Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
The Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing in an easy-to-access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics.
About the Author
Sheila Adam was one of the first Nurse Consultants in Critical Care appointed in the UK working at University College London Hospitals from 2000 - 2007. She has many years experience working in critical care working to develop the critical care nursing role both within the unit and across acute care. Her MSc and ongoing research supported by a Smith and Nephew Fellowship was in enteral nutrition in the critically ill. As a Nurse Consultant, she developed one of the first Critical Care Outreach teams in the UK including setting up an Intensive Care follow up service. She is the Author of a number of chapters on critical care and 2 books. Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice (Oxford University Press), now in its second edition and Nutrition in the Critically Ill (Hodder Stoughton). Her current role is Head of Nursing for UCLH Specialist Hospitals which involves leading on professional issues, developing and maintaining standards and quality of nursing for improved patient care. Sue Osborne is a general nurse training at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. BA (life sciences) specialising in physiology and genetics. She spent several years working on medical and surgical wards before embarking on a long and exciting career in adult intensive care. Sue spent seventeen years as Sister (ITU) at St. George's Hospital, London, and has undertaken numerous post-registration certificated courses (including infection control, teaching, management). She is infection control link nurse for the general critical care area (formal teaching, research, auditing), and has had wide experience in all aspects of general intensive care combined with in-depth theoretical knowledge. She is also co-author of Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice.
Table of Contents
1. The critical care continuum