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cover image - Critical Care Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323696784
Publication Date: 03-15-2021
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $111.99

Critical Care Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th 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: 9780323696784
Publication Date: 03-15-2021
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $111.99
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Winner of the 2nd-place American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in emergency/critical care nursing for 2021!

Prepare your students for success in today’s high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings! Urden’s Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 9th Edition helps students understand and apply critical care nursing principles and concepts to clinical assessment, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic management. Known for its comprehensive coverage, this leading textbook uses a logical, body systems organization to address the care of patients with physiological alterations. New to this edition are illustrated Patient-Centered Critical Care features aimed at "humanizing the ICU" as well as Next Generation NCLEX® Exam–style case studies to help students develop clinical judgment skills and prepare for the latest nursing licensure exam. Also ideal for CCRN® and PCCN® exam preparation, this book is a one-stop resource on the concepts and skills required for critical care nursing!

    • Time-tested, high-quality content addresses all aspects of today’s high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing.
    • Consistent organization within each body-system unit provides an efficient framework for learning, for CCRN® and PCCN® certification preparation, and for reference in clinical practice.
    • Comprehensive, evidence-based content is highly referenced and includes internet resources for further research and study.
    • Enhanced Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) integration links text content to QSEN competencies, through the addition of QSEN-related questions in case studies, QSEN-labeled features and boxes, QSEN content icons, and highlighted QSEN information.
    • NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest changes in concepts, techniques, and technology of high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing.
    • NEW! New Facilitating Care Transitions chapter explains how critical care nurses can ensure patient safety and provide family education through all phases and locations of care, during transitions to other units and departments within the facility, and during patient discharge to various sites (e.g., home, hospice, long-term care).
    • NEW! Illustrated Patient-Centered Critical Care boxes highlight a new emphasis on changing the culture of critical care by greater inclusion of the patient and family, with evidence-based discussions of topics such as family meetings, debriefing after a code, patient diaries, creating a calm environment, pet visitation, music therapy, the transition of care, and 24/7 ICU visitation.
    • NEW! 10 Next Generation NCLEX® Exam–style case studies are provided on the Evolve website to help prepare you for the changes in the nursing licensure exam.
    • NEW! Diagnosis and Patient Care Management boxes reflect a new focus on the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP), providing a common language for patient problems using the evidence-based ICNP taxonomy.
    • NEW! Expanded coverage of key trends includes the use of personal protective equipment in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic, special considerations for bariatric patients, oncology, and acute chest syndrome.
    • NEW! Additional coverage of the technology required to monitor the patient and other interprofessional team members assists in the management of the patient and the integration of other QSEN competencies.
    • NEW! Psychosocial and Spiritual Considerations chapter emphasizes the psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing of critical care clients.
    • NEW! Expanded coverage of self-care for healthcare professionals equips new critical care nurses to take the time to care for themselves as well as for their patients.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations improve understanding.
    • NEW! Key Points replace Chapter Summary features for quick reference and study.
    • NEW! Inclusion of Canadian/SI units promotes an international understanding of common laboratory values, with a new Common Laboratory Values appendix.
    • NEW! CCN learning features include three new Concept Maps on protein-calorie malnutrition, burns, and pulmonary embolism; two new Case Studies on burns and facilitating care transition; and two new Patient Care Management Plans on stress overload and impaired spiritual status.
  • UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING
    1. Critical Care Nursing Practice
    2. Ethical Issues
    3. Legal Issues
    4. Genetic Issues
    5. Facilitating Care Transitions  New title/focus!
    6. Psychosocial and Spiritual Considerations  New title/focus!
    7. Nutrition Alterations and Management  New title/focus!
    8. Pain and Pain Management
    9. Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management
    10. Palliative and 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
    Appendix A: Patient Care Management Plans
    Appendix B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care
    Appendix C: Canadian/SI Units
    Special Features
    Index
  • 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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