AACN Procedure Manual for Progressive and Critical Care, 8th Ed.

AACN Procedure Manual for Progressive and Critical Care, 8th Ed.

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AACN Procedure Manual for Progressive and Critical Care, 8th Ed.

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Edited by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by more than 100 critical care experts under the direction of Karen L. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, this definitive reference represents the gold standard of care for procedures performed in progressive and critical care settings. It guides you through procedures common to the adult critical care environment, including those performed by advanced practice nurses, in an illustrated, step-by-step format.

Now in full color, the manual features new procedures, new and updated illustrations and updated content, reflecting the latest evidence-based guidelines and national and international protocols. Quick-reference tabs make it easier than ever to locate content quickly.

This new edition integrates key AACN initiatives, such as practice alerts, and coordinates closely with “AACN Core Curriculum for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing,” 8th edition. Chapter-specific quick links employ QR codes for instant access to high-quality online references.

Table of Contents:


Section One: Airway Management
1. Endotracheal Intubation (Perform) AP
2. Endotracheal Intubation (Assist)
3. Endotracheal Tube Care and Oral Care Practices for Ventilated and Non-Ventilated Patients
4. Extubation/Decannulation (Perform) AP
5. Extubation/Decannulation (Assist)
6. Laryngeal Mask Airway
7. Nasopharyngeal and Oral Airway Insertion
8. Suctioning: Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube
9. Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Perform) AP
10. Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Assist)
11. Tracheostomy Cuff and Tube Care

Section Two: Special Pulmonary Procedures
12. Continuous End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
13. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
14. Oxygen Saturation Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry
15. Prone Positioning for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patients

Section Three: Thoracic Cavity Management
16. Autotransfusion
17. Chest Tube Placement (Perform) AP
18. Chest Tube Placement (Assist)
19. Chest Tube Removal (Perform)
20. Chest Tube Removal (Assist)
21. Closed Chest Drainage System
22. Needle Thoracostomy (Perform) AP
23. Thoracentesis (Perform) AP
24. Thoracentesis (Assist)
25. Bronchoscopy (Perform) AP
26. Bronchoscopy (Assist)

Section Four: Ventilatory Management
27. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation (Through Artificial Airway): Volume and Pressure Modes
28. Noninvasive Ventilation
29. Manual Self-Inflating Resuscitation Bag-Valve Device
30. Weaning Mechanical Ventilation


Section Five: Cardiac Emergencies
31. Automated External Defibrillation
32. Cardioversion
33. Defibrillation (External)
34. Emergent Open Sternotomy (Perform) AP and Defibrillation (Internal) (Perform) AP
35. Emergent Open Sternotomy (Assist) and Defibrillation (Internal) Assist
36. External Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
37. Pericardiocentesis (Perform) AP
38. Pericardiocentesis (Assist)

Section Six: Cardiac Pacemakers
39. Atrial Electrogram
40. Atrial Overdrive Pacing (Perform) AP
41. Temporary Epicardial Pacing Wire Removal (Perform) AP
42. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: Post-Insertion Care
43. Permanent Pacemaker (Assessing Function)
44. Temporary Transcutaneous (External) Pacing
45. Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion (Perform) AP
46. Temporary Transvenous and Epicardial Pacing

Section Seven: Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
47. Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management
48. Ventricular Assist Devices (AP)

Section Eight: Electrocardiographic Leads and Cardiac Monitoring
49. Electrocardiographic Leads and Cardiac Monitoring
50. ST-Segment Monitoring (Continuous)
51. Twelve-Lead Electrocardiogram

Section Nine: Hemodynamic Monitoring
52. Arterial Catheter Insertion (Perform) AP
53. Arterial Catheter Insertion (Assist), Care and Removal
54. Blood Sampling from Arterial Catheter
55. Arterial Pressure-Based Cardiac Output Monitoring
56. Central Venous/Right Atrial Pressure Monitoring
57. Blood Sampling from Central Venous Catheter
58. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Perform) AP
59. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Assist) and Pressure Monitoring
60. Single Pressure and Multiple Pressure Transducer Systems
61. Pulmonary Artery Catheter and Pressure Lines, Troubleshooting
62. Blood Sampling from a Pulmonary Artery Catheter
63. Continuous Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring
64. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Removal
65. Cardiac Output Measurement Techniques (Invasive)
66. Non-invasive Cardiac Monitoring
67. Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring (Perform) AP
68. Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring (Assist), Nursing Care and Removal

Section Ten: Special Cardiac Procedures
69. Femoral Arterial and Venous Sheath Removal
70. Radial Arterial Sheath Removal
71. Pericardial Catheter Management
72. Transesophageal Echocardiography (Assist)

Section Eleven: Vascular Access and Fluid Management
73. Arterial Puncture
74. Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Perform) AP
75. Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Assist), Nursing Care and Removal
76. Implantable Venous Access Device: Access, Deaccess and Care (AP)
77. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (AP)
78. Use of a Massive Infusion Device and a Pressure Infusor Bag
79. Intraosseous Devices


Section Twelve: Neurologic Monitoring
80. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Train-of-Four Monitoring
81. Noninvasive Brain Tissue Monitoring: Near-Infrared Cerebral Spectroscopy
82. EEG Monitoring (Assist) and Nursing Care
83. Signal Processed EEG
84. Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring: Insertion (Assist), Nursing Care and Troubleshooting
85. Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring
86. Cerebral Microdialysis
87. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Nursing Care, Troubleshooting and Removal

Section Thirteen: Special Neurologic Procedures
88. Lumbar Puncture (Perform) AP
89. Lumbar Puncture (Assist) and Nursing Care
90. Pupillometer

Section Fourteen: Traction Management
91. Cervical Traction and Stabilization: Assist and Nursing Care
92. Pin Site and Vest Care

Section Fifteen: Pain Management
93. Epidural Catheters: Insertion (Assist) and Pain Management
94. Patient-Controlled Analgesia


Section Sixteen: Special Gastrointestinal Procedures
95. Esophagogastric Tamponade Tube
96. Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (Perform) AP
97. Gastric Lavage in Hemorrhage and Overdose
98. Endoscopic Therapy
99. Intraabdominal Pressure Monitoring
100. Nasogastric and Orogastric Tube Insertion, Nursing Care and Removal
101. Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) (Perform)
102. Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS)
103. Paracentesis (Perform) AP
104. Paracentesis (Assist)


Section Seventeen: Renal Replacement
105. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies
106. Hemodialysis
107. Peritoneal Dialysis


Section Eighteen: Special Hematologic Procedures
108. Apheresis and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Assist)
109. Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration (Perform) AP
110. Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration (Assist)


Section Nineteen: Burn Wound Management
111. Burn Wound Care
112. Donor-Site Care
113. Skin Graft Care

Section Twenty: Special Integumentary Procedures
114. Intracompartmental Pressures
115. Wound Closure (Perform) AP

Section Twenty-One: Wound Management
116. Cleaning, Irrigating, Culturing and Dressing an Open Wound
117. Debridement: Pressure Ulcers, Burns and Wounds (Perform) AP
118. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
119. Wound Management with Excessive Drainage
120. Fecal Containment Devices and Bowel Management Systems


121. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tube Care
122. Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion and Nursing Care
123. Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion Using Guidance Systems


124. Thermoregulation: Heating, Cooling and Targeted Temperature Management
125. Prevention of Immobility-Related Complications: CLRT Rotorest: Ambulation of Critically Ill Patients
126. Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients

ISBN #: 9780323793810
Karen L. Johnson
Editor: AACN

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