The MANUAL OF PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE provides a quick reference to pertinent clinical information needed in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Filled with the most up-to-date policies, practices, and procedures, the manual makes extensive use of illustrations, tables and boxes for quick review of essential critical care. It provides nursing interventions for the critically ill child, content on psychosocial issues and family needs, and PICU instrumentation.
Authored by an international expert in pediatric critical care who has incorporated the most up to-date policies, practices, and procedures into the text. Provides manageable summaries so that clinical information needed in PICU's can be quickly referenced. Contains more than 300 illustrations, tables, and boxes to aid in quick referencing of essential critical care information. Provides anatomy and physiology reviews to ensure complete understanding. Contains up-to-date information on nursing interventions that aids in the formulation of appropriate policy and accurate decision-making. Has many updated drug tables for the most current pharmacotherapy interventions. Includes content on psychosocial issues, family needs, and PICU instrumentation to prepare the nurse for the realities of working in a pediatric critical care unit. Features a chapter on burns to assist the pediatric critical care nurse in the care of a child with severe burns. Suggested resource lists provide a practical reference supplement for more detailed conditions.
By Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN
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