Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed, and Jessica Hargreaves

Print publication date: Feb 2016

ISBN: 9780198701071

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Reflecting current best practice, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is a practical, concise, easily accessible, and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It aims to provide a quick, easy-to-follow overview of critical care nursing, and is not intended as a specialist text. Rather it provides both the novice and the experienced 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 second edition has been updated to reflect recent significant changes in the management of the critically ill adult. Current guidance from organizations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN), and the Intensive Care Society (ICS) has been included. In addition to the updating of clinical guidance, an emphasis has now been placed on nursing management, and the book is designed to help to facilitate systematic nursing assessment of the critically ill adult. New chapters focusing on changes in the delivery of critical care, systematic assessment, and end-of-life care have also been added.