Publisher: Kendall Hunt
Size: 47.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 432
From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.
Herbert F. Stähr analysiert die Möglichkeiten und Auswirkungen eines integrierten Versorgungsmodells für den Therapiebereich künstliche Ernährung. Ziel ist es, durch eine fachübergreifende Betreuung von Patienten die Behandlungsprozesse besser abzustimmen und dadurch die Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit der Versorgung zu verbessern.
Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-life clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Paediatric Critical Care explores eighteen common, complex and often contentious topics seen in hospitals, high dependency units, and PICU's worldwide. These include cases on 'Paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome', 'Traumatic brain injury', and 'Safeguarding children in paediatric intensive care'. With a case-based approach, complex patient presentations are explored thoroughly so that assessment, diagnosis, and management are fully considered and explored with 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points', and 'Evidence Base' boxes. Throughout commentary from an international expert identifies and explains the key points and controversies of each case. Aligned to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's paediatric intensive care medicine curriculum in the UK, the curriculum of Paediatric Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course, and the European Paediatric/ Neonatal Intensive Care Diploma (EPIC), this text is ideal for training and assessment preparation. Aimed primarily at trainees and registrars in paediatric intensive care medicine, this text will appeal to those in the related disciplines of anaesthesia, emergency medicine, and paediatrics, as well as consultants and senior nurses.
Provides a practical guide that examines and explains the necessary elements and principles of nutrition. With more than 100 images and 180 tables, this unique and comprehensive text provides essential information to optimally and successfully manage patients. Some topics covered include: Nutritional assessment; Nutrition in critical care; Nutritional support; Management of intestinal failure; and, Obesity. Some gastrointestinal diseases covered include: Inflammatory bowel disease; Irritable bowel syndrome; Colon cancer; Pancreatititis; Heptic failure; and, Celiac sprue.
Designed for graduate nutrition students, dietetic interns, and practicing dietitians, Clinical Case Studies for the Nutrition Care Process presents realistic scenarios for a variety of cases organized in the format of the Nutrition Care Process. Cases are drawn from the author’s experience and collected from practitioners who are experts in their field, providing a variety of interesting scenarios. Topics such as adolescent obesity and dietary management in diabetes are explored. As a part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Care Process (NCP), dietitians, educators, and students have been asked to adopt a new standardized language for nutrition diagnosis. While this process utilizes many aspects of the traditional care model, dietitians may be unsure of how to implement the completely new aspect of standardized language and Nutrition Diagnosis. Not only does this book include an introductory section on the Nutrition Care Process, but readers will learn how to use the standardized terms, develop a nutrition diagnosis, and apply the standardized language to specific clinical cases.
This book offers focused and concise coverage of all issues relating to malnutrition in the field of neurology, and in particular addresses practical aspects of nutritional support from a neurology perspective. In addition to providing basic knowledge on important nutritional concepts (body metabolism, assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition, epidemiology, enteral/parenteral nutrition), detailed information is presented on nutritional support for various neurologic disorders handled in a variety of settings, including the neurointensive care unit. Much consideration is also given to the diagnosis and management of dysphagia, which is a common and highly critical cause of malnutrition in these patients. Finally, the newly developing concept of neuronutrition (or brain foods) – the use of certain nutrients for treatment of neurologic disorders – is discussed. By providing practical solutions to commonly encountered challenges in the nutritional management of neurologic patients, this book will prove a valuable resource for practicing neurologists in a wide variety of fields. It will also be very useful for medical personnel from other specialties such as clinical nutrition, critical care, and geriatric medicine.
This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary discussion about the three key areas of acute care surgery; trauma, surgical critical care, and surgical emergencies. The 65 chapters are arranged by organ, anatomical site and injury type, and each includes a case study with evidence-based analysis of diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Unless stated otherwise, the authors used the GRADE evidence classification system established the American College of Chest Physicians. Trauma, Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies is essential reading for all surgeons, fellows, residents and students, especially those working in trauma, emergency, and critical care environments.
Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states require extensive knowledge and up-to-date clinical information. An extensive kno- edge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments that are used to optimize care in the critically ill is essential. Since our frst edition 7 years ago, new information crucial to the care and understanding of the critically ill patient has rapidly accumulated. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach presenting the information is essential, similar to the multidisciplinary approach that is used to care for the critically ill patient. We have strived to provide this content in an easily digestible format that uses a variety of teaching tools to facilitate understanding of the presented concepts and to enhance information retention. To meet the demand to provide comprehensive and diverse education in order to und- stand the pathogenesis and optimum care of a variety of critical illnesses, we have subst- tially revised the prior topics in the frst edition with updated information. We have also markedly expanded the number of topics covered to include acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an expanded discussion of the physiology and operation of mechanical ventilation, obstetrical care in the ICU, neurosurgical emergencies, acute co- nary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, role of whole body rehabilitation in the ICU, ethical conduct of human research in the ICU, and nursing care of the ICU patient.