An introduction to critical care, this book is focused on elements that are essential for the novice critical care nurse to understand. Safe practice is a recurrent theme and essential safety initiatives are in highlighted boxes with specific issues related to the content in each chapter. Included are the purpose, the rationale, and highlighted recommendations, with a Media Link for more information. NANDA Nursing Diagnoses are also suggested for the disorders and diseases presented to help the reader categorize the nursing problems that may accompany the medical diagnoses.
Table of Contents
chapter 2 Care of the Critically Ill Patient 22
chapter 3 Care of the Patient with Respiratory Failure 47
chapter 4 Interpretation and Management of Basic Dysrhythmias 78
chapter 5 Cardiodynamics and Hemodynamics Regulation 113
chapter 6 Care of the Patient Experiencing Shock or Heart Failure 131
chapter 7 Care of the Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome 151
chapter 8 Care of the Patient Following a Traumatic Injury 183
chapter 9 Care of the Patient Experiencing an Intracranial Dysfunction 208
chapter10 Care of the Patient with a Cerebral or Cerebrovascular Disorder 239
chapter11 Care of the Critically Ill Patient Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal and/or Liver Failure 263
chapter12 Care of the Patient with an Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed or Pancreatitis 307
chapter13 Care of the Patient with Endocrine Disorders 336
chapter14 Care of the Patient with Acute Renal Failure 361
chapter15 Care of the Organ Donor and Transplant Recipient 383
chapter16 Care of the Acutely Ill Burn Patient 413
chapter17 Care of the Patient with Sepsis 445
chapter18 Caring for the ICU Patient at the End of Life 468
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