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Critical Care Nursing Handbook

Author(s): William Porter, RN, CFRN, EMT-P
  • ISBN-13: 9780763751340
  • ISBN-10:0763751340
  • Paperback    223 pages      © 2009
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Critical Care Nursing Handbook offers clinicians quick access to the latest treatment guidelines for the specific diseases and conditions most commonly found in the ER or ICU so they can treat the most vulnerable patients effectively and efficiently.

This text includes such topics as pathophysiology, treatment guidelines, rationales to help clinicians quickly identify an illmess and treat a patient; IV infusion rates for the most common IV push medications; and a list of brand and generic names for over 1,600 prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Diseases covered include:

  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke
  • Meningitis

Features & Benefits

  • Quick access to the latest treatment guidelines in critical care nursing
  • Set up in any easy-to-use format covering the pathophysiology, treatment guidelines, rationale for specific diseases
  • Brand and generic names for over 1,600 prescription and over-the-counter medications


Chapter  1  ACLS and PALS
Chapter  2  Allergic Reaction
Chapter  3  Altered Mental Status
Chapter  4  Aortic Dissection
Chapter  5  Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Chapter  6  Hyperkalemia
Chapter  7  Meningitis
Chapter  8  Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chapter  9  Sepsis
Chapter  10  Stroke
Chapter  11  Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)
Chapter  12  How to Read an EKG: EKG Interpretation in a Nutshell
Chapter  13  Rapis Sequence Intubation
Chapter  14  Medication Infusion (IV Push) Rates
Chapter  15  Generic and Brand Name Index
Chapter  16  Lists of Essential Readings

William Porter, RN, CFRN, EMT-P

William Porter began his career as a medic in the pre-hospital setting; he then became an RN and was working in the ICU and ER soon after. Mr. Porter now cares for patients as a flight nurse at Air Life of Oregon. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon.

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