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Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 7e

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 7e

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  • ISBN-13: 9780323377034
  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Release Date: Oct 03, 2016
  • Edition: 7
  • Pages: 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 x 1.0 inches
  • Sales Rank: 27649

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Overview

Find clear, concise coverage of the essential concepts, procedures, and technology of critical care nursing! Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition helps nurses provide safe, effective, patient-centered care in a variety of critical care settings. Evidence-based coverage includes realistic case studies and incorporates the latest advances in critical care. Disorders are conveniently organized by body system or special situation, and nursing management chapters include quick-reference nursing care plans. Designed for one-semester courses, this easy-to-understand textbook will help your students develop clinical reasoning skills and succeed in today’s highly complex critical care environments.

  • An emphasis on QSEN competencies
  • enables you to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide safe, high-quality health care in a variety of high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how research evidence is used to address problems in patient care and includes nursing implications plus AACN’s new system for Levels of Evidence: A, B, C, D, E, and M.
  • Case studies challenge you to apply concepts to the real world, testing your critical thinking skills by asking questions about patient-specific cases with lab results.
  • Nursing Care Plans prepare you for clinical practice by describing patient diagnoses and/or problems, patient outcomes, and nursing assessments and interventions with rationales.
  • Nearly 400 full-color photographs and illustrations visually clarify key concepts for better understanding.
  • Clinical Alerts highlight potential problems and concerns, to improve patient safety and clinical care.
  • Laboratory Alerts emphasize the importance of laboratory test results to critical care nursing. 
  • Pharmacology tables show the actions/usages, indications, dosages/routes, side effects, and nursing implications of drugs commonly used in high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
  • NEW! UPDATED content
  • is included throughout, especially in topics such as nutrition, feeding tube connectors, the new PAD guidelines for pain management, Rapid Response Teams, sepsis guidelines, and valvular disorders and TAVR.
  • NEW! Critical Reasoning Activities are interspersed throughout the text, to better promote development of clinical nursing judgment.
  • NEW! Universal Collaborative Care Plan for the Critically Ill Patient addresses important aspects of collaborative/interprofessional care that apply to virtually all critically ill patients. 
  • NEW! Increased coverage of infection control addresses the QSEN safety competency and helps provide patient protection against the growing threat of drug-resistant infections.
  • NEW! Coverage of cardiac assistive devices includes ECMO and other small, portable, bedside cardiac assistive devices.
  • NEW! Refocused hemodynamic monitoring content emphasizes the noninvasive methods of hemodynamic monitoring that are becoming more prominent.
  • NEW! Increased coverage of palliative care supports the book's strong focus on end-of-life care.
  • Revised Organ Donation chapter is refocused to help nurses provide holistic care to families facing difficult end-of-life choices regarding organ donation, rather than on the details of transplantation procedures. 
  • NEW Patient Problems focus shifts the book’s emphasis from nursing diagnoses to the interprofessional care of patient problems.

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