AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing (3rd edition)

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing (3rd edition)

By: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (author), Suzanne M. Burns (author)Paperback

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An essential evidence-based text that provides a solid foundation for the nursing care of critically-ill patients Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. Unlike competitive texts which focus on theory, this book is specifically written to have a direct application to real-world practice. Each chapter includes a full case study to demonstrate how the chapter concepts apply to real-life clinical situations. NEW to this edition: two-color design, review questions added to cases Provides an excellent review for the CCRN certification exam

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Suzanne M. Burns, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM, FAANP (Charlottesville, VA) Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, University of Virginia; Consultant, Critical and Progressive Care and Clinical Nursing Research.


1. Assessment of Critically Ill Patients and Families 2. Planning Care for Critically Ill Patients 3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms 4. Hemodynamic Monitoring 5. Airway and Ventilatory Management 6. Pain, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade Management 7. Pharmacology 8. Ethical and Legal Considerations 9. Cardiovascular System 10. Respiratory System 11. Multisystem Problems 12. Neurological System 13. Hematologic and Immune Systems 14. Gastrointestinal System 15. Renal System 16. Endocrine System 17. Trauma 18. Advanced ECG Concepts 19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 20. Advanced Respiratory Concepts: Models of Ventilation 21. Advanced Neurologic Concepts 22. Normal Values Table 23. Pharmacology Tables 24. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms 25. Hemodynamic Troubleshooting Guide 26. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristic and Treatment Guide

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780071822794
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780071822794
  • weight: 1240
  • ISBN10: 0071822798
  • edition: 3rd edition

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