Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care E Book

Author: Clifford S. Deutschman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323394175
Format: PDF, Docs
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Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, 2nd Edition, presents objective data and expert guidance on managing critically ill patients in unique question-based chapters that focus on best practices. Now thoroughly updated by Drs. Clifford S. Deutschman, Patrick J. Neligan, and nearly 200 critical-care experts, this highly regarded title remains the only book of its kind that provides a comprehensive framework for translating evidence into practice, making it a valuable resource for both residents and practitioners. Tap into the expertise of nearly 200 critical-care experts who discuss the wide variety of clinical options in critical care, examine the relevant research, and provide recommendations based on a thorough analysis of available evidence. Think through each question in a logical, efficient manner, using a practical, consistent approach to available management options and guidelines. Find the information you need quickly with tables that summarize the available literature and recommended clinical approaches. Navigate a full range of challenges from routine care to complicated and special situations. Stay up to date with new issues and controversies such as the redefinition of sepsis • changing approaches to fluid administration • immune suppression in sepsis • monitoring the microcirculation • the long-term sequelae of critical illness • minimizing ventilator associated lung injury • the benefits of evidence-based medicine management guidelines • rapid response teams • and more. Benefit from all-new sections covering persistent critical illness and the role of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in the ICU.

Neuromonitoring

Author: M. Stöhr
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642587070
Format: PDF
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Neurophysiologische Untersuchungsverfahren gewinnen im Bereich der Intensivmedizin immer größere praktische Bedeutung. Das Buch stellt die wichtigsten neurophysiologischen Untersuchungsverfahren dar und beschreibt mit praktischen Bewertungskriterien ihre Einsatzmöglichkeiten - auf der Intensiv-Einheit und im OP, - bei häufigen intensivpflichtigen Erkrankungen und diversen chirurgischen Eingriffen an Kopf und Wirbelsäule, - zur intraoperativen Überwachung und Narkosesteuerung. Mit diesem Buch steht endlich eine praxisorientierte Zusammenstellung aller Neuromonitoring-Verfahren zur Verfügung!

Design for Critical Care

Author: D. Kirk Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136441190
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is now widely recognized that the physical environment has an impact on the physiology, psychology, and sociology of those who experience it. When designing a critical care unit, the demands on the architect or designer working together with the interdisciplinary team of clinicians are highly specialized. Good design can have a hugely positive impact in terms of the recovery of patients and their hospital experience as a whole. Good design can also contribute to productivity and quality of the work experience for the staff. 'Design for Critical Care' presents a thorough and insightful guide to the very best practice in intensive care design, focusing on design that has been successful and benefi cial to both hospital staff and hospital patients. By making the connection between research evidence and design practice, Hamilton and Shepley present an holistic approach that outlines the future for successful design for critical care settings.

MRT des Bewegungsapparats

Author: Martin Vahlensieck
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3132001643
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Vertiefen Sie sich systematisch in die MRT des Bewegungsapparats: + Alles zum exakten Vorgehen: MR-Untersuchungstechnik mit Lagerung, Spulenwahl, Sequenzfolge + Normale MRT-Anatomie + Pathologische Befunde mit anschaulichen Schemazeichnungen + Fehlermöglichkeiten bei der Bildinterpretation + Alles zur "Software" der MRT: tabellarische Untersuchungsprotokolle für die verschiedenen Regionen + Zum schnellen Nachschlagen: Differenzialdiagnose-Tabellen für die Abgrenzung der Befunde + Klinische Wertigkeit und Vergleich mit anderen Verfahren + Neue MR-Techniken: MR-Neurografie, MR-Myelografie, MR-Prothesenbildgebung, Diffusionsbildgebung und DWIBS, quantitative MRT, mDIXON + Neuestes Bildmaterial: mehr als 1900 Abbildungen in eindrucksvoller Qualität

AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing E Book Version to be sold via e commerce site

Author: AACN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author: Mary Lou Sole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294022
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Here’s the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing — all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you’ll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you’ll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you’ve learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues — all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323320856
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Unit One: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient 2. Ethical and Legal Issues 3. Patient and Family Education Unit Two: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE 4. Psychosocial Alterations 5. Sleep Alterations 6. Nutritional Alterations 7. Gerontological Alterations 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. Sedation and Delirium Management 10. End-of-Life Care Unit Three: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS 11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 12. Cardiovascular Disorders 13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management Unit Four: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS 14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 15. Pulmonary Disorders 16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management Unit Five NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS 17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Six: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS 19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 20. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Seven: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS 21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Eight: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS 23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Nine: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS 25. Trauma 26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care.

Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults

Author: Marquis D. Foreman PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826114099
Format: PDF, Kindle
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This evidence-based book is an excellent reference for ensuring high-quality management of the elderly and of their particular needs in the critical care setting." --AJN "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder problems and care: physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that can be used as a text or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This book is an evidence-based, best-practices guide that directs the bedside care of critically ill elders. The book serves as a reference on major clinical issues for nurses working at the forefront of care-from nurses in critical care and step-down units to those in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators at all degree levels will also find this book to be useful as a textbook and resource for students. The authors provide evidence-based, practical guidelines for both the complex clinical and management aspects of care. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all the issues caregivers need to be up to date on, including the standards of practice for geriatric care, new technologies, pharmacotherapy, pain management issues, ethical issues, and much more. Key topics discussed: Strategies for patient safety for older patients in the intensive care setting Family responses to critical care of the older adult Infection, sepsis, and immune function Understanding and managing sleep disorders in older patients in the ICU Heart failure in the critically ill older patient Substance abuse and withdrawal in elderly patients

Critical Care Nursing E Book

Author: Linda D. Urden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294138
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals. Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily. Consistent organization within each body-system unit allows you to use this book as a one-stop resource for your critical care nursing education, as well as a reference for the relevant assessment techniques, lab values, and patient management principles needed by practicing nurses. Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce practice guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care. Case studies in each chapter help you internalize and apply chapter content to clinical situations. Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care. Patient Safety Alerts provide key information for special safety issues to keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Nursing Management Plans of Care appendix provides detailed, clinically-relevant care plans tied to 35 different NANDA nursing diagnoses. Highlighted QSEN content makes it easy to identify QSEN competencies as they relate to critical care nursing. Internet Resources box provides a list of key websites from leading organizations in critical care. Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier. Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter. New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you’ll use in practice. New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you’ll encounter in a modern critical care unit.