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Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing

ISBN-10: 0721604501
ISBN-13: 9780721604503
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical  More...

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Book details

List price: $93.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model, professional care and ethical practice, and critical care patients with special needs, as well as the most current literature and clinical studies. The clear and logical format makes this book an ideal study tool for critical care nursing orientation and continuing education programs. By covering the newest content on the CCRN exam, it also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Reflects the most recent blueprint of the CCRN examination. Content spans basic to advanced levels with an emphasis on nursing practice. Organized by body system and written in a concise outline format for ease of use. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.

Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Vision, Mission, and Values
Vision
Mission
Values
Synergy of Caring
What Nurses Do
What Critical Care Nurses Do
The Environment of Critical Care
The "Synergy" of the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care
AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care
Origin of the Synergy Model
Purpose
Overview of the Synergy Model
Validation
Application of the Synergy Model
General Legal Considerations Relevant to Critical Care Nursing Practice
State Nurse Practice Acts
Scope of Practice
Standards of Care
Certification in a Specialty Area
Professional Liability
Documentation
Good Samaritan Laws
Ethical Clinical Practice
Foundation of Ethical Nursing Practice
Emergence of Clinical Ethics
Standard Ethical Theory
Ethical Principles
Common Ethical Distinctions
The Law in Clinical Ethics
Clinical Ethics Assessment
Nurse's Role as Patient Advocate and Moral Agent
The Pulmonary System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Acute Respiratory Failure
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma and Status Asthmaticus (Severe Asthmatic Attack)
Pulmonary Embolism
Chest Trauma
Acute Pneumonia
Pulmonary Aspiration
Near-Drowning
Pulmonary Problems in Surgical Patients
Acute Pulmonary Inhalation Injuries
Neoplastic Lung Disease
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
End-Stage Pulmonary Conditions Eligible for Lung Transplantation
The Cardiovascular System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Coronary Artery Disease
Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris
Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina Pectoris and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Heart Failure
Pericardial Disease
Myocarditis
Infective Endocarditis
Cardiomyopathy
End-Stage Heart Disease
Cardiac Trauma
Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis
Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Stenosis
Atrial Septal Defect
Ventricular Septal Defect
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Coarctation of the Aorta
Hypertensive Crisis
Aortic and Peripheral Arterial Disease
Shock
The Neurologic System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Head Trauma
Intracranial Aneurysms
Arteriovenous Malformations
Ischemic Stroke
Hemorrhagic Stroke
Intracranial Infections
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Seizures
Encephalopathy
The Renal System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Acute Renal Failure
Chronic Renal Failure
Electrolyte Imbalances-Potassium Imbalance: Hyperkalemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Potassium Imbalance: Hypokalemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Sodium Imbalance: Hypernatremia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Sodium Imbalance: Hyponatremia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Calcium Imbalance: Hypercalcemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Calcium Imbalance: Hypocalcemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Phosphate Imbalance: Hyperphosphatemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Phosphate Imbalance: Hypophosphatemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Magnesium Imbalance: Hypermagnesemia
Electrolyte Imbalances-Magnesium Imbalance: Hypomagnesemia
Renal Trauma
The Endocrine System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Adrenal Glands
Pancreas
Gonadal Hormones (Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone)
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Diabetes Insipidus
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH)
Thyrotoxicosis (Thyroid Storm)
Myxedema Coma
Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism
Acute Adrenal Insufficiency (Addisonian Crisis)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Hyperglycemic, Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma (Hyperglycemic, Nonacidotic Diabetic Coma)
Hypoglycemic Episode
Hematologic and Immunologic Systems
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Anemia
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Thrombocytopenia
Hypercoagulable Disorders
Neutropenia
Acute Leukemia
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplant Rejection
Immunosuppression
HIV Infection
Anaphylactic Hypersensitivity Reactions
The Gastrointestinal System
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Specific Patient Health Problems
Acute Abdomen
Acute (Fulminant) Liver Failure
Chronic Liver Failure: Decompensated Cirrhosis
Acute Pancreatitis
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Carcinoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Hepatitis
Abdominal Trauma
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Multisystem
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Septic Shock
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Multisystem Trauma
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Burns
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Hypothermia
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Toxin Exposure
Systemwide Elements
Physiologic Anatomy
Patient Assessment
Patient Care
Psychosocial Aspects of Critical Care
Systemwide Elements
Psychosocial Considerations
Patient and Family Psychosocial Assessment
Psychosocial Care Issues
Specific Patient Health Problems
Anxiety
Pain
Delirium (Acute Confusional State)
Depression
Alcohol Withdrawal
Aggression and Violence
Suicide
Dying Process and Death
Critical Care Patients with Special Needs
Bariatric Patients
Introduction
Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Bariatric Patient
Care of the Morbidly Obese Bariatric Surgery Patient
Related Bariatric Care Issues
Geriatric Patients
Age-Related Biologic and Behavioral Differences
Age-Related Changes in Medication Action
Common Geriatric Syndromes
End-of-Life Care
High-Risk Obstetric Patients
Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Patient Transport
Definitions
Members of the Critical Care Transport Team
Indications for Transport
Modes of Interfacility Transport
Risks and Stresses of Transport
Overriding Priorities in Patient Transport
Preparation for Transport
Patient Care During Transport
Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Transport
Pediatric Patients
Sedation in Critically Ill Patients
General Considerations
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

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