Critical Care Nursing, Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition

Critical Care Nursing

7th Edition Diagnosis and Management

By Linda D. Urden, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator, Executive Nurse Leader Graduate Program. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; Kathleen M. Stacy, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist--Intermediate Care Unit, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA; Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA and Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical/Surgical/Neuroscience/Trauma ICU, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA; Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA


Unit 1: Foundations of Critical Care Nursing

1. Critical Care Nursing Practice

2. Ethical Issues

3. Legal Issues

4. Genetics and Genomics in Critical Care

5. Patient and Family Education

6. Psychosocial and Spiritual Alterations and Management

7. Sleep Alterations and Management

8. Nutrition Alterations and Management

9. Pain and Pain Management

10. Sedation and Delirium Management

11. End-of-Life Issues

Unit 2: Cardiovascular Alterations

12. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

13. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment

14. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures

15. Cardiovascular Disorders

16. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management

Unit 3: Pulmonary Alterations

17. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

18. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment

19. Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures

20. Pulmonary Disorders

21. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management

Unit 4: Neurologic Alterations

22. Neurologic Anatomy and Physiology

23. Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

24. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 5: Kidney Alterations

25. Kidney Anatomy and Physiology

26. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

27. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 6: Gastrointestinal Alterations

28. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

29. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

30. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 7: Endocrine Alterations

31. Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology

32. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

33. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

Unit 8: Multisystem Alterations

34. Trauma

35. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

36. Burns

37. Organ Donation and Transplantation

38. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

Unit 9: Special Populations

39. The Obstetric Patient

40. The Pediatric Patient

41. The Older Adult Patient

42. The Perianesthesia Patient

Appendix A: Nursing Management Plans

Appendix B: Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care