Pain and Pain Management

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Chapter 9 Pain and Pain Management Céline Gélinas and Caroline Arbour Despite national and international efforts, guidelines, standards of practice, position statements, and many important discoveries in the field of…

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The Older Adult Patient

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Chapter 41 The Older Adult Patient Fiona Winterbottom Overview Senescence, or aging, is characterized by several physiologic changes. Incidence of disease and chronic conditions increases in older adults, although physiologic…

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Organ Donation and Transplantation

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Chapter 37 Organ Donation and Transplantation Jamie D. Blazek, Christine Hartley, Mary E. Lough, Mary Martel, Teresa J. Shafer and Schawnté Williams-Taylor Organ transplantation provides the only opportunity for patients…

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Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

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Chapter 35 Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Beverly Carlson and Lorraine Fitzsimmons Shock is an acute, widespread process of impaired tissue perfusion that results in cellular, metabolic, and…

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Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

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Chapter 28 Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology Kathleen M. Stacy The major function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is digestion. It converts ingested nutrients into simpler forms that can be transported…

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Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management

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Chapter 33 Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management Mary E. Lough The endocrine system is almost invisible when it functions well, but it causes widespread upset when an organ is suppressed,…

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Genetics and Genomics in Critical Care

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Chapter 4 Genetics and Genomics in Critical Care Mary E. Lough The field of genetics and genomics continues to expand and affect crucial aspects of health care. Genetic testing does…

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Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures

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Chapter 19 Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures Jeanne M. Maiden To complete the assessment of the critically ill pulmonary patient, a review of the patient’s laboratory studies and diagnostic tests is performed….

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Kidney Anatomy and Physiology

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Chapter 25 Kidney Anatomy and Physiology Mary E. Lough The kidneys are complex organs responsible for numerous functions and substances necessary to maintain homeostasis. The primary roles of the kidneys…

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Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

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Chapter 26 Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures Mary E. Lough Understanding the anatomic structures and physiologic workings of the kidneys provides the basis for understanding the clinical manifestations that…

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