Exploring a range of critical care scenarios, including respiratory failure, neurological/sensory problems, the patient with inflammation/infection, haemodynamics, renal failure, gastrointestinal problems, Critical Care Nursing will enable the reader to apply fundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Each chapter develops knowledge of the related physiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions that are research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretation and critical appraisal skills.
Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essential resource for practitioners faced with complex and challenging patient cases.
1 The patient with acute lung injury (ALI) (Julie Hamilton).
2 The patient requiring complex weaning from mechanical ventilation (Dr. Cheryl Crocker).
3 The patient with fever (Kate Brown).
4 The patient with severe sepsis (Suzanne Bench).
5 The patient following cardiac surgery (Dr. Maureen Coombs).
6 The patient with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to oesophageal varices (Suzanne Sargent).
7 The patient with altered blood glucose (Danielle Fullwood).
8 The patient with increased abdominal pressure (Suzanne Bench).
9 The patient with an acute kidney injury (Annette Davies and Suzanne Bench).
10 The patient in acute pain (Dr. Sinead Mehigan).
11 The patient requiring sedation (Tina Moore).
12 The patient with raised intracranial pressure (Deborah Slade).
13 The patient with delirium (Deborah Slade and Kate Brown).
14 The patient with seizure activity (Clair Merriman).
15 The patient following poisoning (Sue Whaley).
16 The patient with long–term needs (Ruth Cork).
17 The patient requiring end–of–life care (Ruth Cork).