Manual of Critical Care Nursing: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management

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Marianne Saunorus Baird, Janet Hicks Keen, Pamela L. Swearingen
Elsevier Mosby, 2005 - Medical - 708 pages
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This essential resource provides quick access to the latest information for more than 75 clinical phenomena seen in critical care and is ideal for use in the clinical setting to plan nursing care. Each disorder includes a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions specific to those diagnoses, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. Its convenient outline format and portable size make it the perfect clinical companion.

  • Features a consistent, easy-to-use outline format
  • Portable size makes it a very practical clinical reference
  • Covers more than 75 critical care conditions/disorders
  • Includes the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses

  • Includes new sections that cover obstetric emergencies, hypothyroidism, bioterrorism, and emerging infections, including CNS infections, such as the SARS, West Nile Virus, and the Avian Flu
  • Contains a new appendix on pharmacology
  • Features the most recent Nursing Intervention Classifications (NICs)

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General Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill
Sedating and Paralytic Agents
Alterations in Consciousness

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