This classic resource for critical care nursing is now a full-color text that provides a thorough examination of all the important aspects of critical care nursing with more appealing illustrations and design elements. Organized in ten units around alterations in body systems, this text's depth and scope will appeal to both novice and expert, while instructors praise its comprehensiveness and depend on its clinical relevance to inform their teaching and practice.
Table of Contents
Unit I Foundations of Critical Care Nursing 1. Critical Care Nursing Practice 2. Ethical Issues 3. Legal Issues 4. Patient/Family Education 5. Psychosocial Issues 6. Sleep Alterations 7. Nutrition Alterations and Management 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. New! Agitation and Sedation Management 10. New! End of Life Issues Unit II Special Populations 11. The Pediatric Patient in the Adult Critical Care Unit 12. High-Risk and Critical Care in Obstetric Issues 13. Gerontologic Alterations and Management 14. Perianesthesia Management Unit III Cardiovascular Alterations 15. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology 16. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment 17. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures 18. Cardiovascular Disorders 19. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management Unit IV Pulmonary Alterations 20. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 21. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment 22. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures 23. Pulmonary Disorders 24. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management Unit V Neurologic Alterations 25. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology 26. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 27. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit VI Renal Alterations 28. Renal Anatomy and Physiology 29. Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 30. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit VII Gastrointestinal Alterations 31. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology 32. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 33. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit VIII Endocrine Alterations 34. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology 35. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 36. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit IX Multisystem Alterations 37. Trauma 38. Shock 39. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 40. Burns 41. Organ Donation and Transplantation 42. New! Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies UNIT X Nursing Management Plans Appendix: Physiological Formulas for Critical Care