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Critical care challenges [electronic resource] : disorders, treatments, and procedures.
imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2003.
description
x, 722 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
158255241X (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2003.
isbn
158255241X (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Cardiovascular system challenges -- Respiratory system challenges -- Neurologic system challenges -- Gastrointestinal system challenges -- Renal system challenges -- Endocrine system challenges -- Multisystem challenges -- Quick reference to vital facts.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
7884415
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Summaries
Main Description
Critical Care Challenges provides comprehensive, up-to-date information to help nurses keep pace with the latest technological advances, newest treatments, most current diagnostic tests, proven standards of care, and evidence-based nursing interventions. Useful to nurses new to critical care as well as experienced critical care nurses who need more in-depth information, the book covers pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, medical treatments, procedures, and nursing interventions. Body-system organization and repetitive entry formats make locating essential information fast and easy. The book contains entries on more than 125 disorders, treatments, and procedures. It includes flowcharts that provide a quick reference to disease development and disorder management, including the AHA ACLS treatment algorithms and AHCPR guidelines. Icons within the text include "Multisystem disorder" (identifies disorder entries that commonly involve problems in multiple body systems), "Alert" (highlights cautions and warnings), and "Age-related concerns."
Main Description
Critical Care Challenges provides comprehensive, up-to-date information to help nurses keep pace with the latest technological advances, newest treatments, most current diagnostic tests, proven standards of care, and evidence-based nursing interventions. Useful to nurses new to critical care as well as experienced critical care nurses who need more in-depth information, the book covers pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, medical treatments, procedures, and nursing interventions. Body-system organization and repetitive entry formats make locating essential information fast and easy. The book contains entries on more than 125 disorders, treatments, and procedures. It includes flowcharts that provide a quick reference to disease development and disorder management, including the AHA ACLS treatment algorithms and AHCPR guidelines. Icons within the text include “Multisystem disorder” (identifies disorder entries that commonly involve problems in multiple body systems), “Alert” (highlights cautions and warnings), and “Age-related concerns.”
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultants
Foreword
Disorders, treatments, and procedures
Cardiovascular system challenges
Respiratory system challenges
Neurologic system challenges
Gastrointestinal system challenges
Renal system challenges
Endocrine system challenges
Multisystem challenges
Quick reference to vital facts
Index
Features: - The latest information on critical care disorders, diagnostic tests, drug therapies, procedures, medical treatments, technological advances, nursing interventions (including evidence-based ones), and more
Alphabetical organisation and repetitive entry formats - for rapid location of information
Disorder entry format: introduction, pathophysiology, comprehensive assessment (history and physical examination findings), diagnosis (common assessment findings plus diagnostic test results), collaborations, treatment and care (medical and nursing care), complications, nursing concerns, and patient teaching
Treatment and procedure entry format: description, equipment and essential steps as appropriate, essential steps, complications, and nursing concerns
Examples: angioplasty, hemodynamic monitoring, hemodialysis
Entries on more than 125 treatments, procedures, and disorders, including the newest ones
Flowcharts that provide a quick reference to disease development (pathophysiology) and disorder management (treatments and procedures), such as the AHA ACLS treatment algorithms and AHCPR guidelines
Numerous charts in all types of entries to help nurses understand treatment effects, differentiation of similar problems, troubleshooting equipment, complications, and more
Illustrations that enhance the nurse's understanding of pathophysiology, assessment techniques, and essential procedural steps
Liberal use of bullets to keep information concise and easy-to-find
Special banner-- "Multisystem disorder" -- to identify disorder entries that commonly involve problems in multiple body systems, such as burns, trauma, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
In-text icons: -- Alert: highlights cautions and warnings-- Age-related concerns: highlights special procedural changes necessitated by age and disease variations by age
Special section: "Quick reference to vital facts," organised alphabetically within the section, includes 200 pages of information that critical care nurses frequently need to review and have at their fingertips, such as electrolyte replacement therapy guidelines, pain assessment tools, life-threatening diagnostic test results, conversion tables, I.V. drip rates, syringe compatibility chart, formulas for dosage calculations, hemodynamic values, and more
selected references
Foreword by the past president of AACN
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