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Kathleen Perrin is a professor of nursing at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she teaches critical care nursing, professional nursing, ethics, and understanding suffering. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her master’s degree from Boston College, and her Ph.D. from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been a practicing critical care nurse for over 30 years and a member of the American Association of Critical Care (AACN) Nurses for nearly as long. Kathleen has served on the board of the Southern New Hampshire AACN and is a past president of the chapter. She is currently President of the Epsilon Tau chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has published and presented in the areas of critical care nursing, nursing ethics, nursing history, suffering experienced by patients as well as health care providers, and conflict among members of the health care team.
Table of Contents
|What Is Critical Care?||p. 1|
|Care of the Critically Ill Patient||p. 22|
|Care of the Patient with Respiratory Failure||p. 47|
|Interpretation and Management of Basic Dysrhythmias||p. 78|
|Cardiodynamics and Hemodynamics Regulation||p. 113|
|Care of the Patient Experiencing Shock or Heart Failure||p. 131|
|Care of the Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome||p. 151|
|Care of the Patient Following a Traumatic Injury||p. 183|
|Care of the Patient Experiencing an Intracranial Dysfunction||p. 208|
|Care of the Patient with a Cerebral or Cerebrovascular Disorder||p. 239|
|Care of the Critically Ill Patient Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal and/or Liver Failure||p. 263|
|Care of the Patient with an Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed or Pancreatitis||p. 307|
|Care of the Patient with Endocrine Disorders||p. 336|
|Care of the Patient with Acute Renal Failure||p. 361|
|Care of the Organ Donor and Transplant Recipient||p. 383|
|Care of the Acutely Ill Burn Patient||p. 413|
|Care of the Patient with Sepsis||p. 445|
|Caring for the ICU Patient at the End of Life||p. 468|
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