Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

ISBN-10: 0323052592
ISBN-13: 9780323052597
Edition: 5th 2008
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Description: In this essentials version of the bestselling critical care nursing textbook (Thelan's Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 5th Edition), Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition concisely addresses all of the core critical care  More...

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Book details

List price: $86.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

In this essentials version of the bestselling critical care nursing textbook (Thelan's Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 5th Edition), Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition concisely addresses all of the core critical care nursing topics and helps you identify priorities to effectively manage patient care. Priorities in Critical Care Nursing also covers ethical and legal issues, patient and family education, psychosocial alterations, sleep alterations, nutritional alterations, gerontologic considerations, and end-of-life care. UNIQUE! Determining your diagnosis priorities is simple with Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes accompanying each medical disorder and major medical treatment discussion. UNIQUE! Patient Safety Priorities boxes included in each therapeutic management chapter highlight important patient safety considerations. Collaborative Management boxes guide you through management of a wide variety of disorders. Full-color design and illustrations throughout give you a real-life look at critical care. End-of-Life Care chapter discusses advance directives, palliative care, withdrawal of mechanical ventilation, and organ donation. Hematologic and Oncologic Issues chapter in the "Multisystem Alterations" unit addresses issues related to immunosuppression oncology and hematologic oncology, including disseminated intravascular coagulation, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and tumor lysis syndrome. Evidence-Based Collaborative Practice features summarize evidence-based recommendations for a variety of therapies. Patient Education features guide you in patient education for disorders including stroke, craniotomy, and Guillain-Barr syndrome. Common critical conditions are easily understandable with Concept Maps on conditions including intracranial hypertension, acute respiratory failure, acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage, myocardial infarction, acute respiratory distress syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and septic shock.

Foundations Of Critical Care Nursing Practice
Caring for the Critically Ill Patient
Ethical and Legal Issues
Patient and Family Education
Common Problems In Critical Care
Psychosocial Alterations
Sleep Alterations
Nutritional Alterations
Gerontologic Alterations
Pain and Pain Management
Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management
End-of-Life Care
Cardiovascular Alterations
Cardiovascular Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Cardiovascular Disorders
Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
Pulmonary Alterations
Pulmonary Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Pulmonary Disorders
Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
Neurologic Alterations
Neurologic Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Renal Alterations
Renal Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Gastrointestinal Alterations
Gastrointestinal Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Endocrine Alterations
Endocrine Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Multisystem Alterations
Trauma
Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Hematologic and Oncologic Issues
Nursing Management Plans Of Care
Appendix

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