In this issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, guest editor and clinical nurse specialist Cynthia Benz brings her considerable expertise to the topic of Care for the Liver Failure Patient. Nurse involvement in chronic and fatal liver diseases requires interventions to improve symptom control, reduce inpatient care, prevent worsening of condition, and improve quality of life. In this issue, top experts focus on these nursing interventions for patients experiencing liver failure or the eventuality of liver failure.
Contains 11 practice-oriented topics including acute liver failure in the pediatric patient; right sided heart failure and liver failure; hepatocellular carcinoma; ascites; esophageal varices; and more.
Provides in-depth clinical reviews on care for the liver failure patient, offering actionable insights for clinical practice.
Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.
Edited by Cynthia Benz, DNP APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Hepatology, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, GI/Hepatology, Preceptor, University of South Alabama
Acute Liver Failure in Children
Hepatitis B and Acute Liver Failure
Drug-Induced Liver Injury
Variceal Bleeds in Patients with Cirrhosis
Management of the Adult Patient with Cirrhosis Complicated by Ascites
Hepatorenal Syndrome: From the Beginning to Now
Hepatic Encephalopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease
Right-Sided Heart Failure and the Liver
Trends in Reduction of Mortality in Liver Trauma