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It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, patient teaching, and rehabilitation. A concise, consistent format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes. Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units.Chapter outlines provide easy reference to care plans and other key information.A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus.Unique! Gerontology icons and boxes highlight considerations relating to the care of older adults.Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care.Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses are marked with an icon, and provide familiarity with NANDA terminology.Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting. Revised format mirrors a practicing nurse's approach to patient care, and makes it easier to find information.Unique! Quality Indicators and Measures tables summarize performance measures and highlight interventions associated with the best available patient care guidelines.Unique! Diagnostic Tests tables highlight the definition, purpose, and abnormal findings for each test.Newly formatted care plans incorporate diagnoses, interventions, and desired outcomes in a consistent, logical organizationCollaborative management tables concisely summarize key points while incorporating nationally recognized guidelines.Patient safety alerts and high alerts call attention to issues important to a patient's safety.Colored tabs mark the location of each body system, making topics easier to find.Smaller trim size increases portability for use in the unit or bedside, while enhancing readability.
Table of Contents
|General Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill|
|Alterations in Consciousness|
|Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances|
|Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade|
|Wound and Skin Care|
|Managing the Critical Care Environment|
|Emotional and Spiritual Support of the Patient and Significant Others|
|Ethical Considerations in Critical Care|
|Patient Safety NEW!|
|Acute Cardiac Tamponade|
|Acute Spinal Cord Injury|
|Compartment Syndrome/Ischemic Myositis|
|Renal and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma|
|Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Respiratory Assessment: General|
|Acute Asthma Exacerbation|
|Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome|
|Acute Respiratory Failure|
|Pulmonary Embolus (PE)|
|Cardiovascular Assessment: General|
|Acute Coronary Syndromes/Coronary Artery Thrombolysis|
|Acute Infective Endocarditis|
|Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances|
|Peripheral Vascular Disease NEW!|
|Valvular Heart Disease|
|Renal Assessment: General|
|Acute Renal Failure/Acute Kidney Injury|
|Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies NEW!|
|Neurologic Assessment: General|
|Cerebral Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage|
|Care of the Patient after Intracranial Surgery|
|Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular Disorders|
|Stroke: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic|
|Endocrinologic Assessment: General|
|Acute Adrenal Insufficiency (Adrenal Crisis)|
|Hyperglycemia, Ketoacidosis, and Hyperosmolar Syndrome NEW!|
|Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone|
|Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm)|
|Gastrointestinal Assessment: General|
|Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding|
|Hematologic Assessment: General|
|Profound Anemias/Hemolytic Crisis|
|Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders|
|Abdominal Hypertension and Compartment Syndrome|
|Oncologic Emergencies NEW!|
|Organ Transplantation NEW!|
|Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Sepsis, Septic Shock, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)|
|Heart and Breath Sounds|
|Glasgow Coma Scale|
|Cranial Nerves: Assessment and Dysfunctions|
|Major Deep Tendon (Muscle-Stretch) Reflexes|
|Major Superficial (Cutaneous) Reflexes|
|Inotropic and Vasoactive Medication Infusions|
|Sample Relaxation Technique|
|Abbreviations Used in this Manual|
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