Advanced Practice in Critical Care: A Case Study Approach

Advanced Practice in Critical Care: A Case Study Approach Author: -
eBook Title: Advanced Practice in Critical Care: A Case Study Approach
ISBN10: 1405185651
ISBN13: 978-1405185653
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 26, 2010)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Size ePub vers.: 1490 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1555 kb
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Rating: 3.9
Votes: 528
Pages: 280 pages

Advanced Practice in Critical Care provides experienced critical care nurses with a clear and distinct evidence base for contemporary critical care practice. Central to the book is the application of research and evidence to practice and therefore, case studies and key critical care clinical situations are used throughout to guide the reader through the patient care trajectory.



Each chapter introduces an initial patient scenario and as the chapter progresses, the patient scenario develops with the theoretical perspectives and application. In this way, it is evident how multi-organ dysfunction develops, impacting upon and influencing other body systems, demonstrating the multi-organ impact that is often experienced by the critically ill patient. In this way, consequences of critical illness such as acute renal failure, haemostatic failure and liver dysfunction are explored. Throughout the text, key research findings and critical care treatment strategies are referred to, applied and evaluated in the context of the given patient case study. Advanced assessment techniques are explained and the underlying pathophysiology is discussed in depth. Advanced Practice in Critical Care is an essential resource for experienced practitioners within critical care whom primarily care for patients requiring high dependency or intensive care.