Manual of Critical Care Nursing

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-11-29
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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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
Acid-Base Imbalances
Alterations in Consciousness
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Mechanical Ventilation
Nutritional Support
Prolonged Immobility
Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade
Wound and Skin Care
Managing the Critical Care Environment
Emerging Infections
Emotional and Spiritual Support of the Patient and Significant Others
Ethical Considerations in Critical Care
Patient Safety NEW!
Multisystem Trauma
Major Trauma
Abdominal Trauma
Acute Cardiac Tamponade
Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Compartment Syndrome/Ischemic Myositis
Pelvic Fractures
Renal and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
Thoracic Trauma
Respiratory Dysfunctions
Respiratory Assessment: General
Acute Asthma Exacerbation
Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Acute Pneumonia
Acute Respiratory Failure
Pulmonary Embolus (PE)
Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Dysfunctions
Cardiovascular Assessment: General
Heart Failure
Acute Coronary Syndromes/Coronary Artery Thrombolysis
Acute Infective Endocarditis
Acute Pericarditis
Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection
Cardiogenic Shock
Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Hypertensive Emergencies
Peripheral Vascular Disease NEW!
Valvular Heart Disease
Renal Failure
Renal Assessment: General
Acute Renal Failure/Acute Kidney Injury
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies NEW!
Neurologic Dysfunctions
Neurologic Assessment: General
Brain Death
Cerebral Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Care of the Patient after Intracranial Surgery
Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular Disorders
Status Epilepticus
Stroke: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic
Endocrinologic Dysfunctions
Endocrinologic Assessment: General
Acute Adrenal Insufficiency (Adrenal Crisis)
Diabetes Insipidus
Hyperglycemia, Ketoacidosis, and Hyperosmolar Syndrome NEW!
Myxedema Coma
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm)
Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions
Gastrointestinal Assessment: General
Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Acute Pancreatitis
Enterocutaneous Fistulas
Hepatic Failure
Hematologic/Immunologic Dysfunctions
Hematologic Assessment: General
Anaphylactic Shock
Profound Anemias/Hemolytic Crisis
Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders
Multisystem Stressors
Abdominal Hypertension and Compartment Syndrome
Drug Overdose
High-Risk Obstetrics
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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