Critical Care Nursing A Holistic Approach

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-18
  • Publisher: LWW
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Fully revised and streamlined to include the most recent information, Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach, 10e provides students with the theory and application knowledge necessary to fully prepare them for the highly specialized and complicated technical world of critical care nursing.
These specially designed features assist students in providing competent and compassionate care to critically ill patients and their families:
·         NEW!! Evidence-Based Practice Highlights focus attention on the importance of research-based practice and include significant excerpts from AACN practice alerts as well as guidelines from other relevant organizations.
·         NEW!! Icons to identify drug therapy tables as well as laboratory and diagnostic tables focus attention on significant information.
·         NEW!! Spotlight on Genetics box, appearing in selected chapters, is key to understanding how genetic factors influence disorders.
NEW!! Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse of risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications.
·          Considerations for the Older Patient boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing part of our population – older patients.
·         Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
·         Collaborative Care Guides, presented in a tabular format containing outcomes and interventions, describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient’s illness and minimize complications.
·         Teaching Guides help the critical care nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, explain post-procedure or postoperative activities, or prepare a patient for discharge from the hospital.
·         Nursing Diagnoses boxes use current NANDA terminology to summarize common nursing diagnoses for particular conditions.
Nursing Interventions tables and boxes highlight key information for the critical care nurse

Table of Contents


Part 1  The Concept of Holism Applied to Critical Care Nursing Practice


1      Critical Care Nursing Practice: Promoting Excellence Through Caring, Collaboration, and Evidence

2      The Patient’s Experience With Critical Illness

3      The Family’s Experience With Critical Illness

4      Patient and Family Education in Critical Care

5      Relieving Pain and Providing Comfort

6      Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care


Part 2  Professional Practice Issues in Critical Care


7      Ethical Issues in Critical Care Nursing

8      Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing

9      Building a Professional Practice Model for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing


Part 3  Special Populations in Critical Care


10   The Critically Ill Pediatric Patient

11   The Critically Ill Pregnant Woman

12   The Critically Ill Older Patient

13   The Postanesthesia Patient


Part 4 Special Situations in Critical Care


14   Rapid Response Teams and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient

15   Disaster Management: Implications for the Critical Care Nurse


Part 5 Cardiovascular System


16   Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

17   Patient Assessment: Cardiovascular System

18   Patient Management: Cardiovascular System

19   Common Cardiovascular Disorders

20   Heart Failure

21   Acute Myocardial Infarction

22   Cardiac Surgery


Part 6 Respiratory System


23   Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

24   Patient Assessment: Respiratory System

25   Patient Management: Respiratory System

26   Common Respiratory Disorders

27   Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Part 7 Renal System


28   Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System

29   Patient Assessment: Renal System

30   Patient Management: Renal System

31   Renal Failure


Part 8 Nervous System


32   Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

33   Patient Assessment: Nervous System

34   Patient Management: Nervous System

35   Common Neurosurgical and Neurological Disorders

36   Traumatic Brain Injury

37   Spinal Cord Injury


Part 9 Gastrointestinal System


38   Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System

39   Patient Assessment: Gastrointestinal System

40   Patient Management: Gastrointestinal System

41   Common Gastrointestinal Disorders


Part 10 Endocrine System


42   Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System

43   Patient Assessment: Endocrine System

44   Common Endocrine Disorders


Part 11 Hematological and Immune Systems


45   Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological and Immune Systems

46   Patient Assessment: Hematological and Immune Systems

47   Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

48   Common Immunological Disorders

49   Common Hematological Disorders


Part 12 Integumentary System


50   Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System

51   Patient Assessment: Integumentary System

52   Patient Management: Integumentary System

53   Burns and Common Integumentary Disorders


Part 13 Multisystem Dysfunction


54   Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

55   Trauma

56   Drug Overdose and Poisoning



Appendix: ACLS Guidelines


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