An essential guide to critical care nursing that includes all the key scientific knowledge and procedures you will need to know when entering the critical care environment. Written by a dedicated team of lecturers and practitioners with extensive experience in critical care nursing, this textbook covers all the key elements involved in nursing critically ill adults, with individual chapters on managing problems associated with different organ systems and the pathophysiology behind these disorders. It also features coverage of psychological care and infection prevention, and includes a consistent focus on the importance of a person centred, evidence-based approach to critical care delivery. To further support your learning, the book is full of activities that enhance your knowledge and test your understanding, including clinical case studies, critical thinking tasks, and reflective practice exercises. For lecturers and instructors, there is a collection of online resources including a testbank of multiple-choice questions, links to relevant videos for each chapter, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. The ideal textbook for nursing students studying critical care, undertaking clinical placements in intensive care, or nurses new to the critical care environment.
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