Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing, A Guide for Application and Review, 3rd Edition

Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing

3rd Edition A Guide for Application and Review

By Sheila Drake Melander, RN, DSN, ACNP-C, FCCM, Associate Professor, Nursing Coordinator, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Nursing, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN


UNIT I: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS
1. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Thrombolytic Therapy in Myocardial Infarction
2. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
3. Cardiogenic Shock and Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
4. Non-Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction
5. Heart Failure
6. Carotid Endarterectomy
7. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
8. New! Cardiac Trauma and Cardiac Tamponade

UNIT II: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS
9. Pulmonary Embolism
10. Pulmonary Contusion
11. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Pneumonia
12. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

UNIT III: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS
13. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Aneurysm
14. Head Trauma and Subdural Hematoma
15. Epidural Hematoma

UNIT IV: RENAL ALTERATIONS
16. Acute Renal Failure
17. Chronic Renal Failure and Renal Transplantation

UNIT V: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS
18. Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding
19. Acute Pancreatitis
20. Peritonitis
21. Esophageal Varices

UNIT VI: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS
22. Adrenal Crisis
23. Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone
24. Diabetic Ketoacidosis

UNIT VII: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS
25. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
26. Sepsis/Septic Shock
27. Burns
28. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
29. Blunt Abdominal Trauma
30. New! Hypertensive Crisis/Emergency
31. New! Drug Overdose
32. New! Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
33. New! End of Life Issues