Introduction to Critical Care Nursing


Introduction to Critical Care Nursing



Edited by: Mary Lou Sole, Deborah G. Klein, Marthe J. Moseley.

Contains chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Zara Brenner and Jeanne Powers, Rochester General Hospital: Encodrine alterations.

Illustrated by color diagrams, this undergraduate nursing textbook addresses the ethical and legal issues involved with nursing critically ill patients, introduces techniques for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilatory assistance, and walks through the assessment and treatment of common problems seen in critical care settings. The fifth edition adds evidence-based practice boxes, genetics features, and a chapter on end- of-life care.



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5th Edition

St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders, c2009.

xix, 748 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: RT120.I5 I58 2009

CONTENTS: Overview of critical care nursing / Mary Lou Sole -- The critical care experience / Max Hosmanek and Mary Lou Sole -- Ethical and legal issues in critical care nursing / Jayne M. Willis and Maryjane N. Randels -- End-of-life care / Douglas Houghton -- Comfort and sedation / Mamoona Arif and Mary Jo Grap -- Nutritional support / Melissa L. Hutchinson -- Dysrhythmia interpretation and management / Susan Loyola -- Hemodynamic monitoring / Jana L. Nohrenberg, Marthe Moseley, and Mary Lou Sole -- Ventilatory assistance / Lynelle N.B. Pierce and Mary Lou Sole -- Code management / Deborah G. Klein -- Shock and sepsis / Robin Donohoe Dennison -- Cardiovascular alterations / Marthe J. Moseley -- Nervous system alterations / Deborah G. Klein, Christina Amidei, and Joseph Haymore -- Acute respiratory failure / Carolyn D. Hix and Linda M. Tamburri -- Acute renal failure / Janet Goshorn -- Hematological and immune disorders / Patricia B. Wolff -- Gastrointestinal alterations / Carl Laffoon and Marthe J. Moseley -- Endocrine alterations / Zara R. Brenner and Jeanne Powers -- Trauma and surgical management / Mary Beth Flynn Makic -- Burns / Karla S. Ahrns-Klas.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing