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Intensive care nursing [electronic resource] : a framework for practice /
Philip Woodrow ; clinical scenarios by Jane Roe.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, c2000.
description
xvi, 576 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0415184568 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, c2000.
isbn
0415184568 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7960261
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-568) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Philip Woodrow is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University.
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Doody's Reviews, September 2000
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Summaries
Main Description
encountered* how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice.Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of nursing teaching, "Intensive Care Nursing "is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.
Main Description
Intensive care is a rapidly developing areas of healthcare. This introductory textbook is written specifically for qualified nurses who are working in intensive care units and also for those undertaking post-registration courses in the speciality. It is structured in four parts: "Fundamentals of Care" explores patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; "Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient" describes the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients;"Pathophysiology and Treatments" illustrates the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered; and "Advanced Nursing Practice" looks at how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. This accessible text: covers all the key areas of knowledge needed; includes fundamental knowledge sections, introductions, chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, extensive and up-to-date references and a comprehensive index; and is clearly written by an experienced university lecturer with a strong clinical background of working in intensive care nursing.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This user-friendly introductory textbook is written specifically for both qualified nurses who are working in intensive care units and also for those undertaking post-registration courses in the speciality.
Back Cover Copy
Intensive care is one of the most rapidly developing areas of healthcare. This introductory textbook is written specifically for qualified nurses who are working in intensive care units and also for those undertaking post-registration courses in the speciality. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in four parts. 'Fundamentals of Care' explores patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; 'Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient' describes the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients; 'Pathophysiology and Treatments' illustrates the more common and specialised disease processes and treatments encountered; 'Advanced Nursing Practice' looks at how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. This accessible text is: *Comprehensive: it covers all the key areas of knowledge needed *User-friendly: it includes fundamental knowledge sections, introductions, chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, extensive and up-to-date references and a comprehensive index *Clearly written: by an experienced university lecturer with a strong clinical background of working in intensive care nursing. He has also published widely in the nursing press *Practically-based: clinical scenarios at the ends of chapters provide stimulating discussion and revision topics.
Main Description
Written specifically for qualified nurses who are specializing in intensive care nursing, this introductory textbook covers the main areas of interest for qualified nurses working in intensive care units, as well as for those undertaking post-registration courses in the specialty.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Fundamental aspects of ICU nursingp. 1
Nursing perspectivesp. 3
Humanismp. 11
Sensory imbalancep. 18
Artificial ventilationp. 32
Airway managementp. 44
Sedationp. 57
Pain managementp. 69
Pyrexia and temperature controlp. 81
Nutritionp. 89
Mouthcarep. 98
Eyecarep. 108
Skincarep. 115
Paediatric admissions to adult ICUsp. 125
Older adults in ICUp. 135
Infection controlp. 143
Ethicsp. 155
Monitoringp. 165
Respiratory monitoringp. 167
Gas carriagep. 176
Acid-base balance and arterial blood gasesp. 189
Haemodynamic monitoringp. 203
ECGs and dysrhythmiasp. 220
Neurological monitoring and intracranial hypertensionp. 245
Pathophysiology and treatmentsp. 263
Cellular pathologyp. 265
Acute myocardial infarctionp. 274
Shockp. 285
Multiorgan dysfunction syndromep. 296
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)p. 301
Nitric oxidep. 311
Alternative ventilatory modesp. 319
Cardiac surgeryp. 329
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)p. 346
Acute renal failurep. 355
Fluidsp. 366
Inotropesp. 379
Haemofiltrationp. 390
Gastrointestinal bleedsp. 403
Pancreatitisp. 412
Neurological pathologiesp. 419
Hepatic failurep. 427
Immunityp. 436
Ecstasy overdosesp. 446
Obstetric emergencies in ICUp. 453
Transplantsp. 462
Hepatic transplantsp. 472
Developing practicep. 479
Professionalismp. 481
Stress managementp. 489
Complementary therapiesp. 499
Managing changep. 508
Managing the ICUp. 518
Cost of intensive carep. 526
Answers to Clinical Scenariosp. 532
Glossaryp. 533
Referencesp. 539
Indexp. 569
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