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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in critical care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-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. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing includes essential content found in ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, an online program offered by AACN), key information necessary to successfully prepare for CCRN certification in critical care nursing, and much more. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents core information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult critical care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT -- moves beyond the essentials and presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in critical care practice
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring, summary tables of critical care drugs, and cardiac rhythms and treatment guides
Learning aids include Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge progress and "Essential Content" case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce your knowledge.
Table of Contents:SECTION 1: THE ESSENTIALS Chapter 1. Assessment Of Critically Ill Patients And Families by Mary Fran Tracy Chapter 2. Planning Care For Critically Ill Patients And Families by Mary Fran Tracy Chapter 3. Interpretation And Management Of Basic Cardiac Rhythms by Carol Jacobson Chapter 4. Hemodynamic Monitoring by Leanna R. Miller Chapter 5. Airway And Ventilatory Management by Robert E. St. John Chapter 6. Pain, Sedation, And Neuromuscular Blockade Management by Suzanne M. Burns and Joan Michiko Ching Chapter 7. Pharmacology by Ernest Alexander Chapter 8. Ethical And Legal Considerations by Juanita Reigle Chapter 9. Cardiovascular System by Barbara Leeper Chapter 10. Respiratory System by Marianne Chulay Chapter 11. Multisystem Problems by Ruth M. Kleinpell Chapter 12. Neurologic System by Dea Mahanes Chapter 13. Hematology And Immunology Systems by Diane K. Dressler Chapter 14. Gastrointestinal System by Joanne Krumberger and Carol Reese Parrish Chapter 15. Renal System by Carol Hinkle Chapter 16. Endocrine System by Joanne Krumberger Chapter 17. Trauma by Carol A. Rauen and Jamie B. Sinks SECTION 2: ADVANCED CONCEPTS Chapter 18. Advanced ECG Concepts by by Carol Jacobson Chapter 19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts by Barbara Leeper Chapter 20. Advanced Respiratory Concepts by Suzanne M. Burns Chapter 21. Advanced Neurologic Concepts by Dea Mahanes SECTION 3: KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION Chapter 22. Normal Value Tables by Marianne Chulay Chapter 23. Pharmacology Tables by Ernest Alexander Chapter 24. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms by Marianne Chulay Chapter 25. Guidelines for the Transfer of Critically Ill Patients by Marianne Chulay Chapter 26. Hemodynamic Monitoring Troubleshooting Guide by Leanna R. Miller Chapter 27. Ventilatory Troubleshooting Guide by Robert E. St. John and Suzanne M. Burns Chapter 28. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guide by Carol Jacobson
Product Code: 128750
Authors: M. Chulay, S. Burns
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