AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.

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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 I:

1. Assessment of Critically Ill Patients and Their Families by Mary Fran Tracy
2. Planning Care for Critically Ill Patients and Their Families by Mary Fran Tracy
3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms by Carol Jacobson
4. Hemodynamic Monitoring by Leanna R. Miller
5. Airway and Ventilatory Management by Robert E. St. John and Maureen A. Seckel
6. Pain, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade Management by Yvonne D'Arcy and Suzanne M. Burns
7. Pharmacology by Ernest Alexander
8. Ethical and Legal Considerations by Sarah Delgado

Section II:

 9. Cardiovascular System by Barbara Leeper
10. Respiratory System by Maureen A. Seckel 
11. Multisystem Problems by Ruth M. Kleinpell
12. Neurologic System by Dea Mahanes
13. Hematology and Immunology Systems by Diane K. Dressler
14. Gastrointestinal System by Deborah A. Andris, Elizabeth Krzywda, Carol Rees Parrish and Joe Krenitsky 
15. Renal System by Carol Hinkle
16. Endocrine System by Christine Kessler 
17. Trauma by Allen C. Wolfe and Benjamin W. Hughes

Section III:

18. Advanced ECG Concepts by Carol Jacobson
19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts by Barbara Leeper
20. Advanced Respiratory Concepts: Modes of Ventilation by Suzanne M. Burns
21. Advanced Neurologic Concepts by Dea Mahanes

Section IV:

22. Normal Value Tables by Suzanne M. Burns
23. Pharmacology Tables by Ernest Alexander
24. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms by Suzanne M. Burns 
25. Hemodynamic Troubleshooting Guide by Leanna R. Miller
26. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guide by Carol Jacobson


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ISBN #: 9780071822794

Authors: S. Burns