AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing (3rd edition)

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing (3rd edition)

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

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This title features concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult progressive care patients and their families. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care 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. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections: The Essentials - presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses; Pathological Conditions - covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients; Advanced Concepts In Caring For The Progressive Care Patient - presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care; and Key reference information - features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides.

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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.


Section I. The Essentials 1. Assessment of Progressive Care Patients and Their Families 2. Planning Care for Progressive Care Patients and Their Families 3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms 4. Hemodynamic Monitoring 5. Airway and Ventilatory Management 6. Pain and Sedation Management 7. Pharmacology 8. Ethical and Legal Considerations Section II. Pathologic Conditions 9. Cardiovascular System 10. Respiratory System 11. Multisystem Problems 12. Neurologic System 13. Hematologic and Immune Systems 14. Gastrointestinal System 15. Renal System 16. Endocrine System 17. Trauma Section III. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient 18. Advanced ECG Concepts 19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 20. Advanced Neurologic Concepts Section IV. Key Reference Information 21. Normal Values Table 22. Pharmacology Tables 23. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms 24. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics, and Treatment Guide Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780071822923
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9780071822923
  • weight: 1115
  • ISBN10: 0071822925
  • edition: 3rd edition

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