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Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5e [Hardcover]

Mary Lou Sole , Deborah Goldenberg Klein , Marthe J. Moseley
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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October 29, 2008 1416056564 978-1416056560 5th
Here's the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing - all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you'll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you'll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you've learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice.
  • Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice.
  • Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills.
  • Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs.
  • Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting.
  • Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care.
  • Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter.
  • Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color.
  • A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues - all essential concerns confronting today's critical care nurse.
  • New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

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"Comprehensive and well laid out, it takes an in-depth approach to the fundamental concepts and tools for critical care nursing." Nursing Standard, September 2009

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 748 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 5th edition (October 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416056564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416056560
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource January 24, 2010
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I am currently in my CC nursing class & using this book. I have read 4 chapters & I really like it. We have other reading on the same topics in our Med/Surg book & I find this book much more easier to read. I feel like I comprehend the material much better out of this book as well. There are great resources online through evolve. I really like the open-book tests. It tests your knowledge & makes for a great study tool. I would recommend the book for to help study for a CC nursing class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read for Med Surg III December 13, 2012
By Rin H
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Critical care class. It was very helpful Dry at times but lets face it there's not much you can spice up at times. Great at getting to the point and talking about the nursing implications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The content of the book is amazing June 23, 2014
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Thanks to Mary Lou Sole! I have a great encounter when I got through this book. I open my new whole page of knowledge as the nurse at bedside care. I feel more confident with my lecture in classroom too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not sure June 7, 2013
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hard to understand and difficult to study from. i suggest branching out and using other books as well to study by
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book March 10, 2013
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We used this in nursing school for acute care (aka ICU course ) it was great the hemodynamic section and Cardiac output explanation was priceless. It was a great book this is one I am not going to sell back.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unorganized book that I strongly dislike February 25, 2013
By jprent
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I'm an RN student in my last semester of nursing school. This book was required by our instructors (I cannot understand why they didn't pick out a better text for us as they have in the past). I have purchased MANY textbooks thus far in the program, but I really dislike this book. There are WAY better textbooks that make the information much more understandable in a better organized format.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book February 12, 2013
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this is a good book. great for reference material. if you want to learn about critical care in nursing this is the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value January 5, 2013
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The book was necessary for my community health course in nursing and came in great condition at a good value.
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