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Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Patricia Gonce Morton
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Related work: Critical care nursing / [edited by] Patricia Gonce Morton, Dorrie K. Fontaine. 9th ed. c2009.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author : Sonya Hardin
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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Second Edition

Author : Marianne Chulay
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam 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. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units. Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Kathleen Perrin
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This title is appropriate for all baccalaureate-level courses in critical care and advanced adult or medical surgical nursing, as well as for hospital orientation programs for beginning critical care nurses. An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver safe, effective care that optimizes patients' outcome Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies concepts and techniques that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are commonly seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, safety initiatives, commonly used medications, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book. The Third Edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX�-style questions and analytical Why/Why Not features that spark critical thinking and test readers' understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the text establishes the groundwork students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care.

Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Kathleen Ouimet Perrin
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An introduction to critical care, this book is focused on elements that are essential for the novice critical care nurse to understand. Safe practice is a recurrent theme and essential safety initiatives are in highlighted boxes with specific issues related to the content in each chapter. Included are the purpose, the rationale, and highlighted recommendations, with a Media Link for more information. NANDA Nursing Diagnoses are also suggested for the disorders and diseases presented to help the reader categorize the nursing problems that may accompany the medical diagnoses. An essential reference for the Critical Care Nurse

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Marianne Chulay
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4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This book provides essential information for novice and experienced critical care nurses. Unique in its design, the first section focuses on knowledge and skills required for new nurses working in the critical care setting. Using a body systems approach, other sections provide more comprehensive information related to care of this patient population. Case studies and evidence-based practice boxes are used throughout the book.....This is a valuable addition to the library of any adult critical care nurse. Updated with the most recent information related to the care of critically ill adults, it provides detailed references, including a comprehensive pharmacological table of medications administered in the critical care setting, Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithms, and troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilator management. It is unique in its format, building from basic to advanced content with little redundancy. Additionally, the case studies and evidence-based practice information throughout the book provide excellent opportunities for clinical application.:--Doody's Review Service

Exam Prep for Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care

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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author : East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin
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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is an indispensable reference for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The Second Edition features additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery, a new chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics, updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines. An ideal resource to help prepare for the Cardiac Surgery Certification subspecialty exam offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, an

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

Author : Marianne Chulay
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Written by nationally known clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook provides foundational information, whether you're a nurse who is to progressive care, or are a student preparing for the certification exam in progressive care nursing. You'll find a concise presentation of essential information for the safe and competent care of adult progressive care patients and their families.

Critical Care Nurse

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AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing Second Edition

Author : Marianne Chulay
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam 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. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Barbara Montgomery Dossey
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Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : Linda Diann Urden
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Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author : Marilyn L. Lamborn
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The new third edition offers a wealth of revised and expanded content that reflects the latest changes in critical care nursing. This edition retains its easy-to-read format and continues to present concise nursing care plans. Research Applications boxes throughout focus on current issues in critical care nursing. An expanded number of Pathophysiology Flow Charts reinforce difficult concepts. New information on Geriatric Considerations is highlighted throughout and Clinical Alerts call attention to concerns from a variety of clinical settings. New Internet Resources are found in each chapter for further research on related topics. Concise Nursing Care Plans are retained from the current edition. Each plan (in table format) presents Nursing Diagnoses, Patient Outcomes, and Nursing Interventions for common critical care disorders and conditions. Research Applications, integrated throughout the text, reference current articles on important issues in critical care including cultural diversity and complementary therapies. Updated drug tablesreflect the most current content. Expanded number of pathophysiology flow charts present students with easy to understand graphic representations of difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with Critical Thinking Questions to help students assess their comprehension of the chapter and give examples of practical applications. The answers and rationales are also found on the IER. Objectives and Summaries are included for each chapter. 262 illustrations An Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM now accompanies the text, and features 1000 Power Point slides, a 500 question test bank, and an electronic image collection of 100 images. It also presents the discussions and rationales to the Critical Thinking Questions and Case Study Questions. A Student Study Guidefocuses on case studies and learning activities to further enhance the application of critical thinking skills. Answers are located at the end of the book. Includes a new chapter on Trauma (Chapter 16) that addresses such injuries as those to the head, chest, and spinal cord. Case Studieswith accompanying questions help students apply the chapters content to real-life situations. Question discussions are presented on the Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM (IER). Clinical Alertscall attention to particular concerns, significance, and procedures in a variety of clinical settings. Geriatric Considerationshighlight the special needs of the older patient in a critical care environment. Internet Resources, located at the end of every chapter, have been added to aid he student further by offering links to chapter-related materials and organizations. Laboratory Alertsdetail common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, and how each relates to the chapter content.

Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

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CLICK HERE for the paperback version of this book. A straight-forward, detailed overview of pathophysiology, providing nursing students with clear and simple explanations of the basic principles that underpin health and illness, and the main causes of disease. The book uses person-centred nursing as its guiding principle (in-line with the new NMC standards) to encourage students to develop a more detailed understanding of specific disorders and learn how to apply the bioscience theory to nursing practice and patient care. Key features: Full-colour diagrams and figures: all content supported by colourful, reader-friendly illustrations. Person-centred bioscience: a fictional family woven through the book encourages students to think holistically about pathophysiology and consider the lived-experiences of different conditions and diseases. Online resources: access to online materials for lecturers and students, including multiple choice questions, videos, flashcards, lecturer test bank, an image bank and a media teaching guide.

Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author : John M. Clochesy
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Here is a ready-to-use comprehensive 'course' in critical care for ICU and specialty nurses that clearly and expertly spells out principles, skills, and procedures. Included are self-test questions, examples, tables, case studies, and more.

AACN s Clinical Reference for Critical care Nursing

Author : Marguerite Rodgers Kinney
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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Fourth Edition

Author : Suzanne M. Burns
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Succinct, complete guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – written by top clinical experts Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for critical care nursing education. Recognizing the learner’s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex critical care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically progresses to advanced topics. Bolstered by helpful tables and essential content cases, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for CCRN® certification in critical care nursing. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Fourth Edition is presented in 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.•Pathologic 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 includes information about specific pathologic conditions that require specialized critical care management. •Key Reference Information features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, 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, Priniciples of Management to summarize key concepts and “Essential Content” case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce the learners’ knowledge.

Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care

Author : Daniel L. Levin
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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Third Edition

Author : Suzanne M. Burns
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Concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families A 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.