AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing

ISBN-10: 1416032193
ISBN-13: 9781416032199
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $126.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1632
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.324
Language: English

From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.

Practice in Todays Critical Care Environment
The Critical Care Environment
Alternate Settings for Critical Care
Comorbid Conditions
Elements of Care
Pain and Sedation
Symptom Management
-Diarrhea
-Vomiting/Nausea
-Dyspnea
Nutrition
Thermoregulation
-Hypothermia
-Hyperthermia
Families in Critical Care
Improving Outcomes through Prophylaxis
Cardiac
Advanced Arrhythmias
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Heart Failure
Heart Disease in Women
Cardiac Surgery
Valvular Disease and Surgery
Vascular Emergencies
Cardiomyopathy
Heart and Lung Transplantation
Pulmonary
Acute Respiratory Failure and Acute Lung Injury
Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning
Thoracic Surgery
Nervous System
Head Injury and Dysfunction
Cerebral Vascular Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Special Neurologic Patient Populations
Gastointestinal
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Liver Dysfunction and Failure
Pancreatitis
The Gut in Critical Illness
Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplantation
Renal
Electrolyte Emergencies
Complex Acid-Base Disorders and Associated Electrolyte Imbalances
Acute Renal Failure
Endocrine
Glycemic Control
Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
Hematologic
Blood Conservation and Blood Component Replacement
Coagulopathies
Immune (Critical Care Immunology
Caring for the Immunocompromised Patient
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Multisystem Disorders
Shock and Endpoints of Resuscitation
Optimizing Hemodynamics: Strategies for Fluid and Medication Titration in Shock
Trauma
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Burns
Mass-Casualty Competencies
Special Patient Populations
Caring for the Patient in the Immediate Postoperative Period
Caring for the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient
Caring for a Pediatric Patient in an Adult Critical Care Unit
Caring for the Critically Ill Elderly Patient
Caring for the Critically Ill Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder
Caring for the Bariatric Patient
Oncologic Emergencies
Chemical Dependency
End-of-Life Care

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