DescriptionAdaptable to any nursing framework, this classic resource provides clear, comprehensive coverage of every aspect of critical care nursing practice. It's organized in nine units around alterations in body systems, with a focus on evidence-based practice, collaborative management, and patient safety. The depth and scope of this textbook make it a long-lasting value that you will rely on throughout nursing school and well into clinical practice.
AuthorsLinda D. Urden
Kathleen M. Stacy
Mary E. Lough
Table of ContentsUNIT I. FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING * Critical Care Nursing Practice * Ethical Issues * Legal Issues * Genetics in Critical Care NEW! * Patient and Family Education * Psychosocial Alterations * Sleep Alterations and Management * Nutrition Alterations and Management * Pain and Pain Management * Sedation, Agitation, Delirium: Assessment and Management * End-of-Life Issues UNIT II. SPECIAL POPULATIONS * The Pediatric Patient in the Adult Critical Care Unit * High-Risk and Critical Care in Obstetric Issues * Gerontologic Alterations and Management * Perianesthesia Management UNIT III. CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS * Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology * Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment * Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures * Cardiovascular Disorders * Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management UNIT IV. PULMONARY ALTERATIONS * Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology * Pulmonary Clinical Assessment * Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures * Pulmonary Disorders * Pulmonary Therapeutic Management UNIT V. NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS * Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology * Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures * Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT VI. RENAL ALTERATIONS * Renal Anatomy and Physiology * Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures * Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT VII. GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS * Gastronintestinal Anatomy and Physiology * Gastronintestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures * Gastronintestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT VIII. ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS * Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology * Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures * Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT IX. MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS * Trauma * Shock * Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome * Burns * Organ Donation and Transplantation * Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies APPENDIX A: Nursing Management Plans of Care APPENDIX B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care