The 10th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to focus on promoting a holistic view of critical care nursing, ensuring the patient and family are at the center of any care provided. Throughout the book, promoting excellence in critical care nursing is a primary focus.

The book is divided into 13 parts. Part 1 introduces the application of holistic care in the critical care environment. Part 2 discusses the professional practice concerns of critical care nurses today. Part 3 addresses specialty populations in critical care including patients recovering from anesthesia and patients who are pregnant. Part 4 focuses on special situations such as transporting critically ill patients and rapid response situations.

The remaining 9 parts address separate body systems. Each body system section includes chapters on anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, patient management, and common disorders associated with the body system. The final,...

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