Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

ISBN : 9780198701071

Fiona Creed; Jessica Hargreaves; Heather Baid
576 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Feb 2016
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
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The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised to reflect a more systematic approach to care delivery and to follow the patient pathway. Focused on the practical issues of nursing care and nursing procedures, this handbook has been written by nurses, for nurses. Reflecting current best practice, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing is an easily accessible and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It provides the nurse at the bedside with the answers to day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, and is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues. The new edition of this handbook will continue to help support novice and experienced staff in critical care environments. Now including more detail on the psychological issues facing critically ill patients, and more information on the intricacies of receiving a critically ill patient and transferring from a critical care environment, this handbook is a concise, practical, and comprehensive resource.


1 Prevention of admission / admission to critical care
2 Systematic assessment
3 Generic care of the critically ill patient
4 Respiratory
5 Respiratory support
6 Cardiovascular
7 Cardiovascular support
8 Neurological care
9 Renal
10 Gastrointestinal
11 Sepsis
12 Metabolic disorders
13 Immunology
14 Haematology
15 Managing emergencies
16 Obstetric emergencies
17 Poisoning
18 Trauma
19 End of life
20 Transfer of the critical care patient
21 Rehabilitation and discharge

About the author: 

Fiona Creed has worked as an editor on two other OUP nursing titles (Care of the Acutely Ill Adult and Nursing OSCEs) as well as holding a position as Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton

Heather Baid is currently Senior Lecturer and Intensive Care Pathway Leader at the University of Brighton, and Intensive Care Unit Bank Nurse at Brighton and Sussex Universities Hospital NHS Trust.

Jessica Hargreaves is Senior Lecturer, Acute Clinical Practice at the University of Brighton, and Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, at Brighton and Sussex Universities Hospital NHS Trust.

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