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Fundamentals of Critical Care

A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Peate, Ian / Hill, Barry (Herausgeber)



1. Auflage September 2022
544 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-78325-1
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Fundamentals of Critical Care

A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students

In Fundamentals of Critical Care, a team of clinicians and health educators deliver an accessible, timely, and evidence-based introduction to the role of nurses and healthcare practitioners in critical care. The book explores fundamental concepts in critical care and their implications for practice. Each chapter outlines essential knowledge necessary to understand key concepts and includes high quality, full-colour artwork to enhance learning and recall.

Readers are also provided with clinical scenarios, practice questions, and red and orange flags to indicate physiological and psychological alerts respectively. Covering a range of common and specialised disease processes and treatments requiring critical care, the book provides:
* A thorough introduction to the critical care unit, including philosophies of care, ways of working, humanisation, and outreach
* Comprehensive exploration of organisational influences, including political, local, national, and international influences
* Practical discussion of legal, ethical, and professional issues, as well as evidence-based approaches to critical care
* In-depth examination of nursing care assessment tools, nursing communication, cognition, pharmacology, and more

Perfect for nursing students and trainee nursing associates, Fundamentals of Critical Care: A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students will also earn a place in the libraries of healthcare students in physiotherapy, paramedicine, medicine, and those returning to practice.

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How to use your textbook and the companion website

1. The critical care unit

2. Organisational influences

3. Legal and ethical issues

4. Professional issues in critical care

5. Using an evidence-based approach

6. Nursing care

7. Skin integrity

8. Shock

9. Communication

10. Electronic health records

11. Pharmacology

12. Anaesthesia/sedation

13. Medicines management and drug calculations

14. Neurological

15. Cognition

16. Respiratory care: intubation and mechanical ventilation

17. Lung function in critical care

18. Cardiac physiology

19. Cardiovascular

20. Fluid and electrolytes in critically ill patients

21. Emergencies/recognising and responding to CPR

22. The gastrointestinal system

23. Nutrition in critical care

24. Renal and renal function

25. Endocrine in critical care

26. Haematological issues and the immune system

27. Musculoskeletal considerations in critical care

28. Burn care within a critical care setting

29. Maternal health

30. Critical care transfers

31. Rehabilitation after critical illness

32. Dying and death

Ian Peate OBE FRCN is Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University; Visiting Professor of Nursing, St George's University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Hertfordshire, and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing.

Barry Hill is the Director of Education (Employability) for Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Northumbria University. His academic practice includes teaching and learning as well as research which impacts on undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes. He specialises in clinical education relating to acute and critical care, and advanced level practice.

I. Peate, University of Hertfordshire, UK; B. Hill, Northumbria University, UK