AACN Core Curriculum for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing, 8th Ed.

AACN Core Curriculum for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing, 8th Ed.

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Book, 950 pages, 2022

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First place winner in the Critical Care - Emergency Nursing category awarded by AJN - American Journal of Nursing for 2022.

AACN Core Curriculum for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing, 8th Ed.

“AACN Core Curriculum for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing” is the definitive resource to prepare for clinical practice in progressive and critical care nursing. This new 8th edition has been thoroughly updated to keep pace with the expanding role of nurses in the critical care profession. It includes a new chapter on perioperative care and has been updated to reflect the most current literature, national and international guidelines and clinical studies, as well as the newest content on the CCRN exam. Reorganized with improved navigation, this edition’s full-color user-friendly interior design and usability features make it easier to read and reference.

New to This Edition

  • Corresponds to the most recent CCRN and PCCN exam blueprints, reflecting the latest research evidence, clinical studies, national and international protocols, the AACN/ANA scope of practice and AACN’s ECCO 3.0
  • Updated table of contents, new chapter format and full-color design make the book easier to read and use
  • Additional full-color illustrations, boxes and tables to enhance understanding and provide quicker access to need-to-know information in clinical practice
  • A Crosswalk at the beginning of each chapter to map foundational nursing content in key educational and clinical documents

 Key Features

  • Authored by experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Significantly updated content corresponding to the most recent CCRN exam blueprint and reflecting the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, AACN/ANA scope of practice and ECCO 3.0
  • Expanded coverage of key content reflecting the healthcare needs of today’s patients
  • Each body systems chapter includes anatomy and physiology review, assessment, patient care and specific patient health problems
  • Expert Tips and Key Concepts boxes that highlight important information and serve as a convenient quick reference
  • Basic to advanced levels of coverage, with an emphasis on clinical nursing practice, preparing you for the full range of knowledge on the CCRN exam and in critical care settings

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations of Progressive and Critical Care Nursing

  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Critical Care

Part II. Critical Care of Patients With Issues Affecting Specific Body Systems

  • Pulmonary System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Neurologic System
  • Renal System
  • Endocrine System
  • Hematologic and Immunologic Systems
  • Gastrointestinal System

Part III. Critical Care of Patients With Multisystem Issues

  • Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Multisystem Trauma
  • Burns
  • Hypothermia
  • Toxin Exposure

Part IV. Critical Care of Patients With Special Needs

  • Bariatric Patients
  • Older Adult Patients
  • High-Risk Obstetric Patients
  • Patient Transport
  • Sedation
  • Pain
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Perioperative Care

ISBN #: 9780323778084

Author: AACN

Editor: T. Hartjes

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A note from the publisher -

The AACN Core Curriculum is also available in a variety of ebook formats, including Kindle, Nook, and Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®, an electronic version of the book integrated with Elsevier’s powerful e-learning and collaboration tools. For more information on this version, visit Elsevier. Also available is a downloadable licensing version, consisting of PDFs that can be uploaded to healthcare facility intranets or EMRs for easy staff access. To purchase a site license for the licensing version, or for additional information, email Karen Delany at H.Licensing@elsevier.com.