Critical Care Nursing Diagnosis and Management 7

Author: Linda Diann Urden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323091784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily. New to this edition: Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier. Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter. New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you'll use in practice. New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you'll encounter in a modern critical care unit.

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323320856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unit One: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 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 and Delirium 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 NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS 17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Six: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS 19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 20. Kidney 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 Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Author: Bessie L. Marquis
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781772464
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Delmar s Critical Care Nursing Care Plans

Author: Sheree Comer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766859951
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Real-world nursing care for your critically ill patients, right at your fingertips! Delmar's Critical Care Nursing Care Plans, Second Edition, provides detailed information for nurses who care for patients in the critical care unit. All the information needed to develop specific and effective nursing care plans for the most commonly seen disorders is included. Each care plan presents information to guide users in developing comprehensive, individualized nursing care plans based on solid, scientific understanding of the condition and how it affects each of the patient's body systems. Care plans solicit specific patient data and prompt the user to individualize the interventions, consider cultural relevance, and evaluate the patient's individual responses.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author: Mary Lou Sole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here’s the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing — all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you’ll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you’ll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you’ve learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues — all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Critical Care Challenges

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582552415
Format: PDF, Docs
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Critical Care Challenges provides comprehensive, up-to-date information to help nurses keep pace with the latest technological advances, newest treatments, most current diagnostic tests, proven standards of care, and evidence-based nursing interventions. Useful to nurses new to critical care as well as experienced critical care nurses who need more in-depth information, the book covers pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, medical treatments, procedures, and nursing interventions. Body-system organization and repetitive entry formats make locating essential information fast and easy. The book contains entries on more than 125 disorders, treatments, and procedures. It includes flowcharts that provide a quick reference to disease development and disorder management, including the AHA ACLS treatment algorithms and AHCPR guidelines. Icons within the text include “Multisystem disorder” (identifies disorder entries that commonly involve problems in multiple body systems), “Alert” (highlights cautions and warnings), and “Age-related concerns.”

Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila Drake Melander
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721603445
Format: PDF, Docs
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Containing detailed and up-to-date case studies on critical care conditions with accompanying questions and answers for applied learning of the practice of critical care nursing, this resource allows the reader to hone vital skills that are necessary in a critical care environment.

Diseases and Disorders

Author: Marilyn S Sommers
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803644876
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everything you need to know about caring for patients—in one portable "must have" handbook! Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for the nursing care.