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A fun, streamlined way to learn the major concepts and theories of critical care nursing - and how to apply them to real-world patient situations
Whether you're a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty.
In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX(R)-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you're likely to encounter in the workplace. You'll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns.
Learn how to care for patients with:
Critical respiratory needs
Critical cardiac and vascular needs
Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs
Critical renal needs
Critical hematologic needs
Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.
About the Author
Cynthia Lee Terry, CNE MSN CCRN RN, is Associate Professor of Nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College, as well as a certified Critical Care Nurse. The author of the best-selling LPN to RN Transitions, Prof. Terry is well-known for her ability to guide students through complicated nursing subjects. Aurora L. Weaver, MSN, M.Ed, RN, CNE is an experienced educator whose past positions have included Assistant Professor at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, PA; Medical-Surgical Chairperson at St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing, in Bethlehem, PA; Director of Nursing at Northampton College, also in Bethlehem, and Director of Nursing at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown, PA. She has effected legislative changes in Nursing within the state of Pennsylvania, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.