Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management 8th edition
Urden LD, Stacy KM, Lough ME. St Louis, MO: Mosby; 2017. Paperback; 1112 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0323447522
The textbook Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management is an excellent resource for any nurse on the continuum of novice to expert. The book is comprehensive, easy to read, and perfect as a fast reference tool. The level of detail about the how and why of disorders and their medical and nursing management makes complex concepts easy to understand.
The book is set up in units that discuss topics in acute, progressive, and critical care nursing. Unit I, Foundations of Critical Care Nursing, takes a comprehensive look at concepts needed by all critical care nurses for practice. Topics include acute and critical care nursing practice; ethical, legal, and genetic issues; patient and family education; management of alterations in psychosocial and nutrition; pain and pain management; sedation,...