Part of the Nursing Secrets Series®, Critical Care Nursing Secrets is designed to be helpful for both new and experienced critical care nurses. New graduates, novice nurses, or those nurses returning to work in the field will find the book especially helpful in learning the "pearls" or "secrets" of practice. Written in a question-and-answer format, each of the 79 chapters has helpful features such as key points and Internet resources.
9 new chapters: Heart Failure; Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection; Thrombocytopenia: HIT, ITP, TTP; Coagulopathy and Transfusion; Liver, Pancreas, and Renal Transplantation; Rhabdomyolysis; Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mellitus; Endocrine Disorders; and Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.
Written by experts in the field.
Question-and-answer format for concise reading.
Designed for both the experienced and new nurse.
Top secrets listed in the front of book give readers the top 50 key points they should know about critical care nursing.
Key Points boxes in each chapter outlines important points to the reader.
Internet Resources boxes offer readers additional information via the web.
Effective two-color design allows reader to easily find answers.
By Hildy M. Schell, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care, Department of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California; and Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Director, Critical Care/Trauma Graduate Program, Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California
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