9780323063760

Manual of Critical Care Nursing

  • ISBN 13:

    9780323063760

  • ISBN 10:

    0323063764

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/29/2010
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science

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Summary

It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, patient teaching, and rehabilitation. A concise, consistent format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes. Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units.Chapter outlines provide easy reference to care plans and other key information.A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus.Unique! Gerontology icons and boxes highlight considerations relating to the care of older adults.Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care.Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses are marked with an icon, and provide familiarity with NANDA terminology.Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting. Revised format mirrors a practicing nurse's approach to patient care, and makes it easier to find information.Unique! Quality Indicators and Measures tables summarize performance measures and highlight interventions associated with the best available patient care guidelines.Unique! Diagnostic Tests tables highlight the definition, purpose, and abnormal findings for each test.Newly formatted care plans incorporate diagnoses, interventions, and desired outcomes in a consistent, logical organizationCollaborative management tables concisely summarize key points while incorporating nationally recognized guidelines.Patient safety alerts and high alerts call attention to issues important to a patient's safety.Colored tabs mark the location of each body system, making topics easier to find.Smaller trim size increases portability for use in the unit or bedside, while enhancing readability.

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