Critical Care Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Critical Care Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals. Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily.

    • Consistent organization within each body-system unit allows you to use this book as a one-stop resource for your critical care nursing education, as well as a reference for the relevant assessment techniques, lab values, and patient management principles needed by practicing nurses.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce practice guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care.
    • Case studies in each chapter help you internalize and apply chapter content to clinical situations.
    • Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care.
    • Patient Safety Alerts provide key information for special safety issues to keep safety in the forefront of your mind.
    • Nursing Management Plans of Care appendix provides detailed, clinically-relevant care plans tied to 35 different NANDA nursing diagnoses.
    • Highlighted QSEN content makes it easy to identify QSEN competencies as they relate to critical care nursing.
    • Internet Resources box provides a list of key websites from leading organizations in critical care.
      • Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier.
      • Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter.
      • New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you’ll use in practice.
      • New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you’ll encounter in a modern critical care unit.

      Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing

      1. Critical Care Nursing Practice

      2. Ethical Issues

      3. Legal Issues

      4. Genetics and Genomics in Critical Care

      5. Patient and Family Education

      6. Psychosocial and Spiritual Alterations and Management

      7. Sleep Alterations and Management

      8. Nutrition Alterations and Management

      9. Pain and Pain Management

      10. Sedation and Delirium Management

      11. End-of-Life Issues

      Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations

      12. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

      13. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment

      14. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures

      15. Cardiovascular Disorders

      16. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

      Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations

      17. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

      18. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment

      19. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures

      20. Pulmonary Disorders

      21. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

      Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations

      22. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology

      23. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

      24. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management

      Unit 5: Kidney Alterations

      25. Kidney Anatomy and Physiology

      26. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

      27. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management

      Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations

      28. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

      29. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

      30. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

      Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations

      31. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology

      32. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

      33. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

      Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations

      34. Trauma

      35. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

      36. Burns

      37. Organ Donation and Transplantation

      38. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

      Unit 9: Special Populations

      39. The Obstetric Patient

      40. The Pediatric Patient

      41. The Older Adult Patient

      42. The Perianesthesia Patient

      Appendix A: Nursing Management Plans

      Appendix B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care

      Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA, Kathleen M. Stacy, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA and Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA


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