"Priorities in Critical Care Nursing" succinctly addresses all the topics crucial to students or beginning critical care nurses. Designed for 9-13 week critical care classes, this new edition prepares readers to integrate the technology of critical care with psychosocial concerns in order to provide high-quality nursing care. Discussions of medical and nursing management are evidence-based wherever possible, incorporating the most recent references. Covering everything from the foundations of critical care nursing practice to nursing management, the text helps readers easily identify essential information with the help of special callout boxes. Each nursing management plan incorporates nursing diagnosis, etiologic or related factors, clinical manifestations, and interventions with rationales, all liberally cross-referenced throughout the book.