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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

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ISBN-10: 0071664084

ISBN-13: 9780071664080

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Marianne Chulay, Suzanne Burns, American Association of Critical Care Nurses Staff

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/17/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 196
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Normal Values
Normal Values Table
Summary of Prearrival and Admission Quick Check Assessments
Summary of Comprehensive Admission Assessment
Suggested Questions for Review of Past History Categorized by Body System
Ongoing Assessment Template
Identification of Symptom Characteristics
Chest Pain Assessment
Pain Assessment Tools Commonly Used in Critically Ill Patients
CAM-ICU Worksheet
Glasgow Coma Scale
Sensory Dermatomes
Edema Rating Scale
Peripheral Pulse Rating Scale
Physiologic Effects of Aging
ECG Concepts
ECG Lead Placement for a Three-Wire System
ECG Lead Placement for a Five-Wire System
Twelve-Lead ECG Placement
Right Side ECG chest Lead Placement
Waves, Complexes, and Intervals
Heart Rate Determination
Heart Rate Determination Using the Electrocardiogram Large Boxes
Recommended Leads for Continuous ECG Monitoring
Advantages of Common Monitoring Leads
Evidence-Based Practice: Bedside Cardiac Monitoring for Arrhythmia Detection
Evidence-Based Practice: ST-Segment Monitoring
Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics, and Treatment Guide
Guidelines for Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter (Class I Recommendations Only)
Guidelines for Management of Supraventricular Arrhythmias (Class I Recommendations Only)
Guidelines for Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias (Class I Recommendations Only)
Normal 12-Lead ECG Waves
Normal ST Segment and T Waves
Zones of Myocardial Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction with Associated ECG Changes
ECG Patterns Associated with Myocardial Ischemia
ECG Patterns Associated with Acute Myocardial Injury
ECG Changes Associated with Myocardial Infarction
Typical Plasma Profiles
Clinical Presentation of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
Evidence-Based Practice: acute Coronary Syndrome ST-Elevation MI and Non-ST-Elevation MI
Summary of Causes of Axis Deviations
ECG Clues for Differentiating Aberation from Ventricular Ectopy
Pacemaker Codes
Dual-Chamber Pacing Modes
Cardiovascular Concepts
Intra-Aortic Ballon Pump Frequency of 1:2
Intra-Aortic Ballon Pump Frequency of 1:1
Inaccurate Intra-Aortic Ballon Pump Timing
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Pulseless Arrest Algorithm
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Bradycardia Algorithm
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Tachycardia Algorithm
Problems Encountered with Arterial Catheters
Inaccurate Arterial Pressure Measurements
Pulmonary Artery Port Functions
Leveling of the PA Catheter
Referencing and Zeroing the Hemodynamic Monitoring System
Assessing Damping Concepts from Square Wave Test
Pressure Waveforms Observed during Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion
Pulmonary Artery Waveform and Components
Effect of a Mechanical Ventilator Breath on PA Waveform
Reading End Expiration Before a Spontaneous Breath
Evidence-Based Practice: Pulmonary Artery Pressure Measurement
Problems Encountered with Pulmonary Artery Catheters
Inaccurate Pulmonary Artery Pressure Measurements
Troubleshooting Problems with Thermodilution Cardiac Output Measurements
Common Inotropic Therapies in Treating Abnormal Hemodynamics
Common Preload Reducers for Abnormal Hemodynamics
Common Afterload Reducing Agents
Respiratory Concepts
Normal Chest X-Ray
Mediastinal Structures Visible on a Chest X-Ray
Chest X-Ray of COPD
Chest X-Ray of Pneumothorax
Chest X-Ray of Right Lower Lobe Pneumonia
Chest X-Ray Showing Carina and Right Bronchus
Chest X-Ray with PA Catheter, ET Tube, and Chest Tube
Acid-Base Abnormalities
Indications for Mechanical Ventilation
Pulmonary Specific Wean Criteria Thresholds (Pulmonary Specific)
Burns' Wean Assessment Program (BWAP)
Algorithm for Managing Ventilator Alarms and/or Development of Acute Respiratory Distress
Algorithm t Correct Hypoxaemia in an cute COPC Patient
Neurological Concepts
Glasgow Coma Scale
Cranial Nerve Function
Circle of Willis
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Syndromes
Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Goals for Specific Levels of Complete Injury
Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Systems
Pharmacology Tables
Intravenous Medication Administration Guidelines
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Vasoactive Agents
Antiarrhythmic Agents
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Tips for Calculating IV Medication Infusion Rates