Quick Reference to Critical Care

Sharpen your critical care skills, with the fully updated Quick Reference to Critical Care, fifth 5th edition. This well-illustrated pocket guide covers the full range of critical care scenarios, listing each disorder, medication, test, or device alphabetically by body system. Each entry supports the latest evidence-based nursing procedures and stabilization practices, all formatted in a

Sharpen your critical care skills, with the fully updated Quick Reference to Critical Care, fifth 5th edition. This well-illustrated pocket guide covers the full range of critical care scenarios, listing each disorder, medication, test, or device alphabetically by body system. Each entry supports the latest evidence-based nursing procedures and stabilization practices, all formatted in a convenient quick-read outline. Get immediate on-the-job answers to your critical care questions, with this comprehensive quick-use guide.
 
Get on-the-spot, critical care direction and data …
 
·         NEW neurological content: Salt table on sodium imbalances, table on intercranial hypertension treatments, lumbar puncture, the Ommaya reservoir, stroke, and more
·         NEW cardiovascular content: cardiomyopathy, cardiac surgery, new closure devices, EKGs, endovascular embolization, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, shock topics, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, ventricular assist device, hypothermia, and more
·         NEW pulmonary content: capnography, oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS), and more
·         NEW GI/GU content: intra-abdominal pressure management, lab abnormalities in acute liver failure, table for calculating body mass, and more
·         NEW renal content: the Quinton catheter in hemodialysis and new CDC guidelines
·         NEW endocrine content: metabolic syndrome
·         NEW hematologic content: clotting cascade and clotting factor, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Ebola virus, AIDS treatments, plasmaphoresis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and more
·         NEW content on drugs, labs, and imaging; dressing options for wound care
·         NEW updated hotline phone numbers
·         More than 350 illustrations – Figures, algorithms, photos, drawings, and tables
·         Get vital information fast with the quick reference format that ICU nurses have relied on for decades:
·         Read-at-a-glance bulleted outline format enables quick comprehension
·         Extensive cross-referencing for additional, related information
·         Chapters for each body system with disorders and injuries listed in alpha order
·         Tables and charts with vital info on medication, dosing, conversions, compatibilities, lab tests, and more
·         Remember feature notes important points to aid easy recall