Critical Care Skills, A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition

Critical Care Skills

2nd Edition A Clinical Handbook

By Barbara Clark Mims, RN, MSN, CCRN, Coordinator, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Director, Barbara Clark Mims Associates, Lewisville, TX; Kathleen H. Toto, RN, MSN, ACNP, Coordinator, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Laura E. Luecke, RN, BSN, CCRN, Instructor, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Mary K. Roberts, RN, MSN, ACNP, Instructor, Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Jackie Brock Wilmouth, RN, MSN, CCRN, Instructor, Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; and Tracy E. Tyner, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, Instructor, Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX


Part I: Pulmonary
1: Chest Tubes
2: Endotracheal Tube
3: Mechanical Ventilation
4: Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ventilated Patient
5: Noninvasive Ventilation *
6: Oropharyngeal Airway
7: Oxygen Delivery Devices
8: Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
9: Pulse Oximetry
10: Tracheostomy Care
Part II: Cardiovascular
11: Arterial Pressure Monitoring
12: Cardiac Monitoring
13: Cardiac Output (Bolus Thermodilution Method)
14: Central Venous Catheter
15: Defibrillation and Synchronized Cardioversion
16: Doppler
17: Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation
18: Fluid Filled Monitoring Systems
19: Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
20: Continuous Cardiac Output and Svo2 Monitoring
21: ST Segment Monitoring *
22: Temporary Epicardial Pacing
23: Temporary Transvenous Pacing
24: Transcutaneous Pacing
Part III: Intravenous Therapy
25: Administration of Blood and Blood Components
26: Administration of Albumin/Plasma Protein Fraction
27: Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Drug Infusions
28: Nursing Management of Intravenous Catheters
29: Intravenous Push Medication Administration
30: Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
Part IV: Gastrointestinal
31: Enteral Nutrition
32: Nasogastric Tube
33: Small-Bore Feeding Tube
Part V: Musculoskeletal
34: Cervical Immobilization
35: Skeletal Traction
Part VI: Wound Management
36: Burn Wound Management
37: Escharotomy/Fasciotomy
38: Wound Drainage Systems
Part VII: Special Procedures
39: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
40: Epidural Analgesia
41: Intra-abdominal Pressure Monitoring *
42: Intracerebral Oxygen Saturation Monitoring *
43: Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
Part VIII: Specimen Collection
44: Culture Specimen Collection
45: Obtaining an Arterial Blood Gas Specimen: Radial Artery and Dorsalis Pedis Artery Puncture
46: Obtaining Blood for Type and Crossmatch
Appendix A Laboratory Values
Appendix B Clinical Calculations
Appendix C Electrolyte Administration Chart *

* indicates new to this edition.