Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition,Linda Urden,Kathleen Stacy,Mary Lough,ISBN9780323091787

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Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals. Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily.

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Key Features

  • Consistent organization within each body-system unit allows you to use this book as a one-stop resource for your critical care nursing education, as well as a reference for the relevant assessment techniques, lab values, and patient management principles needed by practicing nurses.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce practice guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care.
  • Case studies in each chapter help you internalize and apply chapter content to clinical situations.
  • Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care.
  • Patient Safety Alerts provide key information for special safety issues to keep safety in the forefront of your mind.
  • Nursing Management Plans of Care appendix provides detailed, clinically-relevant care plans tied to 35 different NANDA nursing diagnoses.
  • Highlighted QSEN content makes it easy to identify QSEN competencies as they relate to critical care nursing.
  • Internet Resources box provides a list of key websites from leading organizations in critical care.

Linda Urden


Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

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Kathleen Stacy


Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

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Mary Lough


Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition

Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing

1. Critical Care Nursing Practice

2. Ethical Issues

3. Legal Issues

4. Genetics and Genomics in Critical Care

5. Patient and Family Education

6. Psychosocial and Spiritual Alterations and Management

7. Sleep Alterations and Management

8. Nutrition Alterations and Management

9. Pain and Pain Management

10. Sedation and Delirium Management

11. End-of-Life Issues

Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations

12. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

13. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment

14. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures

15. Cardiovascular Disorders

16. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations

17. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

18. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment

19. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures

20. Pulmonary Disorders

21. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations

22. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology

23. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

24. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 5: Kidney Alterations

25. Kidney Anatomy and Physiology

26. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

27. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations

28. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

29. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

30. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations

31. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology

32. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

33. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations

34. Trauma

35. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

36. Burns

37. Organ Donation and Transplantation

38. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

Unit 9: Special Populations

39. The Obstetric Patient

40. The Pediatric Patient

41. The Older Adult Patient

42. The Perianesthesia Patient

Appendix A: Nursing Management Plans

Appendix B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care

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