Concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their familiesA Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in critical care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-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. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing includes essential content found in ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, an online program offered by AACN), key information necessary to successfully prepare for CCRN certification in critical care nursing, and much more. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents core information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult critical care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT -- moves beyond the essentials and presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in critical care practice
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring, summary tables of critical care drugs, and cardiac rhythms and treatment guides
Learning aids include Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge progress and "Essential Content" case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce your knowledge.
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