AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook Second Edition

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook  Second Edition Author Marianne Chulay
ISBN-10 9780071702737
Year 2010-05-24
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Second Edition

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing  Second Edition Author Marianne Chulay
ISBN-10 9780071702720
Year 2010-05-24
Pages 569
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book’s practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units. Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing Third Edition

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing  Third Edition Author Suzanne Burns
ISBN-10 0071822925
Year 2014-05-16
Pages 538
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult progressive care patients and their families Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections: THE ESSENTIALS -- presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CARE PATIENT -- presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing Author Sonya R. Hardin
ISBN-10 0763757624
Year 2010-10-25
Pages 462
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing Author JoAnn Grif Alspach
ISBN-10 9781455756285
Year 2013-04-11
Pages 992
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model, professional care and ethical practice, and critical care patients with special needs, as well as the most current literature and clinical studies. The clear and logical format makes this book an ideal study tool for critical care nursing orientation and continuing education programs. By covering the newest content on the CCRN exam, it also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Reflects the most recent blueprint of the CCRN examination. Content spans basic to advanced levels with an emphasis on nursing practice. Organized by body system and written in a concise outline format for ease of use. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.

AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing

AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing Author AACN
ISBN-10 9781437726206
Year 2008-06-05
Pages 1632
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.

AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care E Book

AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care   E Book Author AACN
ISBN-10 9781455776900
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 1312
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features

ACCCN s Critical Care Nursing

ACCCN s Critical Care Nursing Author Doug Elliott
ISBN-10 9780729580687
Year 2011-11-21
Pages 836
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand. As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies. The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN's highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice. expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues critiques of recent research publications explore related topics practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding

Quick Reference to Critical Care

Quick Reference to Critical Care Author Nancy H. Diepenbrock
ISBN-10 9781608314645
Year 2011-02-15
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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What began as a compilation of author notes from a real critical care hospital practice setting is now a pocket-sized powerhouse for critical care nurses and students! Quick Reference to Critical Care, 4th edition, provides thoroughly updated critical care content and updated cross-references with page numbers for even quicker reference and ease of use. Information is organized by body system, with each part presented alphabetically for fast, easy access. Full of fast facts, mnemonics, and over 200 images and tables!

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing Author Mary Lou Sole
ISBN-10 9780323294027
Year 2013-12-27
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Here’s the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing — all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you’ll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you’ll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you’ve learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues — all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy Author Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-10 1582555605
Year 2008
Pages 697
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This is a handy reference book in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style--perfect for those entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. Critical care nursing is one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing practice. The critical care nurse has to be "broadly specialized" with a fluency in a wide range of interconnected concepts, body system physiology, pathophysiology, and highly technical interventions, while processing data from multiple sources--all this in an environment where there is no room for error and seconds really do count.

Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook

Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook Author Gary J. Algozzine
ISBN-10 9780323086059
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Compact and easy to use, this handy reference focuses on the information you need to administer intravenous medications in critical care and emergency environments. Essential coverage of 48 of the most common and complex IV drugs, including drip rate calculation charts, drug calculation formulae, and much more help you safely and efficiently administer IV drugs. Fully updated coverage includes the newest IV treatments with magnesium, conivaptan, potassium, and nicardipine, helping you provide the most effective care possible. Current drug dosing charts for 48 of the most common, and most difficult to administer, intravenous infusion critical care drugs ensure that the information you need is readily available. Quick reference drug compatibility charts provide instant access to this crucial information. Drip Rates and Dosing information are arranged in tabular manner for each drug referenced in the text, allowing you to quickly prepare drugs in critical situations. A Drug Calculation Formulae section includes a list of the formulae most useful in determining IV drug concentration, doses, and infusion rates, helping you to eliminate memorization errors when calculating these important parameters. Calculation factors based on patient weight enable you to quickly change a patient’s infusion dose and titrate the drug to reduce the chance of medication errors. Nursing Considerations in each drug monograph offer practical information on administration and monitoring. Trade and generic drug name indexes help you find information quickly no matter what name is used. A handy reference to ACLS guidelines allows you to quickly see how infusion therapy fits into the ACLS protocol.

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care Second Edition

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care  Second Edition Author Patricia E. Benner
ISBN-10 9780826105738
Year 2011-03-28
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This second edition of a classic text in nursing education describes the major domains of nursing practice in acute , critical and perioperative care within today's complex and technologically driven health care industry. Its focus on clinical reasoning - what it is and how it works - provides for a substantial text intended for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are learning critical and acute care, for educators teaching clinical reasoning, and for those seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice. Revised and updated to current pedagogy and practice needs, this second edition will expand upon the success of the first edition and become a classic on its own. Originally based on a three-year research project with interviews and observations of 205 RNs and APNs in critical care, emergency departments, perioperative areas, and emergency transport services, the second edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care and perioperative nurses, and new commentary, among other improvements. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for system approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. The authors bring to the second edition over a decade of experience using the first edition in the classroom and in-service settings. Key Features: Updates the classic first edition to current pedagogy and practice needs Articulates major areas of knowledge/skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice Provides vivid examples that foster clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning Assists faculty, educators, APNs and preceptors in teaching/mentoring nurses how to clinically reason (recognizing recurring clinical syndromes and patterns)

Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses

Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses Author Stacee Lerret
ISBN-10 9781496351869
Year 2016-07-25
Pages 648
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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An official publication of the International Transplant Nurses Association, the updated Second Edition provides a guide to safe and effective care for solid organ transplant recipients worldwide. It includes coverage of the unique requirements of each organ transplanted, with separate chapters for heart, lung, kidney, liver, small intestine, and pancreas/islet cell transplantation. Other chapters cover important topics that affect all organs, such as immunology, infections, pharmaceutical agents, and patient education and discharge planning. The Core is an ideal review and study guide for the solid organ.