Assigned Reading

Below I have created a week by week reading guide for your review. The readings from Morton are assigned readings, however some content may be review. The readings from Brunner & Suddarth are supportive in case there are content areas you need more in depth review on from prior courses. It may be helpful with new content such as dysrhythmias, ventilators, and disaster preparedness to refer to B & S in addition to the Morton text reading for more in depth understanding, but not required. In addition, I specified in the table below which chapters you are responsible for on each exam. Happy reading!

Week Topic Morton B & S 12th Ed
1 Course OverviewIntroduction to Critical CareIntroduction to Case Management Chapters 1 – 4
2 Vulnerable PopulationsCase Management ModelsIntroduction to HemodynamicsCardiovascular System Review Chapters 12 – 14 Chapter 1, 10, 12
3 Understanding Heart FailureCardiac DysrhythmiasMyocardial Infarction Chapters 8, 13, 14 Chapters 26-32, most specifically Chapter 27
4 Coronary DiseaseHemodynamic Monitoring Chapters 9, 11, 14 Same as above
5 EXAM 1 (Covering Chapters 1-4, 8, 9, 11-14)Introduction to Airway Management Chapters 15, 16, Same as below
6 Pulmonary System ReviewAirway Management and VentilationRespiratory Failure Chapters 15- 17, 10 Chapters 21- 25, most specifically Chapter 25
7 Endocrine ComplicationsHHNKDKARenal System Review Chapters 26 – 27, 18 Chapters 39 – 42
8 Management of Renal Disease and Renal FailureCare of the Burn Patient Chapters 18-20, 32Review chapters 30-31 if needed Chapters 43-45, 57
9 *Spring Break* No Classes
10 EXAM 2 (Covering Chapters 10, 15-17, 18-20, 26-27, 32)Sepsis and Sepsis Protocols Chapter 33 Chapter 70
11 Multisystem Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)Managing ShockEnd of Life Care Discussion Chapters 33, 5 – 7 Chapters 7, 13, 14, 15, 17
12 Hematological DisordersDIC and HITGI Bleeds Chapters 28- 29, 24 – 25 Chapters 34-40, most specifically Chapter 36
13 EXAM 3 (Covering Chapters 5-7, 24-25, 28-29, 33)Group Work No Assigned Text Reading
14 TraumaDisaster Preparation Chapter 34 Chapters 71-72
15 Neurological System ReviewCode FastBrain Injury Chapters 21 – 23 Chapters 60-65
16 Group Digital Storytelling No Assigned Text Reading
16 Final Exam 1030-1230 (Covering Chapters 21-23, 34, and cumulative portion) No Assigned Text Reading

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