Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

A Guide for Application and Review

Author: Sheila Drake Melander

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721603445

Category: Medical

Page: 506

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Containing detailed and up-to-date case studies on critical care conditions with accompanying questions and answers for applied learning of the practice of critical care nursing, this resource allows the reader to hone vital skills that are necessary in a critical care environment.
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Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

A Guide for Application and Review

Author: Sheila Drake Melander

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780721689968

Category: Intensive care nursing

Page: 399

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Detailed and up-to-date, this new second edition offers practical case sudies covering a wide variety of critical care problems. Each features questions and answers to help readers sharpen their critical-thinking skills and prepare for the CCRN exam. It features new chapters on blunt abdominal trauma and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and updated case studies reflect new treatment modalities and current critical care pharmacology.
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203309X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

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This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts
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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323320856

Category: Medical

Page: 641

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Unit One: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient 2. Ethical and Legal Issues 3. Patient and Family Education Unit Two: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE 4. Psychosocial Alterations 5. Sleep Alterations 6. Nutritional Alterations 7. Gerontological Alterations 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. Sedation and Delirium Management 10. End-of-Life Care Unit Three: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS 11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 12. Cardiovascular Disorders 13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management Unit Four: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS 14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 15. Pulmonary Disorders 16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management Unit Five NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS 17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Six: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS 19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 20. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Seven: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS 21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Eight: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS 23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Nine: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS 25. Trauma 26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care.
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Thelan's Critical Care Nursing

Diagnosis and Management

Author: Linda Diann Urden

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1247

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Focusing on critical care nursing, this full-color text provides an examination of the important aspects of critical care nursing. It is organized in ten units around alterations in body systems.
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Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Author: Jennifer J. Yeager,Jacqueline Burchum,Laura Rosenthal

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323370004

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Complex pharmacologic information is simple to learn with this complete study resource! Designed to accompany Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition, this robust workbook features critical thinking study questions, case studies, and patient teaching scenarios that help you connect pharmacology concepts with their impact on patient care. Plus, an emphasis on priority nursing care with NCLEX examination-style review questions prepares you for success on the exam. NCLEX Examination-style questions are included in each chapter. NEW! NCLEX-style alternate format questions including prioritization questions, bolster your readiness for the NCLEX Exam while supporting review of core pharmacology content NEW! Increased emphasis on patient safety features questions on safe patient care that challenge you to select appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors. NEW! Detailed rationales for all prioritization questions are included in the answer key and encompass explanations for both correct and incorrect responses.
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AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care - E-Book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455776904

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features
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Critical Care Nursing

Author: Patricia Gonce Morton,Dorrie K. Fontaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496315625

Category:

Page: 1248

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Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach focuses on exactly what the critical care nurse needs to know by pinpointing the nurse,,s role and nursing interventions. This classic text and reference, now in its 11th edition, maintains its popular holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. The book,,s comprehensive, yet manageable coverage begins with the psychosocial concepts of care and progresses through assessment and management of a variety of disorders. Presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application helps students gain competence and confidence in caring for critically ill patients and their families. As always, the patient as the center of the health care team,,s efforts is emphasized throughout. The 11th edition, led by nationally known expert Dr. Morton, provides excellent contributing authors, the latest research in health care and nursing, smart organization of the material with features that promote critical thinking throughout, and outstanding photographs and illustrations to engage learners. The clear, concise writing style, organization of material, and specially designed features like Evidence-Based Practice Highlights, Considerations of Older Patients boxes, and Case Studies with Critical Thinking Study Questions assist students in understanding the pathophysiological basis for illness and the strategies the critical care nurse uses in assessing and managing patients. The text is completely updated with the most current research in health care and nursing education, with an improved art program, and easily navigated design. Critical Care Nursing is the book all critical care students need to strengthen thinking and decision making skills for a successful career in critical care nursing. KEY FEATURES: - NEW! QSEN icon signals pertinent content within the text. - Learning Objectives help students focus on important content. - Case Studies with Critical Thinking Study Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application. - Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population. - Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse of risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications. - Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history. - Collaborative Care Guides, presented in a tabular format containing outcomes and interventions, describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient,,s illness and minimize complications. - Teaching Guides help the critical care nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, explain post-procedure or postoperative activities, or prepare a patient for discharge from the hospital. - Drug Therapy tables summarize information related to the administration and monitoring of drug therapy. - Spotlight on Genetics boxes, appearing in select chapters, help students understand how genetic factors influence disorders. - Nursing Diagnosis boxes use common NANDA terminology to summarize common nursing diagnoses for particular conditions. - Evidence-Based Practice Highlights emphasize the importance of research-based practice.
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Complex Interventions in Health

An overview of research methods

Author: David A. Richards,Ingalill Rahm Hallberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134470568

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Health and human services currently face a series of challenges – such as aging populations, chronic diseases and new endemics – that require highly complex responses, and take place in multiple care environments including acute medicine, chronic care facilities and the community. Accordingly, most modern health care interventions are now seen as ‘complex interventions’ – activities that contain a number of component parts with the potential for interactions between them which, when applied to the intended target population, produce a range of possible and variable outcomes. This in turn requires methodological developments that also take into account changing values and attitudes related to the situation of patients’ receiving health care. The first book to place complex interventions within a coherent system of research enquiry, this work is designed to help researchers understand the research processes involved at each stage of developing, testing, evaluating and implementing complex interventions, and assist them to integrate methodological activities to produce secure, evidence-based health care interventions. It begins with conceptual chapters which set out the complex interventions framework, discuss the interrelation between knowledge development and evidence, and explore how mixed methods research contributes to improved health. Structured around the influential UK Medical Research Council guidance for use of complex interventions, four sections, each comprised of bite-sized chapters written by multidisciplinary experts in the area, focus on: - Developing complex interventions - Assessing the feasibility of complex interventions and piloting them - Evaluating complex interventions - Implementing complex interventions. Accessible to students and researchers grappling with complex interventions, each substantive chapter includes an introduction, bulleted learning objectives, clinical examples, a summary and further reading. The perspectives of various stakeholders, including patients, families and professionals, are discussed throughout as are the economic and ethical implications of methods. A vital companion for health research, this book is suitable for readers from multidisciplinary disciplines such as medical, nursing, public health, health services research, human services and allied healthcare backgrounds.
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Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice E-Book

Concepts and Challenges

Author: Jayne E. Marshall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702068616

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice Concepts and Challenges explores the non-clinical areas of the midwifery curriculum (e.g. law, ethics, leadership, employer-led supervision and professional development) in a helpful, user-friendly format brought to readers by a team of experts under the guidance of Jayne Marshall, editor of Myles Textbook for Midwives. The volume will be suitable for all student midwives, whether undertaking pre-registration education programmes or post-graduate studies, as well as practising midwives preparing for revalidation and/or undertaking CPD. Whilst prepared predominantly by contributors from the UK, Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice Concepts and Challenges will be suitable for an international readership. Specialist contributors ensure accuracy and currency of key information Underlying theory supported by a rich array of helpful learning features such as ‘real-life’ case studies and reflective activities Includes the latest initiatives such as employer-led supervision and the principles of coaching Includes a section on the ICM and EU standards of education and international regulation covering the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Denmark and Norway Explores the global context of the midwife's scope of practice with specific examples from the UK, Canada and the USA Includes discussion of CPD and overseas careers opportunities Annotated reading lists and significant websites provide additional sources of information
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