Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

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W.B. Saunders, 2001 - Medical - 665 pages
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The third edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL CARE NURSING has been expanded and carefully revised to reflect the new concepts and technology which continue to impact critical care nursing. Added to the existing easy-to-read format and teaching features are several new pedagogical aids to reinforce essential management skills in dealing with critical care patients. Two ancillaries will accompany the third edition, including the new Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM and the new Student Study Guide.
  • Concise Nursing Care Plans are retained from the current edition. Each plan (in table format) presents Nursing Diagnoses, Patient Outcomes, and Nursing Interventions for common critical care disorders and conditions.
  • Research Applications,integrated throughout the text, reference current articles on important issues in critical care including cultural diversity and complementary therapies.
  • Updated drug tablesreflect the most current content.
  • Expanded number of pathophysiology flow charts present students with easy to
  • understand graphic representations of difficult concepts.
  • Each chapter concludes with Critical Thinking Questions to help students assess their comprehension of the chapter and give examples of practical applications. The answers and rationales are also found on the IER.
  • Objectives and Summaries are included for each chapter.
  • 262 illustrations
  • An Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM now accompanies the text, and features 1000 Power Point slides, a 500 question test bank, and an electronic image collection of 100 images. It also presents the discussions and rationales to the Critical Thinking Questions and Case Study Questions.
  • A Student Study Guidefocuses on case studies and learning activities to further
  • enhance the application of critical thinking skills. Answers are located at the end of the book.
  • Includes a new chapter on Trauma (Chapter 16) that addresses such injuries as those to the head, chest, and spinal cord.
  • Case Studieswith accompanying questions help students apply the chapters content to real-life situations. Question discussions are presented on the Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM (IER).
  • Clinical Alertscall attention to particular concerns, significance, and procedures in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Geriatric Considerationshighlight the special needs of the older patient in a critical care environment.
  • Internet Resources, located at the end of every chapter, have been added to aid he student further by offering links to chapter-related materials and organizations.
  • Laboratory Alertsdetail common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, and how each relates to the chapter content.

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