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Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse

Critical Care Nursing in a Nutshell

Dina Hewett



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Springer Publishing Co Inc
30 January 2020
Focuses on current, ICU-specific information needed daily by busy ICU nurses.

This newly updated, quick-access guide for critical care nurses covers the most common admitting diagnoses and reviews their causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Critical care nursing requires astute assessment, adept communication, and the ability to multitask, as well as a high degree of adaptability. In the ICU, patient status and plan of care change constantly, presenting multifaceted problems for nurses and healthcare providers. This authoritative resource, replete with bulleted, bite-size content, provides information to the busy ICU nurse in a heartbeat.

Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse, Second Edition has been updated with the most current evidence-based guidelines and standards. Now organized by body system, this reference presents the latest treatment modalities and provides quick access to lab values and hemodynamic parameters. Part I introduces the foundations of critical care. Part II progresses by body system to cover common procedures and interventions. Part III ends with Patient and Family Centered Care, discussing palliative directives and organ donation.

New to the Second Edition:

Seven completely new chapters Chapter reorganization by body system Updated to include newest treatment modalities Speedy access to lab values and hemodynamic parameters Normal lab values at chapter beginning for reader orientation Key Features:

Provides quick access to essential information needed on a daily basis Includes Fast Facts boxes to help guide the reader Authored by a respected nurse leader, educator, and AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow
By:   Dina Hewett
Imprint:   Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9780826177162
ISBN 10:   0826177166
Pages:   174
Publication Date:   30 January 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dina Hewett, PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, received her BSN from Brenau University, MSN from Georgia Southern University, and PhD in higher education from the University of Georgia. Her certifications include Critical Care Registered Nurse (Alumnus) and Nurse Executive Advanced. She is also certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Dr. Hewett has over 30 years of experience as a critical care nurse, and her career has encompassed both hospital administration and academics. During her tenure in hospital administration, she served as the unit manager of the cardiothoracic ICU and director of nursing of multiple units, including critical care, inpatient rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy. Dr. Hewett is an AACN-Wharton Executive Fellow, a treasurer of the Georgia Nurses Association, a board member of the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors, and a member of the Education Committee of the Georgia Board of Nursing.

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