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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care


This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format.

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Key Features

    •  Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly
    • Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice
    • Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts

Published Reviews

    "This survival guide is ideally sized and proving popular with critical care nurses...It is packed with succinctly presented information, and answers many of the questions that arise in practice or that a less experienced nurse may feel uneasy about asking."

    Nursing Standard, 12 May 2010

Author Information

    By Sharon L. Edwards, RGN, DipN(Lon), MSc, PGCEA, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Studies, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Buckinghamshire, UK and Mimma Sabato, BSc(Hons), MA, PgDL, RGN , Barrister

Customer Reviews

A Nurse
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 476 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10417-6
  • Copyright: 2009