AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care

ISBN-10: 0721604528

ISBN-13: 9780721604527

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

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AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care offers comprehensive coverage of procedures unique to the critical care environment. This edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice. Information is presented in a highly illustrated step-by-step format with supporting rationales for each step of every procedure. This resource also emphasizes evidence-based practice and provides complete coverage of the latest clinical studies. Each procedure is organized in a consistent, step-by-step format with categories that include: prerequisite nursing knowledge, equipment, patient and family education, patient assessment and preparation, procedure, expected outcomes, unexpected outcomes, patient monitoring and care, and documentation. Each procedure is supported by research-based data. Advanced practice procedures are noted with a special AP icon indicating that these procedures should be done only by qualified personnel. 19 new procedures discuss topics such as combitube insertion and removal, transesophageal echocardiography, and patient controlled analgesia. A new Quick Tips feature located in the Special Considerations column for quick reference highlights key words and key concepts for each procedure. A new web-enhanced feature at the beginning and end of each procedure directs readers to online supplement materials such as additional art and photographs. Web links connect users to hundreds of continually updated web sites that contain information relevant to critical care nursing practice. 200 new line drawings clearly illustrate important techniques and bring key procedures to life.
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List price: $107.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1280
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.292
Language: English

Pulmonary System
Airway Management
Combitube Insertion and Removal AP NEW!
Endotracheal Intubation (Perform) AP
Endotracheal Intubation (Assist)
Endotracheal Tube and Oral Care
Extubation / Decannulation (Perform) AP
Extubation / Decannulation (Assist)
Laryngeal Mask AP NEW!
Nasopharyngeal Airway Insertion
Oropharyngeal Airway Insertion
Suctioning Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube
Tracheal Tube Cuff Care
Tracheostomy Tube Care
Special Pulmonary Procedures
Continuous End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
Continuous Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation
Oxygen Saturation Monitoring by Pulse Oximetry
Manual Pronation Therapy
Thoracic Cavity Management
Chest Tube Placement (Perform) AP
Chest Tube Placement (Assist)
Chest Tube Removal (Perform) AP
Chest Tube Removal (Assist)
Closed Chest Drainage System
Needle Thoracostomy (Perform) AP
Thoracentesis (Perform) AP
Thoracentesis (Assist)
Ventilatory Management
Arterial-Venous Oxygen Difference Calculation
Auto-PEEP Calculation
Compliance and Resistance Measurement
Manual Self-Inflating Resuscitation Bag
Oxygenation Indices
Shunt Calculation
Ventilatory Management Volume and Pressure Modes
Weaning Criteria (Negative Inspiratory Pressure, Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, Spontaneous Tidal Volume, Vital Capacity Measurement)
Weaning Process
Cardiovascular System
Cardiac Emergencies
Automated External Defibrillation
Defibrillation (External)
Defibrillation (Internal)
Emergent Open Sternotomy (Perform) AP
Emergent Open Sternotomy (Assist)
Pericardiocentesis (Perform) AP NEW!
Pericardiocentesis (Assist)
Cardiac Pacemakers
Atrial Electrogram
Atrial Overdrive Pacing (Perform) AP
Epicardial Pacing Wire Removal AP NEW!
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Permanent Pacing (Assessing Function)
Temporary Transcutanous (External) Pacing
Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion (Perform) AP
Temporary Transvenous and Epicardial Pacing
Circulatory Assist Devices
Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management
External Counterpressure with Pneumatic Antishock Garments
Ventricular Assist Devices
Electrocardiographic Leads and Cardiac Monitoring
Electrophysiologic Monitoring: Hardwire and Telemetry
Extra Electrocardiographic Leads: Right Precordial and Left Posterior Leads
Continuous ST Segment Monitoring
Twelve-Lead Electrocardiogram
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Arterial Catheter Insertion (Perform) AP
Arterial Catheter Insertion (Assist), Care and Removal
Blood Sampling from Arterial Catheter
Blood Sampling from Central Venous Catheters NEW!
Blood Sampling from Pulmonary Catheter
Cardiac Output Measurement Techniques (invasive)
Central Venous Catheter Removal
Central Venous Catheter Site Care
Central Venous / Right Atrial Pressure Monitoring
Esophageal Doppler Monitoring of Aortic Blood Flow: Probe Insertion NEW!
Esophageal Doppler Monitoring of Aortic Blood Flow: Care and Removal NEW!
Left Atrial Catheter, Care and Assisting with Removal
Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring: Impedance Cardiography
Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Perform) AP
Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Assist) and Pressure Monitoring
Pulmonary Artery Catheter Removal
Pulmonary Artery Catheter and Pressure Lines, Troubleshooting
Single and Multiple Pressure Transducer Systems
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