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cover image - Priorities in Critical Care Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323320900
Publication Date: 03-05-2015
Page Count: 664
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $108.00

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

by Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, Kathleen M. Stacy, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCNS, FCNS and Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAHA, FCNS, FAAN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323320900
Publication Date: 03-05-2015
Page Count: 664
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $108.00
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With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition, is the perfect fit for your shorter critical care curriculum. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this evidence-based text helps your students identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management to fully prepare your students for success in all aspects of critical care nursing. This new edition also features new case studies, new QSEN-focused call-out boxes throughout the text, a complete digital glossary, revised chapter summaries, and a wealth of new instructor resources including TEACH for Nurses.

    • Evidence-based approach offers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available.
    • UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan.
    • Nursing Management Plans provide a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales.
    • Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications.
    • Concept maps help students understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock.
    • Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders.
    • Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU.
    • Priority Medication boxes offer a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care.
    • NEW! QSEN Evidence-Based Practice boxes use the PICOT framework to cover a timely topic and the research that underlies current patient care.
    • NEW! TEACH for Nurses manual includes unique case studies, outlines, instructor resources, student resources, answer keys, and more.
    • NEW! PowerPoint slides with unfolding case studies have been updated to include interactive questions and sample handoff information in the ISBARR format for appropriate chapters.
    • NEW! Cultural Competency boxes provide information on basic cultural topics, including what cues to watch for and how to better provide culturally competent care.
    • NEW! QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration boxes offer concise guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communications between nurses and other hospital staff.
    • NEW! QSEN Patient Safety Alert boxes highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety.
    • NEW! QSEN Internet Resources boxes identify key organizations and websites for both general critical care practice and for each specific body system.
    • NEW! Key points at the end of each chapter offer a quick study tool for students.
    • NEW! More-detailed objectives now include every disorder covered in the chapter.
    • NEW! Digital glossary on the Evolve companion site help to increase students’ critical care nursing vocabulary.
  • Unit One: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING
    1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient
    2. Ethical and Legal Issues
    3. Patient and Family Education
    Unit Two: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE
    4. Psychosocial Alterations
    5. Sleep Alterations
    6. Nutritional Alterations
    7. Gerontological Alterations
    8. Pain and Pain Management
    9. Sedation and Delirium Management
    10. End-of-Life Care
    Unit Three: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS
    11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    12. Cardiovascular Disorders
    13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
    Unit Four: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS
    14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    15. Pulmonary Disorders
    16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
    Unit Five
    NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS
    17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    Unit Six: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS
    19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    20. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    Unit Seven: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS
    21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    Unit Eight: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS
    23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
    Unit Nine: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS
    25. Trauma
    26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies
    Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care
    Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care
  • Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, Professor and Director, Master’s, Healthcare Informatics, and International Nursing Programs, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, Kathleen M. Stacy, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCNS, FCNS, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, University of San Diego, San Diego, California and Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAHA, FCNS, FAAN, Nurse Scientist, Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stanford Health Care; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California
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