ISBN: 9780323074063
Page Count: 216
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $27.95

Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Critical Care, 2nd Edition

by Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE
ISBN: 9780323074063
Page Count: 216
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $27.95
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Precise, yet comprehensive, this portable guide provides rapid access to vital nursing information for the acute care management of patients in the critical care setting. Key topics include disorders, treatment, assessment, procedures, monitoring, drug therapy, lab values, scoring tools and helpful formulas. It fits easily into your scrub pocket with 10 tabbed sections and a convenient spiral binding that allows it to lie flat on any given page. Whether you use it as a clinical resource, a study tool, or a quick refresher, this full-color resource offers quick access to just the right amount of practical, must-know critical care nursing information.

    • The spiral binding and handy pocket size make this an ideal clinical companion.
    • Waterproof and stain-resistant pages keep your PDQ reference guide performing like new in any clinical setting.
    • Color-coded tabs and a concise index make it easy to quickly locate key information.
    • Provides at-a-glance access to commonly used clinical information, such as formulas, conversions, and lab values.
    • New content on Bispectral monitoring (BIS), levels of hypoxemia, neurologic emergency conditions, and an updated pulse rating scale keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field.
    • New strategies for preventing ventilator-acquired pneumonia help you reduce the occurrence of this complication.
    • Expanded coverage includes updated information on modes of mechanical ventilation and Intracranial Pressure (ICP).
    • Coverage of pain assessment for the patient who cannot respond offers tips for providing better patient care.
    • New illustrations visually reinforce essential concepts, such as defibrillation positions and venous waveform.
    • An increased emphasis on safety issues provides tips and guidelines for providing safe, effective patient care.
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

    Steps of EBP

    Guide to Develop PICOT Questions


    Cardiac Auscultatory Sites

    Auscultation of the Heart

    Blood Pressure

    Pulse Pressure



    Defibrillation vs. Cardioversion

    Intraaortic Balloon Pump


    Cerebral Spinal Fluid Pressure Monitoring and Drainage in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Effect of Cardiovascular Drugs on Hemodynamics


    ECG Paper

    Electrocardiograph Lead Placement


    Lead Uses

    Monitoring Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction

    Determining ST Segment Deviation

    Components of Normal Electrocardiogram

    Electrolyte Imbalances and ECG Characteristics

    Rhythm Strip Interpretation


    Wellen's Syndrome

    Wide QRS Tachycardia

    Differentiating Bundle Branch Block

    ECG Changes with Myocardial Infarctions

    Emergency Cardiac Drugs

    Hemodynamic Monitoring

    Pulmonary Artery

    SvO2 Monitoring

    Troubleshooting Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Lines

    Radial Arterial Line



    Chest Radiograph


    Weaning and Extubation




    Neuromuscular Blockade

    Intracranial Hypertension


    Topography of Abdomen


    Renal Conditions

    Endocrine Conditions




    Equipment and Procedure

    Emergency Drugs

    Age Specific Preparation of Children for Procedures






    Facts: Guides, Labs and Tools

    Guide to Assessing Cultural Preferences

    Guide to Assessing Pain

    Tools for Pain Assessment

    Guide to Assess Presence of SIRS, Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    Tool for Quantifying Organ Dysfunction

    Laboratory Values

    Tools to Calculate Drug Dosages

    Nomogram to Determine BSA

    Physiologic Formulas

    Tools to Estimate % BSA Burn

    National Safety Patient Goals 2010 — The Joint Commission

  • Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, Clinical Professor, Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
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