Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Other | December 27, 2013

byLinda D. Urden, Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy...

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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 6th Editionis the perfect companion to any critical care course with its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this evidence-based resource helps you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Updated content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management to fully prepare you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing.

  • Evidence-based approachoffers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available.
  • Patient Safety Prioritiesboxesin each therapeutic management chapter highlight important patient safety considerations.
  • UNIQUE!Nursing Diagnosis Prioritiesboxeslist the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan.
  • Nursing Management Plansprovide you with a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales.
  • Evidence-Based Collaborative Practiceboxessummarize evidence-based recommendations for a variety of therapies.
  • Collaborative Managementboxesguide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders.
  • Patient Educationboxeslist the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU.
  • Concept mapshelp you understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock.
  • NEW! Case studieswith critical thinking questionstest your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications.
  • NEW!Priority Medicationboxesgive you a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care.
  • UPDATED! New information on the management of the alcoholic patientand disorders resulting from alcoholism is added to chapter nine.

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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 6th Editionis the perfect companion to any critical care course with its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this evidence-based resource helps you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Updated co...

Format:OtherDimensions:672 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323294146

ISBN - 13:9780323294140

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Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE

1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

2. Ethical and Legal Issues

3. Patient and Family Education

UNIT TWO: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE

4. Psychosocial Alterations

5. Sleep Alterations

6. Nutritional Alterations

7. Gerontological Alterations

8. Pain and Pain Management

9. Sedation, Delirium, and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Assessment and Management

10. End-of-Life Care

UNIT THREE: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS

11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

12. Cardiovascular Disorders

13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

UNIT FOUR: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS

14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

15. Pulmonary Disorders

16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

UNIT FIVE: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS

17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

18. Neurological Disorders and Therapeutic Management

UNIT SIX: RENAL ALTERATIONS

19. Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

20. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

UNIT SEVEN: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS

21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

UNIT EIGHT: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS

23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

UNIT NINE: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS

25. Trauma

26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies

APPENDIXES

A. Nursing Management Plans of Care

B. Physiological Formulas for Critical Care