Praised by nursing students for its straightforward language and readability, this interdisciplinary reference on bedside hemodynamic monitoring covers the technical aspects of clinical monitoring, including diagnostic and management principles for fluid-filled systems, intracranial hemodynamics, open-heart surgery patients, pediatric patients, and more! Well illustrated chapters detail exactly how to insert and manipulate catheters safely, read monitors properly, and interpret readings accurately. Precise illustrations deliver crucial details on delicate techniques. Content on the strengths and shortcomings of various hemodynamic monitoring modalities has been expanded significantly in the third editon, and a new chapter on intra-aortic balloon pumping has been added.TOC.
ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND ASSESSMENTTECHNIQUES · Introduction to Care of Critically Ill and Injured Patients · Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology · Physical Assessment of the Pulmonary System · Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology · Physical Assessment of the Cardiovascular System · MONITORING TECHNIQUES · Fluid-Filled Monitoring Systems · Arterial Pressure Monitoring · Central Venous Access · Monitoring Central Venous Pressure · Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring · Monitoring Cardiac Output · Monitoring Oxygenation · CARE OF CRITICALLY ILL AND INJURED PATIENTS · Infusion-Related Sepsis · Pharmacologic Influences on Hemodynamic Parameters · Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation · Monitoring the Patient in Shock · Monitoring the Patient with Multiple System Organ Dysfunction · Monitoring the Patient with Acute Pulmonary Disease · Monitoring the Pediatric Patient · Specific Monitoring Considerations for Patients with Cardiac Disease · Ischemic Heart Disease · Valvular Heart Disease · Cardiomyopathies and Pericardial Disease · Monitoring the Patient following Open Heart Surgery
By Gloria Obolouk Darovic, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lecturer/Consultant, American Medical Education, Inc., Chicago, IL