Critical Care Nursing: Science And Practice

Paperback | December 6, 2005

bySheila K. Adam, Sue Osborne

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An essential practical guide to all nurses working in intensive care. The second edition of this popular textbook encompasses the knowledge, skills and expertise employed in nursing the critically ill patient. It highlights the priorities of care and the principles of management in a range of problems common in the ICU. The reader will benefit from the strongclinical foundation and the high level of expertise of the authors. Emphasis is placed on the nursing aspects of a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the critically ill patient. The structure of the book allows new students to understand the physiology underlying the patient's condition before concentrating on the priorities of interventions and nursing care.

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An essential practical guide to all nurses working in intensive care. The second edition of this popular textbook encompasses the knowledge, skills and expertise employed in nursing the critically ill patient. It highlights the priorities of care and the principles of management in a range of problems common in the ICU. The reader wil...

Sheila K Adam is at Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, University College Hospitals, London, UK. Susan Osborne is at Independent Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.05 inPublished:December 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198525877

ISBN - 13:9780198525875

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Table of Contents

1. The critical care continuum2. The critical care environment3. The patient within the critical care environment4. Respiratory problems5. Monitoring the critically ill patient6. Cardiovascular problems7. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation8. Cardiac surgery9. Renal problems10. Neurological problems11. Gastrointestinal problems and nutrition12. The systemic inflammatory response, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction13. Trauma14. Haematological problems15. The immune system and the immunocompromised patient16. Endocrine, obstetric and drug overdose emergencies17. Evaluating the effects of care in the critical care unit

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`This is one of the best books I have read which describes Critical Care Nursing in the British health care system. It is written in a constructive and meaningful way, that reflects the real, and more importantly, the relevant problems and issues experienced whilst nursing the critically illpatient in intensive care... This is an excellent book written from the bedside by credible authors who are obviously experienced in intensive care nursing... practical, easy to understand and more importantly describes the real issues within the intensive care environment... This book isrecommended for all nurses working in intensive care. It meets the theoretical and, more significantly, the clinical needs of staff whether experienced or not and it would be useful to all those undertaking a post registration course in intensive care nursing.'Nursing in Critical Care