It's a jungle out there-here's your survival guide! Are you a survivor? This Real World Nursing Survival Guide will make sure you're prepared for anything! Whether you want a study aid, a review tool, or a refresher, let this outstanding series be your guide. You'll be more than just a survivor-you'll be a success! Critical Care and Emergency Nursing is part of the Real-World Survival Guide series. With this tool, you'll have no trouble managing all the common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to those that are less serious. Key information is summarized within special headings: What it Is, What you Need to Know, What you Do, and Do you Understand? You can depend on this Guide for: * A fun, engaging approach that narrows the gap between the knowledge you get in nursing school and the wisdom you need to survive in the real world. * Take Home Points that you can use to prepare for your clinical rotation. * A full-color insert that illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications. * Special icons that highlight content on Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, Cautions, and Monitoring. * Memory-reinforcing mnemonic devices and a variety of interactive activities-including fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles-with answers at the bottom of the page. * More than 150 NCLEX-style questions that allow you to test your knowledge and understanding. Real World Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care and Emergency Nursing is your key to surviving the jungle of nursing school. Consider adding these volumes to complete your survival backpack: Complementary and Alternative Therapies-Map the relatively uncharted territory of natural remedies and alternative treatment systems! Drug Calculations and Drug Administration-Make drug calculations with confidence, and administer all types of drugs. ECGs and the Heart-If you can read this book, then you can read an ECG strip. Plus, learn the key points of cardiac care! Fluids and Electrolytes-From acids and bases to homeostasis! Learn how the body achieves and maintains an electrolyte balance. Hemodynamic Monitoring-Start with concepts and equipment, then learn how to assess and interpret key cardiovascular measurements. IV Therapy-All you need to know about infusion devices, plus principles and possible complications of peripheral and central venous therapy. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology-These books are cross-referenced to correlate information on disorders and treatment regimens.Chernecky, Cynthia C. is the author of 'Real World Nursing Survival Guide Critical Care and Emergency Nursing', published 2004 under ISBN 9780721603742 and ISBN 0721603742.