Intensive Care Nursing: A Framework for Practice (4th New edition)

Intensive Care Nursing: A Framework for Practice (4th New edition)

By: Philip Woodrow (author)Paperback

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Especially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care units, this comprehensive text has been developed to be as accessible as possible. This fourth edition has been revised throughout to ensure the evidence base is completely up to date and the content reflects contemporary best practice. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. The chapters contain sections outlining the "fundamental knowledge" needed to understand key chapters, "implications for practice" boxes, further reading and resources overviews, "time out" sections for revision and clinical scenarios with questions included. Reviewed throughout by experienced practitioners and teachers, it covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients; the more common and specialised disease processes and treatments encountered; how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with seriously ill patients, particularly those undertaking post-registration training in the area.

About Author

Philip Woodrow is Practice Development Nurse in Critical Care at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, UK.


Part 1: Contexts Of Care 1. Nursing Perspectives 2. Humanism 3. Psychological Care Part 2: Fundamental 4. Artificial Ventilation 5. Airway Management 6. Sedation 7. Acute Pain Management 8. Thermoregulation 9. Nutrition and Bowel Care 10. Mouthcare 11. Eyecare 12. Tiessue Viability 13. Children in Adult ICUs 14. Older Patients in ICU 15. Infection Prevention and Control 16. Pandemic Planning Part 3: Monitoring 17. Respiratory Monitoring 18. Gas Carriage 19. Blood Gas Interpretation 20. Haemodynamic Monitoring 21. Blood Results 22. ECGs and Dysrhythmias 23. Neurological Monitoring Part 4: Micropathologies 24. Cellular Pathology 25. Immunity and Immunodeficiency 26. Haemostasis Part 5: Respiratory 27. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) 28. Alternative Ventilation Part 6: Cardiovascular 29. Acute Coronary Syndromes 30. Coronary Surgery and Interventions 31. Shock 32. Sepsis 33. Fluid Management 34. Inotropes and Vasopressors 35. Vascular Surgery Part 7: Neurological 36. Central Nervous System Injury 37. Peripheral Neurological Pathologies Part 8: Abdominal 38. Acute Kidney Injury 39. Haemofiltration 40. Gastrointestinal Bleeds 41. Liver Failure 42. Obstetric Admissions to ICU 43. Organ Donation Part 9: Metabolic 44. Severe Acute Pancreatitis 45. Diabetic Crises 46. Self-poisoning Part 10: Professional 47. Transferring Critically Ill Patients 48. Professional Perspectives 49. Managing the ICU 50. Costs of Intensive Care

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138713802
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 24
  • ID: 9781138713802
  • weight: 1182
  • ISBN10: 1138713805
  • edition: 4th New edition

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