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Quick Look Nursing: Oxygenation, Second Edition

Author(s): Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-13: 9780763744755
  • ISBN-10:0763744751
  • Paperback    402 pages      © 2008
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Core Concepts Made Easy!


Intended as a quick reference, the Second Edition of Quick Look Nursing: Oxygenation assists nurses and nursing students in the development of individualized nursing care plans that incorporate the facts surrounding the concept of oxygenation. Pullouts of key terms and facts reinforce the important aspects of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Arising from real-life patients, the text features case studies as an opportunity for students and health professionals to incorporate the important facts and concepts when thinking about individual patients.

Updated content includes:

  • New interventions (such as CPAP) and medications for asthma and COPD
  • New format featuring pullouts of important facts and Nursing Care sections for particular disorders
  • Features NCLEX-Style Questions!

Topics covered throughout this text include:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • assessment and management of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • common interventions to improve oxygenation
  • the role of the hematological system in oxygen transport


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Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

Chapter 2: Assessment of Respiratory System

Chapter 3: Management of Adults with Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 4: Common Interventions to Improve Oxygenation

Chapter 5: Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 6: Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 7: Disorders of the Cardiovascular System: Impact on Oxygenation

Chapter 8: The Role of the Hematological System in Oxygen Transport



Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC-Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD APRN-BC AOCNP, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. A graduate of Saint Anselm College and Boston College, Dr. Sheldon received her Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Nursing at the University of Utah with a focus on cancer control and research. Her program of research focuses on patient-provider communication, patient distress and oncology nursing. Recent publications include Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients (2nd Edition), Quick Look Nursing: Oxygenation, and numerous articles. In addition to teaching, Dr. Sheldon provides direct care to oncology patients receiving treatment as well as presenting locally and nationally on communication research, nursing care delivery, and oncology issues. She is a founding partner of Barrett & Sheldon LLC, a corporation focusing on health care research and nursing services development.


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