Understanding the essentials of critical care nursing / Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, PhD, RN, CCRN, Carrie Edgerly MacLeod PhD, APRN-BC.
An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver safe, effective care that optimizes patients’ outcomes Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies concepts and techniques that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are commonly seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, safety initiatives, commonly used medications, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book. The 3rd edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX®-style questions and analytical Why/Why Not features that spark critical thinking and test readers’ understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the text establishes the groundwork students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care. -- publisher
- ISBN: 9780134528908
- ISBN: 0134528905
- ISBN: 9780134146348
- ISBN: 0134146344
- Physical Description: xvi, 623 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
- Edition: Third edition.
- Publisher: NY, NY : Pearson, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
What is critical care? -- Care of the critically ill patient -- Care of the patient with respiratory failure -- Interpretation and management of basic dysrhythmias -- Cardiodynamics and hemodynamic regulation -- Care of the patient with acute coronary syndrome -- Care of the patient experiencing heart failure -- Care of the patient experiencing shock -- Care of the patient following a traumatic injury -- Care of the patient experiencing an intracranial dysfunction -- Care of the patient with a cerebral or cerebrovascular disorder -- Care of the critically ill Patient experiencing alcohol withdrawal and/or liver failure -- Care of the patient with an acute gastrointestinal bleed or pancreatitis -- Care of the patient with problems in glucose metabolism -- Care of the patient with acute kidney injury -- Care of the organ donor and transplant recipient -- Care of the acutely ill burn patient -- Care of the patient with sepsis -- Care for the ICU patient at the end of life.
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