Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, Eighth Edition
Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, et al.
1005 plus appendices and index
Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
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!”
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.
• 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.
Table of Contents:
Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing
Critical Care Nursing Practice • Ethical Issues • Legal Issues • Genetic Issues •. Patient and Family Education • Psychosocial Alterations and Management • Nutrition Alterations and Management • Pain and Pain Management • Sedation, Agitation, and Delirium Management • End-of-Life Care
Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology • Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures • Cardiovascular Disorders • Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management
Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations
Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology • Pulmonary Clinical Assessment • Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures • Pulmonary Disorders • Pulmonary Therapeutic Management
Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations
Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology • Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures • Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 5: Kidney Alterations
Kidney Anatomy and Physiology • Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures • Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations
Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology • Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures • Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations
Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology • Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures • Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management
Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations
Trauma • Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome • Burns • Organ Donation and Transplantation • Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies
Unit 9: Special Populations
The Obstetric Patient • The Pediatric Patient • The Older Adult Patient • The Perianesthesia Patient