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Succinct, complete guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families - written by top clinical experts
A Doody's Core Title for 2019!
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for critical care nursing education. Recognizing the learner's need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex critical care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically progresses to advanced topics.
Bolstered by helpful tables and essential content cases, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing
is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for CCRN® certification in critical care nursing.AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Fourth Edition
is presented in four sections:
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.
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 includes information about specific pathologic conditions that require specialized critical care management.
?Key Reference Information
features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, 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, Priniciples of Management to summarize key concepts and "Essential Content" case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce the learners' knowledge.
Section I. The Essentials
1. Assessment of Critically Ill Patients and Their Families
2. Planning Care for Critically Ill Patients and Their Families
3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms
4. Hemodynamic Monitoring
5. Airway and Ventilatory Management
6. Pain, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade Management
8. Ethical and Legal Considerations
Section II. Pathologic Conditions
9. Cardiovascular System
10. Respiratory System
11. Multisystem Problems
12. Neurologic System
13. Hematologic and Immune Systems
14. Gastrointestinal System
15. Renal System
16. Endocrine System
Section III. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient
18. Advanced ECG Concepts
19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts
20. Advanced Respiratory Concepts: Modes of Ventilation
21. Advanced Neurologic Concepts
Section IV. Key Reference Information
22. Normal Values Table
23. Pharmacology Tables
24. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms
25. Hemodynamic Troubleshooting Guide
26. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics, and Treatment Guide
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 11th October 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 21.5
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 4