Introduction to Critical Care Nursing Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition
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Start here to master the concepts, technology, and procedures of critical care nursing! Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 8th Edition prepares you to provide safe, effective, patient-centered care in a variety of high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings. Evidence-based coverage includes realistic case studies and incorporates the latest advances in critical care. Disorders are conveniently organized by body system or special situation, and nursing management chapters include quick-reference nursing care plans. This clear, concise textbook will help you develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning skills needed for success in today's highly complex critical care environments.
- Critical Reasoning Activities are included throughout the text, promoting development of clinical nursing judgment to help you prepare for the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Exam.
- Emphasis on QSEN competencies enables you to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide safe, high-quality health care in a variety of high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
- Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how research evidence is used to address problems in patient care and includes nursing implications plus AACN’s new system for Levels of Evidence: A, B, C, D, E, and M.
- Universal Collaborative Plan of Care for the Critically Ill Patient addresses key aspects of collaborative/interprofessional care that apply to virtually all critically ill patients.
- Individual Plans of Care prepare you for clinical practice by describing patient problems, patient outcomes, and nursing assessments and interventions with rationales.
- Case studies challenge you to apply concepts to the real world, testing your clinical nursing judgment by asking questions about patient-specific cases with lab results.
- Clinical Alerts highlight potential problems and concerns to improve patient safety and clinical care.
- Laboratory Alerts emphasize the importance of laboratory test results to critical care nursing.
- Medication tables show the actions/usages, indications, dosages/routes, side effects, and nursing implications of medications commonly used in critical care settings.
- Coverage of cardiac assistive devices includes the ECMO device for extracorporeal life support, as well as other small, portable, bedside cardiac-assistive devices.
- Hemodynamic monitoring content now emphasizes the noninvasive methods of hemodynamic monitoring that are becoming more prominent.
- Coverage of infection control addresses the QSEN safety competency and helps provide patient protection against the growing threat of drug-resistant infections.
- Nearly 300 full-color photographs and drawings visually clarify key concepts and equipment for better understanding of today’s complex critical care environment.
- Coverage of palliative care supports the book's strong focus on end-of-life care.
- NEW! Study Break questions in NCLEX® Exam-style, multiple-choice format break up the chapters into easy-to-read content "chunks" and make it easy to check your understanding, with answers and rationales in the back of the book.
- NEW! Transplant Considerations boxes highlight essential considerations for patient care in preparation for organ transplantation, and REVISED Organ Donation chapter focuses on a practical evaluation of dying patients for organ donation and preservation.
- UPDATED illustrations include photos of state-of-the art equipment to familiarize you with the modern, high-tech critical care environment.
- NEW! Emphasis on patient problems (in lieu of NANDA diagnoses) promotes interprofessional collaborative practice by using terms that are easily understood by various members of the healthcare team.
- UPDATED content on drug addiction and the opioid crisis in the pain, cardiac, and trauma chapters equips you to address this growing healthcare challenge.
- UPDATED coverage of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic shortages addresses drug supply limitations and substitutions in drugs, equipment, and procedures.
- UPDATED considerations for LGBTQ+ clients include family and end-of-life issues, such as the consent to treat, who can be in the patient’s room, and who has the right to withdraw treatment.
- NEW! Enhanced, application-level questions on the companion Evolve website emphasize prompt recognition of changing trends in patient parameters.
- UPDATED Lifespan Considerations: Older Adults boxes highlight gerontology and address the "graying" of our population, and UPDATED Genetics boxes feature a new Genetic Concepts box.
- EXPANDED coverage reflects important new trends including interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, immigrant health, and value-based healthcare and its implications.
PART I: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
1. Overview of Critical Care Nursing
2. Patient and Family Response to the Critical Care Experience
3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing
4. Palliative and End-of-Life Care
5. Organ Donation
PART II: TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL CARE NURSE
6. Comfort and Sedation
7. Nutritional Therapy
8. Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management
9. Hemodynamic Monitoring
10. Ventilatory Assistance
11. Rapid Response Teams and Code Management
PART III: NURSING CARE DURING CRITICAL ILLNESS
12. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
13. Cardiovascular Alterations
14. Nervous System Alterations
15. Acute Respiratory Failure
16. Acute Kidney Injury
17. Hematological and Immune Disorders
18. Gastrointestinal Alterations
19. Endocrine Alterations
20. Trauma and Surgical Management
Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM, Dean and Professor, Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida; Nurse Scientist, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, Deborah Goldenberg Klein, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, FAHA, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Coronary ICU, Heart Failure ICU, and Cardiac Short Stay/PACU/CARU, Cleveland Clinic; Clinical Preceptor, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and Marthe J. Moseley, PhD, RN, CCNS, Associate Director Clinical Practice, Office of Nursing Services, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, Veterans Healthcare Administration, Washington, DC; Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah; Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas