1 The patient with acute lung injury (ALI) (Julie Hamilton).
2 The patient requiring complex weaning from mechanical ventilation (Dr. Cheryl Crocker).
3 The patient with fever (Kate Brown).
4 The patient with severe sepsis (Suzanne Bench).
5 The patient following cardiac surgery (Dr. Maureen Coombs).
6 The patient with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to oesophageal varices (Suzanne Sargent).
7 The patient with altered blood glucose (Danielle Fullwood).
8 The patient with increased abdominal pressure (Suzanne Bench).
9 The patient with an acute kidney injury (Annette Davies and Suzanne Bench).
10 The patient in acute pain (Dr. Sinead Mehigan).
11 The patient requiring sedation (Tina Moore).
12 The patient with raised intracranial pressure (Deborah Slade).
13 The patient with delirium (Deborah Slade and Kate Brown).
14 The patient with seizure activity (Clair Merriman).
15 The patient following poisoning (Sue Whaley).
16 The patient with long-term needs (Ruth Cork).
17 The patient requiring end-of-life care (Ruth Cork).
“The book has an easy–to-follow format, is informative and follows a person-centred approach to each topic. There is a big focus on evidence-based care even offering a recommended reading list and including a critical appraisal of a relevant research paper in each chapter.” (Nursing Times.net, 18 April 2012)“Excellent – clear, comprehensive, succinct.” (3rd year nursing student, Canterbury Christ Church University)
“All in all very impressed with the book, it’s coming in very handy for my exams and many of my friends have shown interest in buying it for themselves.” (3rd year nursing student, Bucks New Uni)
- Takes an evidence-based approach, with inclusion of a research critique relevant to each case study
- With contributions from experts in the field
- Practical and interactive, with scenarios, key learning points, case studies and reader activities throughout
- Clearly highlights the unique role of the critical care nurse.