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Nursing the Critically Ill Adult

Nursing the Critically Ill Adult - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0805325447

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ISBN13: 978-0805325447
ISBN10: 0805325441
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 93
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1993
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Nursing the Critically Ill Adult - 4TH 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805325447

Nancy M. Holloway

ISBN13: 978-0805325447
ISBN10: 0805325441
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 93
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

Nursing the Critically Ill Adult, Fourth Edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new content and many new features that provide students with the knowledge and the skills they need to succeed in today's critical-care environment. To keep pace with the changing times, three new chapters have been added on caring, immunologic disorders, and multisystem disorders. In addition, new content on technology introduces students to the latest technological developments in the critical-care setting. Special Clinical Insights begin each chapter and illuminate the experiences of individual nurses that define caring nursing practice. With its balanced coverage of technology and caring, its up-to-date content, and strong nursing focus, Nursing the Critically Ill Adult thoroughly prepares students for the complex challenges of today's critical-care environment.

  • Three new chapters include Caring: The Essence of Critical Care Nursing (1), Immunologic Disorders (18), and Multisystem Disorders (20).
  • Advances in Critical-Care Technology boxes provide information on cutting-edge technological developments in the critical-care setting, such as the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) and end-tidal CO2 monitoring.
  • Critical-Care Gerontology boxes describe special nursing concerns related to the elderly client such as cardiovascular changes with aging and pneumonia.
  • Nursing Tips are pragmatic pointers from expert nurses that convey practice wisdom to students.
  • Clinical Insights open each chapter. They are powerful first-hand stories of nurses caring for patients and each other.
  • Research boxes apply critical thinking to research studies on important topics.
  • An emphasis on nursing diagnosis helps students develop confidence in applying nursing diagnosis in day-to-day critical-care nursing practice.
  • More nursing care plans cover a variety of conditions including congestive heart failure and ruptured cerebral aneurysm.
  • Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology is integrated into all steps of the nursing process.
  • Critical-care pharmacology is presented in an accessible format to help students recognize the anticipated effects of drugs and nursing responsibilities.
  • Revised organization groups material into a body systems format.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2. Caring: The Essence of Critical-Care Nursing

3. Dimensions in Critical-Care Practice

4 .Neurologic Assessment

5. Neurologic Disorders

6. Neurologic Interventions

7. Pulmonary Assessment

8. Pulmonary Disorders

9. Pulmonary Interventions

10. Cardiovascular Physical Assessment

11. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures

12. Dysrhythmias and Conduction Defects

13. Cardiovascular Disorders

14. Cardiovascular Interventions

15. Renal Disorders

16. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

17. Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders

18. Immunologic Disorders

19. Gastrointestinal Disorders

20. Multisystem Disorders

21. Trauma Appendix

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