Publication Year: 2003
Edition: 1st Ed.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Critical Care Challenges provides comprehensive, up-to-date information to help nurses keep pace with the latest technological advances, newest treatments, most current diagnostic tests, proven standards of care, and evidence-based nursing interventions.
Useful to nurses new to critical care as well as experienced critical care nurses who need more in-depth information, the book covers pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, medical treatments, procedures, and nursing interventions. Body-system organization and repetitive entry formats make locating essential information fast and easy. The book contains entries on more than 125 disorders, treatments, and procedures. It includes flowcharts that provide a quick reference to disease development and disorder management, including the AHA ACLS treatment algorithms and AHCPR guidelines. Icons within the text include “Multisystem disorder” (identifies disorder entries that commonly involve problems in multiple body systems), “Alert” (highlights cautions and warnings), and “Age-related concerns.”