Author: Suzanne M. Burns
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Release Date: 2016-03-24
The ultimate, case-based guide for learning and teaching the art of diagnostic reasoning for acute and critical care nurse practitioners A Doody's Core Title for 2017! Written by experienced nurse practitioners working in acute and critical care settings,and endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner:Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning presents a wide range of acute and critical care patient cases focusing on diagnosis and management. This authoritative book is designed to help nurse practitioners and students learn how to proceed from a broad differential diagnosis to a specific management plan through expert analysis of patient data. While reconstructing the course of real-life clinical cases, the authors “think out loud” and reveal how they identify pertinent positives and significant negatives to support or refute items on their differential diagnoses list, and further incorporate laboratory and diagnostic testing results to establish a medical diagnosis. Each case includes a description of the management for the identified diagnosis. INCLUDES: · 71 cases based on real-life clinical scenarios · Analysis questions and case discussions to enable learners to actively participate ininductive and deductive reasoning · Cases that can be used to support course work, certification review, and job training The first of its kind, Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning is an essential learning and teaching resource for students, clinicians, and clinical faculty to master the art of diagnostic reasoning.
Author: Thomas Wesson Barkley
Release Date: 2008
PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.
Author: Dr. Mary Wyckoff, PhD, APRN, BC,
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009-07-08
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award of 2009! "There is little doubt that every ACNP in practice or in training will want a copy of this reference in their lab coat pocket." --Ric Cuming, RN, MSN, EdD (c), CNOR, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Jackson Memorial Hospital "Long overdue-This comprehensive critical care text will fill the void, especially for nurses advancing from BSN to Advanced Practice. The authors have covered all the basics and produced a text that provides a well-rounded knowledge base for critical care." -Jeanne H. Siegel, PhD, ARNP University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies This book defines what it means to be a nurse in critical care. With this text, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) will learn what to expect in the critical care unit, and how to manage various complications with patients in acute and intensive care settings. Significant emphasis is given to the complex pathophysiology and appropriate management of common problems encountered in the critical care environment, including trauma, infections, and disease. One chapter is also dedicated to the medical, legal, and ethical aspects of critical care. Critical Care is thus the must-have reference for graduate students as well as for practicing ACPNs. Key topics include: The role of the ACPN in acute and critical care Pulmonary management Cardiac concepts in acute care settings Managing liver, kidney, and kidney pancreas transplant in the ICU Burn management Multisystem organ failure End-of-life and palliative care Family-centered care Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!
Author: Deborah Hamwi
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Release Date: 1999
This practical resource functions as both a reference guide in the acute care setting and as a self-study preparation tool for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification. Coverage begins with a chapter on test-taking strategies, then proceeds with an in-depth review of the diseases and disorders commonly found in acute care practice. Each clinical chapter provides disease definitions, pathophysiology and etiology, signs and symptoms, physical findings, differential diagnoses, tests and diagnostic reasoning, therapeutic management/treatment/education, and outcome evaluation.
Author: Barbara Todd
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release Date: 2005
Part of the Nursing Secrets Series®, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Secrets features a user-friendly question-and-answer format and a detailed index that make it easy to find vital information. Beginning with diagnostic studies and clinical implications, this resource also covers issues such as cardiac, hematologic, and oncologic disorders. Other acute care topics include nutrition support, pain management, and end of life issues. The 50 Top Secrets - key points every acute care nurse practitioner should know - are listed in the front of book for quick reference. Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important concepts. Internet Resources boxes direct readers to additional information on the Internet. Designed for both the experienced nurse practitioner and those who are new to the specialty.
Author: Lisa Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-04-04
This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.
Author: Cynthia Terry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-04-22
A fun, streamlined way to learn the major concepts and theories of critical care nursing – and how to apply them to real-world patient situations Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty. In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns. Learn how to care for patients with: Critical respiratory needs Critical cardiac and vascular needs Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs Neurological needs Endocrine disorders Critical renal needs Critical hematologic needs Trauma Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.
Author: RuthAnne Kuiper, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Teaches students how to” think like an APRN” This book describes an innovative model for helping APRN students develop the clinical reasoning skills required to navigate complex patient care needs and coordination in advanced nursing practice. This model, the Outcome-Present-State-Test (OPT), encompasses a clear, step-by-step process that students can use to learn the skills of differential diagnosis and hone clinical reasoning strategies. This method facilitates understanding of the relationship among patient problems, outcomes, and interventions that focus on promoting patient safety and care coordination. It moves beyond traditional ways of problem solving by focusing on patient scenarios and stories and juxtaposing issues and outcomes that have been derived from an analysis of patient problems, evidence-based interventions, and desired outcomes. The model offers a blueprint for using standardized health care languages and provides strategies for developing reflective and complex thinking that becomes habitual. It embodies several levels of perspective related to patient-centered care planning, team-centered negotiation, and health care system considerations. Through patient stories and case scenarios, the text highlights care coordination strategies critical in complex patient situations. It provides students with the tools to collect patient information, determine priorities for care, and test interventions to reach health care outcomes by making clinical judgments during the problem-solving process. Concept maps illustrate complex patient care issues and how they relate to each other. For faculty use, the text provides links to relevant APN competencies and provides guidelines for using the OPT when supervising students in field settings. Key Features: Delivers a concrete learning model for developing creative thinking and problem solving in the clinical setting Offers a blueprint and structure for using standardized health care languages Includes patient stories and case scenarios to illustrate effective use of the OPT model Highlights care coordination strategies associated with complex client situations with the use of the Care Coordination Clinical Reasoning model Reinforces methods of reaching a diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions and how to duplicate the process
Helps clinicians to systematically look beyond the obvious to arrive at a correct diagnosis Written specifically for both novice and experienced cardiovascular clinicians in acute care settings, this is the only resource to focus on the art of conducting an in-depth patient history. Too often, patients will tell their first provider one thing and their second provider another. Even when asked the exact same question, patients' stories can inexplicably change. Clinicians can save time, effort, and cost by parsing out conflicting patient histories with a specific and detailed line of questioning. If recorded accurately and interpreted correctly, a comprehensive history alone may obtain a correct diagnosis without exhaustive and expensive evaluations. This book includes two clinical scenarios for chief complaints that cardiovascular clinicians may see in their practice. Unpacking these scenarios challenges clinicians to look beyond the obvious and recognize atypical presentations. Each scenario dissects then discusses the history and other pertinent patient information to illuminate subtle differences in the process of information gathering. With this breakdown, the clinician can then identify if the patient has an acute cardiovascular issue. Each chapter ends with a sample of "how to present the patient" to an MD or peer and describes common pitfalls and assumptions to avoid. Key Features: Focuses specifically on acute cardiovascular issues in acute care settings Referenced by chief complaint or consult questions Targets patient history portion of the workup Examines subtle differences between cardiac diagnosis versus noncardiac diagnosis based on how patient history is taken Highlights common errors in review of information using electronic medical records versus standard questioning
Author: Vicki S. Good
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-01-22
Learn to effectively address life-threatening and potentially life-threatening patient conditions, with Advanced Critical Care Nursing, 2nd Edition. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this comprehensive, nursing-focused text centers on the clinical reasoning process as it helps you comprehend, analyse, synthesize, and apply advanced critical care knowledge and concepts. The book is organized within the structure of body systems along with synthesis chapters that address patient conditions involving multiple body systems. Numerous illustrations and graphs plus unfolding case studies further aid your understanding and help you apply text content. In all, Advanced Critical Care Nursing is the must-have resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. Body systems organization emphasizes core systems and advanced concepts. Consistent chapter format features numerous illustrations, charts, and graphs in each chapter to enhance understanding. Synthesis chapters address patient conditions that involve multiple body systems - a common occurrence in critical care nursing. Unfolding case studies with decision point questions are included at the end of all disorders chapters, providing opportunities to apply advanced critical care content to actual scenarios. Medication tables incorporate common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drugs, actions, and special considerations. NEW! Updated information throughout reflects the latest evidence-based content as well as national and international treatment guidelines. NEW! Streamlined content places a greater focus on the need-to-know information for today’s high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings. NEW! Expanded coverage of emerging and infectious diseases and multidrug-resistant infections keep readers up to date with the most topical diseases, such as the Zika virus. NEW! Additional content on alternative settings for critical care now includes the eICU and remote monitoring. NEW! Full-color design clarifies important concepts and improve the book's usability.
Author: Barbara J. Daly
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Release Date: 1997-01-01
This book describes the emerging role of the nurse practitioner in the acute care hospital setting. It also provides guidelines for educators involved in starting Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) programs, administrators considering hiring ACNPs, and ACNPs themselves as they prepare for practice. This book outlines the priorities in the initial development of a new specialty: defining the mission of the ACNP, designing and implementing educational programs, finding a role for the ACNP once they are educated, and describing practice models.
Author: Debra J. Lynn-McHale Wiegand
Release Date: 2011
This sixth edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention.