Nursing the critically ill
by Cheryl Viney
This essential textbook comprehensively prepares intensive care nurses in the varied clinical roles and responsibilities unique to this specialist ... Show synopsis This essential textbook comprehensively prepares intensive care nurses in the varied clinical roles and responsibilities unique to this specialist field. Using the Mead Model for nursing as a specifically developed framework for care, "Nursing the Critically Ill" provides invaluable information on how to holistically meet the needs of such a vulnerable client group. Using a patient centred approach, the text covers both physical and non-physical needs with a systematic exploration of the respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological needs of critically ill individuals, with equal attention given to pain and sedation, nutrition, elimination, and mobility.The concluding chapters provide a thorough grounding in ethical and professional issues relating to critical care nursing. Edited by Cheryl Viney, with contributions from ten practising critical care nurses and nurse educators, this research-based highly illustrated book will prove invaluable to all nurses caring for critically ill people, or who are studying courses on critical care nursing.