Critical Care Nursing


Critical Care Nursing, 11e


By Patricia Gonce Morton and Dorrie K. Fontaine

Critical Care Nursing, Nursing
  • Hardback
  • 60 Colour illustrations
  • 9781496375162
  • February 2017
  • 1248 pages
  • List Price: £74.00
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Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice!

Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton’s classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstanding photographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasize the patient as the center of the health care team’s efforts.
  • NEW! QSEN icons signal pertinent content within the text.
  • Updated Spotlight on Genetics boxes include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders.
  • Updated Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application.
  • Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts and published research, helping readers understand the importance of research-based practice.
  • Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population.
  • Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications.
  • Health History boxes summarize key areas to cover and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
  • Collaborative Care Guides incorporate nursing diagnoses and emphasize outcomes and interventions based on teamwork and collaboration.
  • Online student resources include short videos, animations, review questions, and much more.
  • Lippincott DocuCare, web-based educational EHR simulation software, is available to further support your students’ readiness for practice.


Part 1  The Concept of Holism Applied to Critical Care Nursing Practice
1      Critical Care Nursing Practice: Promoting Excellence Through Caring, Collaboration, and Evidence
2      The Patient’s Experience With Critical Illness
3      The Family’s Experience With Critical Illness
4      Patient and Family Education in Critical Care
5      Relieving Pain and Providing Comfort
6      Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care
Part 2  Professional Practice Issues in Critical Care
7      Ethical Issues in Critical Care Nursing
8      Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing
9      Building a Professional Practice Model for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
Part 3  Special Populations in Critical Care
10   The Critically Ill Pediatric Patient
11   The Critically Ill Pregnant Woman
12   The Critically Ill Older Patient
13   The Postanesthesia Patient
Part 4 Special Situations in Critical Care
14   Rapid Response Teams and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
15   Disaster Management: Implications for the Critical Care Nurse
Part 5 Cardiovascular System
16   Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
17   Patient Assessment: Cardiovascular System
18   Patient Management: Cardiovascular System
19   Common Cardiovascular Disorders
20   Heart Failure
21   Acute Myocardial Infarction
22   Cardiac Surgery
Part 6 Respiratory System
23   Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
24   Patient Assessment: Respiratory System
25   Patient Management: Respiratory System
26   Common Respiratory Disorders
27    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Part 7 Renal System
28   Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
29   Patient Assessment: Renal System
30   Patient Management: Renal System
31   Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Part 8 Nervous System
32   Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
33   Patient Assessment: Nervous System
34   Patient Management: Nervous System
35   Common Neurosurgical and Neurological Disorders
36   Traumatic Brain Injury
37   Spinal Cord Injury
Part 9 Gastrointestinal System
38   Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
39   Patient Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
40   Patient Management: Gastrointestinal System
41   Common Gastrointestinal Disorders
Part 10 Endocrine System
42   Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
43   Patient Assessment: Endocrine System
44   Common Endocrine Disorders
Part 11 Hematological and Immune Systems
45   Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological and Immune Systems
46   Patient Assessment: Hematological and Immune Systems
47   Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
48   Common Immunological Disorders
49   Common Hematological Disorders
Part 12 Integumentary System
50   Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System
51   Patient Assessment: Integumentary System
52   Patient Management: Integumentary System
53   Burns and Common Integumentary Disorders
Part 13 Multisystem Dysfunction
54   Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
55   Trauma
56   Drug Overdose and Poisoning


Publication Month
February 2017
Edition Type
International Edition

Product Format
Height x Width
277 x 213 mm
Number of Pages
1248 pages
60 Colour illustrations

MEDICAL / Nursing / Critical & Intensive Care

Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer
Country of Manufacture