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Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

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Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

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  • Joyce Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP
  • Celeste M. Alfes DNP, MSN, RN
  • Ronald Hickman PhD, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

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Designed for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information on the critical care and emergency care specialty areas. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today.

Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes.

Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other health care providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels.

Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference.

Key Features:

  • Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to the critical care and emergency care specialties
  • Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area
  • Presented in a consistent format for ease of use
  • Includes an overview of each specialty area
  • Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process
  • Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 16, 2018
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131096
  • EISBN 9780826130297

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Vicki A. Keough

Abdominal Pain

Christopher J. Contino

Acid–Base Imbalances

Michael D. Gooch

Acute Abdomen

Susanna Rudy

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Andrea Efre

Acute Exacerbation of a Chronic Condition

Brenda L. Douglass

Acute Pancreatitis in Adults

Virginia Mangolds

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Kathleen C. Ashton

Acute Respiratory Failure

Breanna Hetland

Adrenal Insufficiency

Rachel K. Vanek

Back Pain

Sharon R. Rainer


Margaret Jean Carman

Burns: Classification and Severity

Melanie Gibbons Hallman and Lamon Norton

Chest Pain

Sharon R. Rainer

Child Abuse and Neglect

Patricia M. Speck, Pamela Harris Bryant, Tedra S. Smith, Sherita K. Etheridge, and Steadman McPeters

Clostridium difficile Infection

Anita Sundaresh

Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration

Ian N. Saludares

Definitions of Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Nicole M. Hartman and Courtney Vose

Dental Emergencies

Melanie Gibbons Hallman and Lamon Norton

Disaster Response

Darlie Simerson

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Joyce E. Higgins

Domestic Violence

Patricia M. Speck, Diana K. Faugno, Rachell A. Ekroos, Melanie Gibbons Hallman, Gwendolyn D. Childs, Tedra S. Smith, and Stacey A. Mitchell

Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

Kathleen Bradbury-Golas

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Patricia M. Speck, Richard Taylor, Stacey A. Mitchell, Diana K. Faugno, and Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon


Deborah Vinesky

Endocrine Emergencies

Diane Fuller Switzer

Environmental Emergencies

Brittany Newberry

Extracorporeal Life Support

Grant Pignatiello, Katherine Hornack, and Julie E. Herzog

Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

Michael D. Gooch

Fluid Resuscitation

Laura Stark Bai

Heart Transplantation

S. Brian Widmar

Hepatic Failure

Leon Chen and Fidelindo Lim


Ramona A. Sowers and Linda Carson

Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Laura Stark Bai

Hypertensive Crisis and Hypertension

Kathleen Bradbury-Golas


Marian Nowak

Integumentary Emergencies

Susanna Rudy

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Grant Pignatiello

Mental and Behavioral Health Emergencies

Lia V. Ludan


Anita Sundaresh

Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergency Care

Vicki Bacidore

Ophthalmic Emergencies

Shannon M. Litten

Orthopedic Emergencies in Adults

Cindy D. Kumar

Pediatric Emergencies

Rachel Tkaczyk

Psychiatric Disorders: Suicide, Homicide, Psychosis

George Byron Peraza-Smith and Yolanda Bone

Respiratory Emergencies

Dustin Spencer

Return of Spontaneous Circulation With Hypothermia Initiation

Laura Stark Bai


Eric Roberts


Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.

Sexual Assault

Patricia M. Speck, Diana K. Faugno, Rachell A. Ekroos, Melanie Gibbons Hallman, Sallie J. Shipman, Martha B. Dodd, Qiana A. Johnson, and Stacey A. Mitchell

Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Jennifer Wilbeck

Solid Organ Transplantation

Marcia Johansson

Spinal Cord Injury

Lamon Norton and Melanie Gibbons Hallman

Substance Use Disorders and Toxicological Agents

Al Rundio

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Megan M. Shifrin and Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.

Thrombocytopenia in Adults

Khoa (Joey) Dang

Thyroid Crisis

Cynthia Ann Leaver

Traumatic Brain Injury

Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski

Traumatic Injury

Dustin Spencer

Urologic Emergencies

Kelley Toffoli

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Nancy Jaskowak Cresse

Ventricular Assist Devices

S. Brian Widmar

The Violent Patient

Janet E. Reilly and Michael Wichowski