Real World Nursing Survival Guide Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

ISBN-10: 0721603742

ISBN-13: 9780721603742

Edition: 2005

List price: $39.95
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The latest title in the unique Real World Nursing Survival Guide series, this fun and engaging book prepares readers to manage all of the common health care problems they'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach guides readers through each body system, maintaining a focus on current practice standards throughout. Each chapter organizes material on disorders from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care situations. A unique presentation of content narrows the gap between the knowledge that students garners from their nursing school education and the wisdom students needs to survive in the real world. More than 150 NCLEX-style questions are included throughout the book, so students can test their knowledge and review those concepts they find difficult in each chapter. Material is presented using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage nursing students of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles. A consistent chapter format using the headings What it is, What you need to know, What you do, and Do you understand? breaks down information into small units and reinforces an effective thinking process. Special icons for Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, Cautions, Monitoring and Initial Treatment help students quickly identify special content in the chapter. Memory-reinforcing mnemonic devices and a variety of interactive activities including fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles promote student learning. Answers are included at the bottom of the page. Prioritized content is reflected, identified, and reviewed by nursing students. Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in parentheses and in a second color after the layperson's explanation to expose students to the terminology they will hear in the hospital setting. Boxed Take Home Points provide the benefit of years of nursing experience that students can use to prepare for their clinical rotation. A full-color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications. Original cartoon-character illustrations and a cartoon lioness walk students through difficult subjects with a lighthearted approach to engage students in learning. Bridging the gap between nursing school and practice in the "real world," The Real World Nursing Survival Guide series consists of readable and student-friendly study aids that break down essential information into a manageable format to help students learn and retain key information. Unique features includes a consistent use of standard headings, special icons for important information, boxed take home points, and a special cartoon character that walks the student through difficult content with a light-hearted approach.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Lori Schumacher, PhD, RN, CCRN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA.

Review of Hemodynamics
Hemodynamics: preload, afterload, contractility
Emergency and Trauma care
Shock Trauma
Anaphylactic Shock
Cardiogenic Shock
Hypovolemic Shock
Neurogenic Shock
Septic Shock
Trauma and Emergency Care
Rapid sequence intubation/induction
Increased intracranial pressure
Traumatic brain injury
Brain attack (stroke)
Acute hemorrhage (GSW)
Cardiac tamponade
Spinal cord compression
Near drowning
Seat belt trauma
Critical care
Cardiovascular System
Acute myocardial infarction
Heart failure
Respiratory System
Mechanical ventilation
Pulmonary embolus
Nervous System
Spinal cord injury: autonomic dysreflexia
Gastrointestinal System
GI bleed
Bowel obstruction
Liver failure
Renal System
Acute tubular necrosis
Chronic renal failure
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
Endocrine System
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetes insipidus
Cerebral salt wasting
Hematologic System
Acute sepsis
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
Integumentary System
Wound care
Necrotizing fasciitis
Code management
Multisystem organ failure/dysfunction (MODS)
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