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ISBN: 9780702076565
Page Count: 496
Imprint: Elsevier
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care - Updated Edition Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource

by Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN and Joyce Williams, RN BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert FHEA

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ISBN: 9780702076565
Page Count: 496
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  • Section 1 - General principles of critical care

    1.1: Introduction to critical care nursing

    1.2:    Health and Safety

    1.3: Emergencies and life-threatening conditions

    1.4:    Life threatening complications/ outcomes

    Section 2 - Patient assessment and investigations

    2.1: Identification of patient needs/problems

    2.2: Assessment

    2.3: Haemodynamic monitoring

    2.4: Diagnostic procedures

    Section 3 - Critical care interventions

    3.1:  Medium-technology life-support interventions

    3.2:  High-technology life-support interventions

    3.3: Caring for a critical care patient

    3.4: Intubation and ventilation

    3.5: Transfer of critical care patients

    Section 4 - Common conditions/reasons for admission

    4.1: Physiological processes common to all medical and surgical conditions 

    4.2: Neurological

    4.3: Endocrine disorders

    4.4: Respiratory

    4.5: Cardiovascular

    4.6: Renal

    4.7: Gastrointestinal (GIT)

    4.8: Immunological

    4.9: Burns

    4.10: Poisoning/overdose

    Section 5 - Psychological and ethical care

    5.1: Mental effects of critical care

    5.2: Death and dying in critical care

    5.3: Professional practice issues

    Section 6 - Pharmacology

    6.1:  Medication management

    6.2:     Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

    6.3:  Classification of drugs used in critical care

    6.4: Drug calculations

    6.5: Nurse prescribing


    Further Reading

    Appendix 1 Units of measurement

    Appendix 2 Normal values

    Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculations



  • Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK and Joyce Williams, RN BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert FHEA, Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK
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