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High-Acuity Nursing, Global Edition (6th edition)

High-Acuity Nursing, Global Edition (6th edition)

By: Kathleen Dorman Wagner (author), Karen Johnson (author), Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce (author)Paperback

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For courses on high-acuity nursing intended to serve undergraduate nursing students, novice nurses, novice critical-care nurses, and home-health nurses. The most focused, up-to-date, easy-to-understand guide to high-acuity nursing in all care settings. High-Acuity Nursing, Sixth Edition brings together the knowledge needed to care for adult patients with complex conditions and unpredictable outcomes, across settings ranging from critical care to high-skill long-term facilities. It makes critical pathophysiological concepts clinically applicable to high-acuity patients; enhances students' clinical decision-making skills; provides extensive and immediate feedback; and supports self-paced learning. This tightly focused guide has been substantially reorganized to reflect faculty and student feedback. This edition adds bulleted chapter summaries; NCLEX-style posttest items; updated Emerging Evidence boxes; coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems; adult doses in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes; and a brand-new chapter on complications associated with metabolic stress response. Teaching and Learning Experience This book is designed to help learners rapidly gain mastery and confidence. It provides: Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing: Helps learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: Helps learners translate pathophysiological principles into care decisions, and understand the rationale for those decisions Learner-focused "active learning" with strong pedagogical support: "Chunks" complex information into small, discrete sections, provides quizzes after each section to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study


I. Special Topics1. High-Acuity Nursing2. Holistic Care of the Patient and Family3. The Older Adult High-Acuity Patient4. Acute Pain in the High-Acuity Patient II. Hematologic (Cellular Function)5. Determinants and Assessment of Hematologic Function6. Alterations in Red Blood Cell Function and Hemostasis7. Alterations in White Blood Cell Function8. Alteration in Immune Response: Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation III. Pulmonary Gas Exchange9. Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange10. Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange11. Supporting Pulmonary Gas Exchange: Mechanical Ventilation IV. Cardiac Output12. Determinants and Assessment of Cardiac Output13. Assessment of Hemodynamic Status: Hemodynamic Monitoring14. Assessment of Cardiac Rhythm: Basic Electrocardiographic Rhythm Interpretation15. Alterations in Cardiac Output16. Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion V. Tissue Perfusion17. Determinants and Assessment of Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption18. Alterations in Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption: Shock States19. Alterations in Tissue Perfusion: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome VI. Neurologic20. Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Tissue Perfusion21. Alteration in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack22. Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Head Injury23. Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Spinal Cord Injury24. Sensory Motor Complications of Acute Illness VII. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance25. Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance26. Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance27. Alteration in Renal Function: Renal Failure VIII. Metabolic: Regulation of Internal Environment28. Determinants and Assessment of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Function29. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function30. Alterations in Hepatic Function31. Alterations in Pancreatic Function IX. Metabolic: Nutrition32. Determinants and Assessment of Nutrition and Metabolic Function33. Alterations in Metabolism34. Alterations in Glucose Metabolism X. Tissue Integrity35. Determinants and Assessment of Skin Integrity36. Alterations in Skin Integrity: Complex Wound Management37. Alterations in Skin Integrity: Acute Burn Injury38. Alterations in Multisystem Function: Multiple Trauma GLOSSARYABBREVIATIONSINDEXAPPENDIX

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  • ISBN13: 9781292073408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 976
  • ID: 9781292073408
  • weight: 1912
  • ISBN10: 1292073403
  • edition: 6th edition

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