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Quick Reference to Critical Care Book

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I was wondering if any of you have "Quick Reference to Critical Care" by Nancy Diepenbrock? Do you like the book? What are some of the major topics it covers? I saw it on Amazon the other day and I thought it looks promising. Thanks :)

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

I have it and I LOVE it. It covers each system fairly comprehensively, considering it's a "quick reference". Each section is set up alphabetically, so it's easy to find what you're looking for. An example: Entries for Meningitis (see also Brudzinski's Sign, Cranial Nerves, Kernig's Sign, Lumbar Puncture); Monro-Kellie Hypothesis (see also Increased Intracranial Pressure); Moyamoya Disease on pages 44 and 45. Then each entry expands on the topic. The menigitis entry discusses the differences between viral and bacterial, with common pathogens listed. There are also sections on drugs/dosages/tables, labs, miscellaneous items and abbreviations. My copy is tea-stained and dog-eared from being carried around all the time. Worth the money for sure!

Ok Thanks! I'm definitely going to invest. :)

Christie RN2006

Specializes in SICU, EMS, Home Health, School Nursing.

I hope you enjoy the book! It is my favorite critical care reference book!

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