Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice!
Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton’s classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstandingphotographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasizethe patient as the center of the health care team’s efforts.
NEW! QSEN icons signal pertinent content within the text.
Updated Spotlight on Genetics boxes include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders.
Updated Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application.
Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts and published research, helping readers understand the importance of research-based practice.
Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population.
Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications.
Health History boxes summarize key areas to cover and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
Collaborative Care Guides incorporate nursing diagnoses and emphasize outcomes and interventions based on teamwork and collaboration.
Online student resources include short videos, animations, review questions, and much more.
Lippincott DocuCare, a web-based educational EHR simulation software, available for purchase, further supports your students’ readiness for practice.
Dorrie K Fontaine RN, PhD, FAAN
President of AACN; Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA
Patricia G Morton RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN
Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's Studies, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
The features of the 11th edition of Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach have been designed to assist readers with practice as well as learning.
Considerations for the Older Patient boxes highlight the special needs of this patient population that constitutes the largest numbers of critically ill patients.
Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
Teaching Guides help the nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, and explain postprocedure or postoperative activities.
Learning Objectives, at the beginning of each chapter, help focus the reader's attention on important topics.
Clinical Applicability Challenges, at the conclusion of each chapter, consists of three to five short-answer questions or a case study followed by three to five short-answer questions.
New to This Edition
New case study/short-answer questions in every chapter guide the reader from knowledge to application. Discussion points for these questions are available on thePoint at http://thepoint.lww.com/Morton11e.
Updated Evidence-Based Practice Highlights help the reader to understand the importance of research-based practice and include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts as well as from recently published research.
New Spotlight on Genetics boxes appear in selected chapters and include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders. These disorders may be the result of random genetic mutations, genetic mutations caused by environmentalinfluences, or inherited mutated genes.
Because the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies have become such an important part of every nursing curriculum, a new QSEN icon has been added to pertinent features to highlight this essential content:
Patient Safety boxes alert readers to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications that the critical care nurse must anticipate and continuously monitor.
Collaborative Care Guides describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient’s illness and minimize complications. The information incorporates nursing diagnoses and emphasizes outcomes and interventions.
Evidence-Based Practice Highlights help the reader to understand the importance of research-based practice
Part 1 The Concept of Holism Applied to Critical Care Nursing Practice
1 Critical Care Nursing Practice: Promoting Excellence Through Caring, Collaboration, and Evidence
2 The Patient’s Experience With Critical Illness
3 The Family’s Experience With Critical Illness
4 Patient and Family Education in Critical Care
5 Relieving Pain and Providing Comfort
6 Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care
Part 2 Professional Practice Issues in Critical Care
7 Ethical Issues in Critical Care Nursing
8 Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing
9 Building a Professional Practice Model for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
Part 3 Special Populations in Critical Care
10 The Critically Ill Pediatric Patient
11 The Critically Ill Pregnant Woman
12 The Critically Ill Older Patient
13 The Postanesthesia Patient
Part 4 Special Situations in Critical Care
14 Rapid Response Teams and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
15 Disaster Management: Implications for the Critical Care Nurse
Part 5 Cardiovascular System
16 Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
17 Patient Assessment: Cardiovascular System
18 Patient Management: Cardiovascular System
19 Common Cardiovascular Disorders
20 Heart Failure
21 Acute Myocardial Infarction
22 Cardiac Surgery
Part 6 Respiratory System
23 Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
24 Patient Assessment: Respiratory System
25 Patient Management: Respiratory System
26 Common Respiratory Disorders
27 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Part 7 Renal System
28 Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
29 Patient Assessment: Renal System
30 Patient Management: Renal System
31 Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
Part 8 Nervous System
32 Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
33 Patient Assessment: Nervous System
34 Patient Management: Nervous System
35 Common Neurosurgical and Neurological Disorders
36 Traumatic Brain Injury
37 Spinal Cord Injury
Part 9 Gastrointestinal System
38 Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
39 Patient Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
40 Patient Management: Gastrointestinal System
41 Common Gastrointestinal Disorders
Part 10 Endocrine System
42 Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
43 Patient Assessment: Endocrine System
44 Common Endocrine Disorders
Part 11 Hematological and Immune Systems
45 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological and Immune Systems
46 Patient Assessment: Hematological and Immune Systems
47 Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
48 Common Immunological Disorders
49 Common Hematological Disorders
Part 12 Integumentary System
50 Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System
51 Patient Assessment: Integumentary System
52 Patient Management: Integumentary System
53 Burns and Common Integumentary Disorders
Part 13 Multisystem Dysfunction
54 Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
56 Drug Overdose and Poisoning
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