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Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 3rd edition

  • Kathleen Perrin
  • Carrie MacLeod

Published by Pearson (December 1st 2017) - Copyright © 2018

3rd edition

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This title is appropriate for all associate and baccalaureate-level courses in critical care and advanced adult or medical surgical nursing, as well as for hospital orientation programs for beginning critical care nurses.

An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver safe, effective care that optimizes patients’ outcomes
Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies concepts and techniques that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are commonly seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, safety initiatives, commonly used medications, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book.

The 3rd edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX®-style questions and analytical Why/Why Not features that spark critical thinking and test readers’ understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the text establishes the groundwork students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care.

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Table of contents

 

1. What is Critical Care?

2. Care of the Critical Ill Patient

3. Care of the Patient with Respiratory Failure

4. Interpretation and Management of Basic Dysrhythmias

5. Cardiodynamics and Hemodynamic Regulation

6. Care of the Patient Experiencing Shock

7. Care of the Patient Experiencing Heart Failure

8. Care of the Patient Experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome

9. Care of the Patient Following Traumatic Injury

10. Care of the Patient Experiencing an Intracranial Dysfunction

11. Care of the Patient With a Cerebral or Cerbrovascular Disorder

12. Care of the Critically Ill Patient Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal and/or Liver Failure

13. Care of the Patient With an Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed or Pancreatitis

14. Care of the Patient with Problems in Glucose Metabolism

15. Care of the Patient with Acute Kidney Injury

16. Care of the Organ Donor and Transplant Recipient

17. Care of the Acutely Ill Burn Patient

18. Care of the Patient with Sepsis

19. Care of the ICU Patient at the End of Life


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