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Saunders Nursing Survival Guide : Critical Care and Emergency Nursing - Lori Schumacher

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Paperback Published: 30th June 2009
ISBN: 9781416061694
Number Of Pages: 400

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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards.

Key Features

  • Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND?
  • Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting.
  • A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications
  • Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles.
  • Special icons help you focus on vital information:
  • Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations.
  • Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them.
  • Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching.
  • Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient's cultural background.
  • Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study.
New to this Edition
  • What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter.

Review of Hemodynamics
Shock Trauma
Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock
Cardiogenic Shock
Hypovolemic Shock
Neurogenic Shock
Septic Shock
Trauma and Emergency Care
Rapid Sequence Intubation
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Traumatic Brain Injury
Acute Hemmorrhage/Penetrating Trauma
Cardiac Tamponade
Near Drowning
Disaster Preparedness
Cardiovascular System
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Heart Failure
Respiratory System
Non-invasive Ventilation
Mechanical Ventilation
Pulmonary Embolus
Acute Respiratory Distress
Nervous System
Status Epilepticus
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Compression
Gastrointestinal System
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Bowel Obstruction
Liver Failure
Renal System
Acute Tubular Necrosis
Chronic Renal Failure
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Endocrine System
Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
Diabetes Insipidus
Cerebral Salt Wasting
Hematolgic System
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Integumentary System
Necrotizing Fascitis
Code Management (New ACLS Guidelines; Rapid Response Teams)
Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome
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ISBN: 9781416061694
ISBN-10: 141606169X
Series: Saunders Nursing Survival Guide
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th June 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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