Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-13
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Adaptable to any nursing framework, this classic resource provides clear, comprehensive coverage of every aspect of critical care nursing practice. It's organized in nine units around alterations in body systems, with a focus on evidence-based practice, collaborative management, and patient safety. The depth and scope of this textbook make it a long-lasting value that you will rely on throughout nursing school and well into clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice: Collaborative and Evidence-Based Practice: Nursing boxes offer the latest evidence-based management guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care and highlight the importance of basing practice on strong evidence.Collaborative Management boxes examine the interdependence of nursing and medical practice and demonstrate the importance of teamwork in the management of critical care patients.Pharmacologic Management tables in each therapeutic management chapter provide a quick summary of drug names, recommended dosages, drug actions, and special considerations for the drugs most often used in critical care.Nursing Diagnoses boxes in every disorders chapter list common diagnoses in priority order for each body system, encouraging critical thinking and effective decision-making.Patient Safety Alerts highlight potential safety issues related to chapter content as identified by the Joint Commission.UNIQUE! Data Collection boxes in assessment chapters outline all the information required for a complete patient assessment.Patient Education boxes offer quick access to the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU.Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) boxes list the important nursing actions for a variety of nursing interventions that are part of the therapeutic management of a critically ill patient.A new chapter on genetics gives you a solid understanding of this essential aspect of modern healthcare.UNIQUE! Concept maps in each disorder chapter help you understand common health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock.Case studies address important critical care nursing topics and give you the opportunity to apply key concepts to real-world scenarios.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Critical Care Nursing
Critical Care Nursing Practice
Ethical Issues
Legal Issues
Genetics in Critical Care NEW!
Patient and Family Education
Psychosocial Alterations
Sleep Alterations and Management
Nutrition Alterations and Management
Pain and Pain Management
Sedation, Agitation, Delirium: Assessment and Management
End-of-Life Issues
Special Populations
The Pediatric Patient in the Adult Critical Care Unit
High-Risk and Critical Care in Obstetric Issues
Gerontologic Alterations and Management
Perianesthesia Management
Cardiovascular Alterations
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
Cardiovascular Disorders
Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
Pulmonary Alterations
Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Pulmonary Clinical Assessment
Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures
Pulmonary Disorders
Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
Neurologic Alterations
Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology
Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Renal Alterations
Renal Anatomy and Physiology
Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Gastrointestinal Alterations
Gastronintestinal Anatomy and Physiology
Gastronintestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Gastronintestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Endocrine Alterations
Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology
Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Multisystem Alterations
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Organ Donation and Transplantation
Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies
Nursing Management Plans of Care
Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care
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