ARRHYTHMIAS takes you straight to the practical information you need to care for patients today, such as how to recognize accelerated idioventricular rhythm and how to intervene when a patient has third-degree atrioventricular block. As an added feature, the book also gives you an entire chapter on caring for patients with arrhythmias that result from other conditions, such as asthma and pulmonary embolism.
The new third edition offers a wealth of revised and expanded content that reflects the latest changes in critical care nursing. This edition retains its easy-to-read format and continues to present concise nursing care plans. Research Applications boxes throughout focus on current issues in critical care nursing. An expanded number of Pathophysiology Flow Charts reinforce difficult concepts. New information on Geriatric Considerations is highlighted throughout and Clinical Alerts call attention to concerns from a variety of clinical settings. New Internet Resources are found in each chapter for further research on related topics. Concise Nursing Care Plans are retained from the current edition. Each plan (in table format) presents Nursing Diagnoses, Patient Outcomes, and Nursing Interventions for common critical care disorders and conditions. Research Applications, integrated throughout the text, reference current articles on important issues in critical care including cultural diversity and complementary therapies. Updated drug tablesreflect the most current content. Expanded number of pathophysiology flow charts present students with easy to understand graphic representations of difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with Critical Thinking Questions to help students assess their comprehension of the chapter and give examples of practical applications. The answers and rationales are also found on the IER. Objectives and Summaries are included for each chapter. 262 illustrations An Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM now accompanies the text, and features 1000 Power Point slides, a 500 question test bank, and an electronic image collection of 100 images. It also presents the discussions and rationales to the Critical Thinking Questions and Case Study Questions. A Student Study Guidefocuses on case studies and learning activities to further enhance the application of critical thinking skills. Answers are located at the end of the book. Includes a new chapter on Trauma (Chapter 16) that addresses such injuries as those to the head, chest, and spinal cord. Case Studieswith accompanying questions help students apply the chapters content to real-life situations. Question discussions are presented on the Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM (IER). Clinical Alertscall attention to particular concerns, significance, and procedures in a variety of clinical settings. Geriatric Considerationshighlight the special needs of the older patient in a critical care environment. Internet Resources, located at the end of every chapter, have been added to aid he student further by offering links to chapter-related materials and organizations. Laboratory Alertsdetail common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, and how each relates to the chapter content.
This valuable workbook corresponds chapter-by-chapter to Sorrentino's ASSISTING WITH PATIENT CARE and provides a wide variety of exercises designed to reinforce learning. Includes matching, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions, as well as learning activities, crossword puzzles, and checklists for the procedures from the text.
A vitally important topic made clearer and more accessible than ever. Readers master how to prepare for and respond to every emergency they're likely to encounter. Entries include an introduction, causes, complications, assessment, interventions, and special considerations. Special logos alert readers to emergencies and explain step-by-step actions needed to avert disastrous consequences.
This text on perianesthesia nursing integrates nursing and pharmacologic interventions with detailed pathophysiology. Focusing on research, documentation, and psychosocial considerations, it is a complete resource for preparation for ASPAN certification and clinical practice.
The new edition of this practical text combines a clear and concise format with cutting edge content on introductory pharmacology. Using a consistent, readable format, this resource groups drugs by therapeutic class within body systems chapters to help make comparisons of related medications. Specific drug information is listed in drug reference tables with 100 new drugs added to the fourth edition. Each chapter begins with objectives, key terms, and a chapter overview, and ends with a chapter summary and critical thinking questions that directly apply chapter content to clinical practice. Drugs are grouped by therapeutic class within body systems chapters to help make comparisons of related medications. The consistent format for each drug class features headings for Action and Uses, Adverse Reactions, and Drug Interactions. Nursing implications are included in a nursing process framework with subheadings for Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching. Step-by-step Procedure boxes are provided with clear instructions and illustrations for various routes of drug administration. A comprehensive unit on Mathematics and Calculations is included to enable readers to review math skills needed for medication administration. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter help apply drug information to clinical practice. Drug Reference tables have been updated and provide a clear and consistent reference to individual drug dosage information. A list of Online Resources has been added to the end of each chapter in Unit III for further study and research. The glossary of key terms and page references emphasize and define essential terminology. A separate Disorders Index references disorders for quick access in integrated programs. New icons are used throughout to highlight Clinical Landmines (alerts), Clinical Goldmines (knowledge), Memory Joggers (key points), and Nuggets of Clinical Wisdom (critical thinking). More than 180 illustrations - revised to reflect cultural diversity - explain how drugs work in the body and depict procedures for medication administration. New content has been added on women's health issues, genetics, spirituality, religion, and the latest interactions (including herb/drug) to keep you up-to-date on the most current topics. Case Studies include 12 real-world situations related to various disorders to promote critical thinking skills and the application of content in the clinical setting. 200 new drugs have been added to drug reference tables throughout and include generic name, trade name, and dosage. Expanded content includes drug absorption, adverse drug reactions in children, updated considerations in the geriatric patient, and alcohol, drug, and food/drug interactions. The top 200 Drugs most often prescribed in the U.S. are now included in the front matter along with drug category and page reference.