Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice

Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice

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By (author) Sheila K. Adam, By (author) Sue Osborne

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 552 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 34mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 29 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198525877
  • ISBN 13: 9780198525875
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: numerous black and white line illustrations, tables diagrams and 1 half tone
  • Sales rank: 252,677

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An essential practical guide to all nurses working in intensive care. The second edition of this popular textbook encompasses the knowledge, skills and expertise employed in nursing the critically ill patient. It highlights the priorities of care and the principles of management in a range of problems common in the ICU. The reader will benefit from the strong clinical foundation and the high level of expertise of the authors. Emphasis is placed on the nursing aspects of a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the critically ill patient. The structure of the book allows new students to understand the physiology underlying the patient's condition before concentrating on the priorities of interventions and nursing care.

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The book is of great value to both experienced and new critical care staff in an educational situation...It succeeds in giving a broad and highly informative view on the critical care environment and stretches the experienced nurse to consider more effective and optimized care, raising the standards of care and familiarizing the reader with a holistic approach to the management of critical care patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol 96, No 4 This textbook is ideal for nurses who want to understand practical issues that may be experienced while caring for the critically ill at the bedside ... I felt the book was easy to read and kept me interested, and I would recommend it to my colleagues. ccforum.com A well laid out and comprehensive text for those embarking on a career in critical care nursing. Nursing Standard, Vol 20, No 23 The book provides a good general overview and a base knowledge of the areas covered... The test yourself sections at the end of the chapters are useful to check knowledge and understanding with answers provided. The information is evidence based with a comprehensive reference list and bibliography provided at the end of each chapter. Nursing Times

Table of contents

1. The critical care continuum ; 2. The critical care environment ; 3. The patient within the critical care environment ; 4. Respiratory problems ; 5. Monitoring the critically ill patient ; 6. Cardiovascular problems ; 7. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation ; 8. Cardiac surgery ; 9. Renal problems ; 10. Neurological problems ; 11. Gastrointestinal problems and nutrition ; 12. The systemic inflammatory response, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction ; 13. Trauma ; 14. Haematological problems ; 15. The immune system and the immunocompromised patient ; 16. Endocrine, obstetric and drug overdose emergencies ; 17. Evaluating the effects of care in the critical care unit