A valuable, easy-to-use, hands-on, crucial resource for nurses who provide care for patients with critical respiratory problemsespecially those who have artificial airways and who may be assisted by mechanical ventilation. Chapters on assessment and nursing interventions provide accurate, current information to assist the nurse in making sound clinical judgments. The specific diseases discussed are usually seen in patients in the critical care areas; however, The book will also be helpful to nurses who care for patients with respiratory disorders admitted to general medical-surgical units or extended care facilities, As well as those receiving care in the home.
What began as a compilation of author notes from a real critical care hospital practice setting is now a pocket-sized powerhouse for critical care nurses and students! Quick Reference to Critical Care, 4th edition, provides thoroughly updated critical care content and updated cross-references with page numbers for even quicker reference and ease of use. Information is organized by body system, with each part presented alphabetically for fast, easy access. Full of fast facts, mnemonics, and over 200 images and tables!
This quick reference for nurses in the critical care setting shows how to identify cardiac dysrhythmias and how to select and implement the appropriate nursing intervention. This invaluable reference also helps you to quickly assess and identify the correct rhythm so that further degeneration of the existing rhythm and its complications can be avoided.
This comprehensive and handy reference provides quick and easy access to crucial clinical data. It includes assessment, and nursing diagnoses and interventions. Pharmacology and laboratory tests are addressed, and it is conveniently organized by body system.
The fifth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting. It features extensive cross referencing to prevent discrepancy between terms. The text is to the point and is comprised of easy-to-understand terms. The layout features bullets to highlight specific information, provides Remember notations to emphasize important facts, and incorporates sun rhymes to help with reader retention."