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Intensive Care Nursing
A Framework for Practice
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This new edition of Woodrow's Intensive Care Nursing will be warmly welcomed. Especially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units, this comprehensive text has been developed to be as accessible as possible. Including new chapters on planning for pandemics and transferring patients, it 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. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario 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 specialized 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 high dependency patients, particularly those undertaking further training in the area.


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. Pain Management 8. Pyrexia and Temperature 9. Nutrition and Bowel Care 10. Mouthcare 11. Eyecare 12. Skincare 13. Children in Intensive Care 14. Older patients in Intensive Care 15. Infection Control 16. Pandemic Planning Part 3: Monitoring 17. Respiratory Monitoring 18. Gas Carriage 19. Acid/Base Balance 20. Haemodynamic Monitoring 21. Blood Results 22. ECGs and Dysrhythmias 23. Neurological Monitoring Part 4: Micropathologies 24. Cellular Pathology 25. Immunity 26. DIC Part 5: Respiratory 27. ARDS 28. Alternative Ventilation Part 6: Cardiovascular 29. Acute Coronary Syndromes 30. Cardiac Surgery 31. Shock 32. Sepsis 33. Fluid Management 34. Inotropes and Vasopressors 35. Vascular Surgery Part 7: Neurological 36. Central Nervous System 37. Peripheral Neurological Part 8: Abdominal 38. Acute Kidney Injury 39. Haemofiltration 40. Gastrointestinal Bleeds 41. Hepatic Failure 42. Obstetric Emergencies 43. Transplants Part 9: Metabolic 44. Pancreatitis 45. Diabetic Crises 46. Overdoses Part 10: Professional Issues 47. Professional and Ethical Issues 48. Transfer 49. Managing the ICU 50. The Cost of Intensive Care


ISBN-13: 9781136666469
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publication date: August, 2011
Pages: 608

Subcategories: Critical Care Medicine, Nursing