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Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Kathleen Ouimet Perrin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 18, 2008

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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 1 What Is Critical Care? 1

 

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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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-503559-7