Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, Eighth Edition

Author: Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, et al.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2018
Pages: 1005 plus appendices and index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category A.

This course consists of three quizzes, each worth 26 contact hours.


Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, Eighth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage and clear organization to enhance your understanding of the unique challenges of critical care nursing. It may be especially useful as a review for critical care nurses.

Key Features:

• New enhanced focus on core content directs your attention to routine adult critical care situations and minimizes the attention given to issues treated by specialized facilities.
• New content on post-ICU outcomes has been added to chapters on therapeutic management and disorders to provide you with a more holistic perspective on the critical care patient experience.
• New enhanced Patient Teaching boxes feature more specific and practical content for at-the-bedside patient care.
• Consistent organization within each body-system unit provides a systematic framework for learning and for CCRN and PCCN certification preparation. It also serves as a great reference for clinical practice.
• Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care.

Comments from nurses who completed the last edition: 

• “This book is a wonderful, comprehensive resource ... the tables and boxes are extremely useful for finding quick succinct information ... It would be a great asset to have on the unit for looking up conditions, treatments, etc.”
• “Super review & great resource.” 
• “Excellent book!”

Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing
1. Critical Care Nursing Practice
2. Ethical Issues
3. Legal Issues
4. Genetic Issues
5. Patient and Family Education
6. Psychosocial Alterations and Management
7. Nutrition Alterations and Management
8. Pain and Pain Management
9. Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management
10. End-of-Life Care

Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations
11. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
12. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment
13. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
14. Cardiovascular Disorders
15. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations
16. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
17. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment
18. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures
19. Pulmonary Disorders
20. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations
21. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology
22. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
23. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 5: Kidney Alterations
24. Kidney Anatomy and Physiology
25. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures  
26. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations
27. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology
28. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
29. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations
30. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology
31. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
32. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations
33. Trauma
34. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
35. Burns
36. Organ Donation and Transplantation
37. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

Unit 9: Special Populations
38. The Obstetric Patient
39. The Pediatric Patient
40. The Older Adult Patient
41. The Perianesthesia Patient

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