AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, 4th Ed.

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, 4th Ed.

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AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, 4th Ed.

The fourth edition of “AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, 4th Ed.” offers succinct and complete guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult progressive care patients and their families.

This acclaimed textbook sets the standard for progressive care nursing education. Recognizing the learner’s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex progressive care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically moves to advanced topics. Bolstered by helpful tables and Essential Content cases, “AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing” is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for PCCN certification in progressive care nursing.

 Key Features

  • The Essentials: Presents essential information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses 
  • Pathologic Conditions: Covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients
  • Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient: Presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or require more specialized management
  • Key Reference Information: Features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics and treatment guides

Learning Aids

  • Knowledge Competencies that can help gauge progress
  • Principles of Management to summarize key concepts
  • Essential Content case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce the learners’ knowledge 

Table of Contents

Section I. The Essentials

  1. Assessment of Progressive Care Patients and Their Families
  2. Planning Care for Progressive Care Patients and Their Families
  3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms
  4. Hemodynamic Monitoring
  5. Airway and Ventilatory Management
  6. Pain and Sedation Management
  7. Pharmacology
  8. Ethical and Legal Considerations

Section II. Pathologic Conditions

  1. Cardiovascular System
  2. Respiratory System
  3. Multisystem Problems
  4. Neurologic System
  5. Hematologic and Immune Systems
  6. Gastrointestinal System
  7. Renal System
  8. Endocrine System
  9. Trauma

Section III. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

  1. Advanced ECG Concepts
  2. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts
  3. Advanced Neurologic Concepts

Section IV. Key Reference Information

  1. Normal Values Table
  2. Pharmacology Tables
  3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms
  4. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guide

ISBN #: 9781260116731

Authors: S. Burns, S. Delgado

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