Critical Care Nursing, 8th Edition
Make it easy for students to understand and master the unique challenges of critical care nursing with Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 8th Edition. Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, this market-leading textbook gives nursing students a solid foundation for understanding the realities and challenges of today’s critical care settings. This new edition features enhanced integration of the QSEN competencies and interprofessional collaborative practice, plus expanded coverage of leadership, post-ICU outcomes, and highly contagious infections. Revamped Case Studies, Patient Teaching boxes, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, Patient Safety Alerts, and other learning tools further develop students’ critical thinking skills and prepare them for success in high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
- UNIQUE! Nursing management plans of care feature approximately 35 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to provide a detailed, ready-to-use, clinically current reference for safe, effective patient care.
- Consistent organization within each body-system unit provides a systematic framework for learning and for CCRN and PCCN certification preparation. It also serves as a great reference for clinical practice.
- Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care.
- NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration makes it easier to link text content to the various QSEN competencies through the addition of QSEN-related questions in case studies, retitled features and boxes, QSEN content icons, and highlighted QSEN information throughout.
- UNIQUE! Integration of interprofessional collaborative practice incorporates the various IPEC competencies — such as Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles & Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams & Teamwork — into the text content and case studies.
- NEW! Enhanced focus on core content directs readers’ attention to routine adult critical care situations and minimizes the attention given to issues treated by specialized facilities.
- NEW! Revamped case studies feature updated scenarios and information to reflect the current "flavor" of high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings — with patients being seen in a variety of settings. These scenarios help readers "scaffold" learning and apply chapter content to true-to-life clinical situations.
- NEW! Content on post-ICU outcomes has been added to chapters on therapeutic management and disorders to provide readers with a more holistic perspective on the critical care patient experience.
- NEW! Expanded leadership content places a fresh focus on the emerging importance of nursing leadership to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
- NEW! Added content on highly contagious infections has been incorporated into the chapter on sepsis to keep readers abreast of this ever-changing area of interest.
- NEW! Links to 15 sample skills from Elsevier Clinical Skills give readers a foundation in mastering critical care skills.
- NEW! Enhanced Patient Teaching boxes feature more specific and practical content for at-the-bedside patient care.
- NEW! Additional animations have been added to the Evolve companion website.
- NEW! Updated content throughout reflects changes in nursing, medical, and collaborative care of patients in high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing 1. Critical Care Nursing Practice 2. Ethical Issues 3. Legal Issues 4. Genetic Issues 5. Patient and Family Education 6. Psychosocial Alterations and Management 7. Nutrition Alterations and Management 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management 10. End-of-Life Care
Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations 11. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology 12. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment 13. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures 14. Cardiovascular Disorders 15. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations 16. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 17. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment 18. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures 19. Pulmonary Disorders 20. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations 21. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology 22. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 23. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 5: Kidney Alterations 24. Kidney Anatomy and Physiology 25. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 26. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations 27. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology 28. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 29. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations 30. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology 31. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 32. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations 33. Trauma 34. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 35. Burns 36. Organ Donation and Transplantation 37. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies
Unit 9: Special Populations 38. The Obstetric Patient 39. The Pediatric Patient 40. The Older Adult Patient 41. 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 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, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice and Simulation, University of San Diego, San Diego, California and Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, FCCM, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stanford Health Care, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California