Pulmonary Disorders

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Chapter 20 Pulmonary Disorders Kathleen M. Stacy Understanding the pathology of the disease, the areas of assessment on which to focus, and the usual medical management allows the critical care…

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Burns

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Chapter 36 Burns Jennifer Seigel, Carrie M. Wilson and MaryAlice McCubbins Since the late 1980s, trends of burn incidence, hospitalization, and death have all decreased.1,2 These decreases are attributed to…

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Trauma

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Chapter 34 Trauma Kara A. Snyder Trauma is the leading cause of death for all age groups younger than 44 years. Injury costs the United States hundreds of billions of…

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The Pediatric Patient

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Chapter 40 The Pediatric Patient Cynthia A. Lewis Some of the developmental and physiologic differences between adults and children, older than 1 month, are discussed in this chapter. Although children…

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Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

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Chapter 17 Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology Kathleen M. Stacy The pulmonary system consists of the thorax, conducting airways, respiratory airways, and pulmonary blood and lymph supply. The primary functions of…

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Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

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Chapter 23 Neurologic Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures Darlene M. Burke Assessment of the critically ill patient with neurologic dysfunction includes a review of the patient’s health history, a thorough…

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Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management

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Chapter 30 Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Sheryl Leary Understanding the pathology of a disease, the areas of assessment on which to focus, and the usual medical management allows the…

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Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies

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Chapter 38 Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies Mary Russell and Carol Suarez Understanding the pathology of a disease, the areas of assessment on which to focus, and the usual medical…

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Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

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Chapter 29 Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures Kathleen M. Stacy Assessment of the critically ill patient with gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction includes a review of the patient’s history, a thorough…

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Nutrition Alterations and Management

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Chapter 8 Nutrition Alterations and Management Kasuen Mauldin Nutrition support is an essential component of providing comprehensive care to the critically ill patient. Nutrition screening must be conducted on every…

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