflex or Cold Caloric Test

Respiratory Patterns

Additional Assessments

Palpation

Percussion-Deep Tendon Reflexes

Other Responses

Auscultation

Collaborative Diagnostic Tools

Medications that Help with Symptoms

Medical Conditions Requiring Complex Care

Surgical Conditions Requiring Complex Neurological Care

Review Questions

Answers
Chapter 6: Care of the Traumatized Patient

Introduction

Mechanism of Injury (MOI)

Classification of Injuries

Evaluating Reports from the Field

Trauma Center Levels and Classifications

Medications used in Trauma Care

Fluid Volume Replacement (FVR)

Care of the Patient with Specific Traumatic Injuries

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 7: Care of the Patient with Endocrine Disorders

Introduction

Major Organs of the Endocrine System to be Addressed

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 8: Care of the Patient with Critical Renal Needs

Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System

Assessment Skills

Collaborative Diagnostic and Laboratory Tools
Medications Commonly used in Critical Care Dialysis

Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

Review Questions

Answers

Chapter 9: Care of the Patient with Critical Hematologic Needs

Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematologic System
Assessment Skills
Collaborative Diagnostic and Laboratory Tools
Medications Commonly used in Critical Care that Affect the Hematologic System
Blood Products used for Hematologic Problems
Medical Conditions that Require Critical Care
Review Questions
Answers

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Critical Care Nursing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is easy to understand and very thorough. Something I go back to often when something arises at work and I want to brush up on my skills. Must have especially for critical care nursing.
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