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Critical Care Nursing

A Holistic Approach
Edition: 11
9781496315625
ISBN/ISSN:
9781496315625
Publication Date:
February 2, 2017
2017-02-2
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Selected by Doody’s as a Core Title for Critical Care Nursing in Health Science and deemed as an “Essential Purchase....
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    Selected by Doody’s as a Core Title for Critical Care Nursing in Health Science and deemed as an “Essential Purchase.”​

    Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice!
    Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton’s classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstanding photographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasize the patient as the center of the health care team’s efforts.

    KEY FEATURES
    • NEW! QSEN icons signal pertinent content within the text.
    • Updated Spotlight on Genetics boxes include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders.
    • Updated Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application.
    • Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts and published research, helping readers understand the importance of research-based practice.
    • Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population.
    • Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications.
    • Health History boxes summarize key areas to cover and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
    • Collaborative Care Guides incorporate nursing diagnoses and emphasize outcomes and interventions based on teamwork and collaboration.
    • Online student resources include short videos, animations, review questions, and much more.
    • Lippincott DocuCare , a web-based educational EHR simulation software, available for purchase, further supports your students’ readiness for practice.
  • Specs
    Edition
    11
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781496315625
    Product Format
    Hardcover Book
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Pages
    1176
    Illustration
    424
    Table
    150
    Edition
    11
    Publication Date
    February 2, 2017
    Weight
    5.05
  • Patricia Gonce Morton RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN
    Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's Studies, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
    Dorrie K. Fontaine RN, PhD, FAAN
    President of AACN; Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA
  • Table of contents
    Part 1 The Concept of Holism Applied to Critical Care Nursing Practice

    1 Critical Care Nursing Practice: Promoting Excellence Through Caring, Collaboration, and Evidence
    2 The Patient’s Experience With Critical Illness
    3 The Family’s Experience With Critical Illness
    4 Patient and Family Education in Critical Care
    5 Relieving Pain and Providing Comfort
    6 Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care

    Part 2 Professional Practice Issues in Critical Care

    7 Ethical Issues in Critical Care Nursing
    8 Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing
    9 Building a Professional Practice Model for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing

    Part 3 Special Populations in Critical Care

    10 The Critically Ill Pediatric Patient
    11 The Critically Ill Pregnant Woman
    12 The Critically Ill Older Patient
    13 The Postanesthesia Patient

    Part 4 Special Situations in Critical Care

    14 Rapid Response Teams and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
    15 Disaster Management: Implications for the Critical Care Nurse

    Part 5 Cardiovascular System

    16 Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
    17 Patient Assessment: Cardiovascular System
    18 Patient Management: Cardiovascular System
    19 Common Cardiovascular Disorders
    20 Heart Failure
    21 Acute Myocardial Infarction
    22 Cardiac Surgery

    Part 6 Respiratory System

    23 Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
    24 Patient Assessment: Respiratory System
    25 Patient Management: Respiratory System
    26 Common Respiratory Disorders
    27 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Part 7 Renal System

    28 Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
    29 Patient Assessment: Renal System
    30 Patient Management: Renal System
    31 Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Part 8 Nervous System

    32 Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
    33 Patient Assessment: Nervous System
    34 Patient Management: Nervous System
    35 Common Neurosurgical and Neurological Disorders
    36 Traumatic Brain Injury
    37 Spinal Cord Injury

    Part 9 Gastrointestinal System

    38 Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
    39 Patient Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
    40 Patient Management: Gastrointestinal System
    41 Common Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Part 10 Endocrine System

    42 Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
    43 Patient Assessment: Endocrine System
    44 Common Endocrine Disorders

    Part 11 Hematological and Immune Systems

    45 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological and Immune Systems
    46 Patient Assessment: Hematological and Immune Systems
    47 Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
    48 Common Immunological Disorders
    49 Common Hematological Disorders

    Part 12 Integumentary System

    50 Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System
    51 Patient Assessment: Integumentary System
    52 Patient Management: Integumentary System
    53 Burns and Common Integumentary Disorders

    Part 13 Multisystem Dysfunction

    54 Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    55 Trauma
    56 Drug Overdose and Poisoning
  • Features
    The features of the 11th edition of Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach have been designed to assist readers with practice as well as learning.
    Practice-Oriented Features
    • Considerations for the Older Patient boxes highlight the special needs of this patient population that constitutes the largest numbers of critically ill patients.
    • Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
    • Teaching Guides help the nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, and explain postprocedure or postoperative activities.
    Pedagogical Features
    Learning Objectives , at the beginning of each chapter, help focus the reader's attention on important topics.
    Clinical Applicability Challenges, at the conclusion of each chapter, consists of three to five short-answer questions or a case study followed by three to five short-answer questions.
    New to This Edition
    • New case study/short-answer questions in every chapter guide the reader from knowledge to application. Discussion points for these questions are available on thePoint at http://thepoint.lww.com/Morton11e.
    • Updated Evidence-Based Practice Highlights help the reader to understand the importance of research-based practice and include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts as well as from recently published research.
    • New Spotlight on Genetics boxes appear in selected chapters and include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders. These disorders may be the result of random genetic mutations, genetic mutations caused by environmental influences, or inherited mutated genes.
    Because the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies have become such an important part of every nursing curriculum, a new QSEN icon has been added to pertinent features to highlight this essential content:
    • Patient Safety boxes alert readers to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications that the critical care nurse must anticipate and continuously monitor.
    • Collaborative Care Guides describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient’s illness and minimize complications. The information incorporates nursing diagnoses and emphasizes outcomes and interventions.
    • Evidence-Based Practice Highlights help the reader to understand the importance of research-based practice.
  • Editorial Reviews
    Doody's 5 Star! Review
    "This is the ultimate critical care book. The authors are the most highly revered in this field and the information is current and extremely thorough. The addition of the online version is wonderful. I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in teaching critical care and as a resource in all ICUs. The information is invaluable!" - Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE CNE for Doody's Book Review Service
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