Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing , 2nd Edition

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

2nd Edition

By Lori Schumacher, PhD, RN, CCRN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA and Cynthia C. Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


1. Review of Hemodynamics

2. Shock Trauma

a. Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock

b. Cardiogenic Shock

c. Hypovolemic Shock

d. Neurogenic Shock

e. Septic Shock

3. Trauma and Emergency Care

a. Rapid Sequence Intubation

b. Increased Intracranial Pressure

c. Traumatic Brain Injury

d. Acute Hemmorrhage/Penetrating Trauma

e. Cardiac Tamponade

f. Hypothermia

g. Near Drowning

h. Overdose

i. Disaster Preparedness

4. Cardiovascular System

a. Angina

b. Acute Coronary Syndrome

c. Heart Failure

5. Respiratory System

a. Non-invasive Ventilation

b. Mechanical Ventilation

c. Pulmonary Embolus

d. Acute Respiratory Distress

6. Nervous System

a. Seizure

b. Status Epilepticus

c. Meningitis

d. Spinal Cord Injuries

e. Spinal Cord Compression

7. Gastrointestinal System

a. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

b. Bowel Obstruction

c. Pancreatitis

d. Liver Failure

8. Renal System

a. Acute Tubular Necrosis

b. Chronic Renal Failure

c. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

9. Endocrine System

a. Hyperglycemia

b. Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

c. Diabetes Insipidus

d. Cerebral Salt Wasting

10. Hematolgic System

a. Thrombocytopenia

b. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

11. Integumentary System

a. Burns

b. Necrotizing Fascitis

12. Multisystem

a. Code Management (New ACLS Guidelines; Rapid Response Teams)

b. Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome