Feeling unsure about your critical care nursing skills? Time to gain some confident know-how, with the freshly updated Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!(R), 5th Edition. This friendly, fully illustrated guide offers clear, concise direction on treating numerous acute and life-threatening issues. Absorb current best practices on critical care basics and specialized areas such as advanced life support measures, multisystem trauma, and treating specialized needs. This is ideal guidance for students, nurses new to clinical care, and those preparing for the Critical Care (CCRN) certification exam. Let this expert review text guide you to exam and on-the-unit success: NEW end-of-book practice examExpansive, systems-based review of acute care conditions for all body systemsGuidance on treating multisystem disorders - burns, hyperthermia, hypothermia, hypovolemic shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), septic shock, trauma and moreExpert guidance on nursing skills - blood and fluid replacement, rapid assessment and interventions, emergency measures, fluid replacement/resuscitation, drug therapy, pressure ulcer management, moderate sedation, CPR and emergency cardiac care, and more Numerous images and charts demonstrate clinical use of IV fluids, interpreting serum electrolyte test results, drug therapy for multisystem disorders, and more Step-by-step direction on performing blood transfusions with a guide to transfusion reactionsTop-level instruction in areas including oncology, acute care surgery, drug overdose and poisoning, palliative care and pain management, nutrition, prevention and screening, professional roles and ethics, test-taking strategiesIdeal review text for grasping the components required to master the CCRN certification examChapter features include: Just the facts - a quick summary of content at the start of each chapterAdvice from experts - tips and tricks and key troubleshooting techniquesTake charge! - potentially lethal situations and steps to take when they occurHandle with care - identifies concerns and actions related to elderly, pediatric, and bariatric patientsWeighing the evidence - highlights research that guides practiceMemory joggers - memory aids to help you grasp and remember difficult conceptsCertification tips - draws out the most important concepts from each chapter in relation to the CCRN examQuick quiz - end-of-chapter multiple choice questions, with answers and rationalesPractice makes perfect - extensive end-of-book practice exam to test knowledge in preparation for NCLEX and certification About the Clinical Editor David W. Woodruff, PhD, APRN, CNE, CCRN-K, FNAP, is Faculty Development Specialist at the Center for Faculty Excellence at the Chamberlain College of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio.