Introduction to critical care Nursing

Published on Jan 1, 2013
Mary Lou Sole18
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Deborah Goldenberg Klein1
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Marthe J. Moseley1
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Part I: Fundamental Concepts. Overview of Critical Care Nursing. Individual and Family Response to the Critical Care Experience. Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care. Part II: Tools for the Critical Care Nurse. Dysrhythmia Interpretation. Hemodynamic Monitoring. Ventilatory Assistance. Code Management. Part III: Nursing Care During Critical Illness. Shock. Cardiac Alterations. Nervous System Alterations. Acute Respiratory Failure. Acute Renal Failure. Hematologic and Immune Disorders. Gastrointestinal Alterations. Endocrine Alterations. Burns.
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