Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199696260
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre:

The third edition of the best-selling Critical Care Nursing offers readers a fully up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the science and practice of nursing the critically ill patient. Organised into 16 chapters, this edition covers all essential aspects of critical care nursing, from how to manage and monitor specific problems within organ systems, to how to provide sympathetic and compassionate care. A new chapter on 'Managing major incidents and preparing for pandemics' has been introduced with an insight to this crucial aspect of contemporary global healthcare. Written by a team of experienced nurses, this textbook supports staff working across the continuum of critical care to deliver safe, knowledgeable care that is rooted in a strong clinical, evidence base.

Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192515322
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Medical

The third edition of the best-selling Critical Care Nursing offers readers a fully up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the science and practice of nursing the critically ill patient. Organised into 16 chapters, this edition covers all essential aspects of critical care nursing, from how to manage and monitor specific problems within organ systems, to how to provide sympathetic and compassionate care. A new chapter on 'Managing major incidents and preparing for pandemics' has been introduced with an insight to this crucial aspect of contemporary global healthcare. Written by a team of experienced nurses, this textbook supports staff working across the continuum of critical care to deliver safe, knowledgeable care that is rooted in a strong clinical, evidence base.

Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198525877
Release Date: 2005-08-11
Genre: Medical

This book encompasses the knowledge, skills, and expertise required when nursing the critically ill patient. It highlights priorities of care and principles of management in a range of problems common in the ICU. The reader will benefit from the strong clinical foundation and the high levels of expertise. The approach is multi-disciplinary with a strong nursing emphasis. The book will be an excellent base for nurses starting in ICU and provides an updated review of research-based practice for nurses already familiar with ICU.

ACCCN s Critical Care Nursing

Author: Leanne Aitken
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729542005
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Critical care nursing

With each edition, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has built on its highly respected reputation. Its contributors aim to encourage and challenge practising critical care nurses and students to develop world-class critical care nursing skills in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality care. Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), this 3rd edition presents the expertise of foremost critical care leaders and features the most recent evidence-based research and up-to-date advances in clinical practice, technology, procedures and standards. Expanded to reflect the universal core elements of critical care nursing practice authors, Aitken, Marshall and Chaboyer, have retained the specific information that captures the unique elements of contemporary critical care nursing in Australia, New Zealand and other similar practice environments. Structured in three sections, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Edition addresses all aspects of critical care nursing, including patient care and organisational issues, while highlighting some of the unique and complex aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice, such as paediatric considerations, trauma management and organ donation. Presented in three sections: - Scope of Critical Care - Principles and Practice of Critical Care - Speciality Practice Focus on concepts that underpin practice - essential physical, psychological, social and cultural care New case studies elaborate on relevant care topics Research vignettes explore a range of topics Practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice Learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding Additional case studies with answers available on evolve NEW chapter on Postanaesthesia recovery Revised coverage of metabolic and nutritional considerations for the critically ill patient Aligned with the NEW ACCCN Standards for Practice

Intensive Care Nursing

Author: Philip Woodrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134191208
Release Date: 2006-09-27
Genre: Medical

This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071702737
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Medical

Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199215904
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of critical care nursing Written by experienced specialist nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient-centred, evidence-based, and in line with the latest guidelines An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care-settings Features strong emphasis on communication, team working and collaboration Includes newer aspects of critical care such as critical care outreach, major incident, and flu pandemic planningThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems, and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing, in an easy to access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics. Readership: Aimed at general intensive care nursing course students, nurses working in general intensive and high-dependency units, more experienced critical care nurses, and allied health professionals.

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781496306944
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Medical

Presents information logically, based on the pathophysiology of disease, significance of evidence, and avoidance of harmful effects inherent at the critical care level of nursing practice. Chapters include critical care basics, holistic care issues, body system-based conditions, and hematologic, immune and multisystem disorders. This new edition is completely updated to incorporate the spectrum of critical care and evidence-based nursing practice, ranging from moderate sedation and perianesthesia management to special concerns for patients who are elderly, the types of shock, management of stroke, and more.

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E Book

Author: Thomas W. Barkley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781416069218
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Medical

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.

Critical Care Nursing Secrets

Author: Hildy M. Schell
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: IND:30000121294726
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Developed to provide nurse clinicians with a resource for the management of adult critical care patients, Mosby's Critical Care Nursing Reference condenses the most essential information needed by nurses working in the ICU. This valuable, pocket-sized reference provides information on broad topics that apply to a variety of critically ill patients, as well as detailed information on organ diseases. Chapters are dedicated to psychosocial concerns, complementary therapies, and the unique needs of a pediatric patient in an adult ICU. Therapeutic modalities and pharmacology are both examined, with information that is useful for the student, the new nurse, and the experienced professional. (Midwest).

Critical Care Nursing

Author: Patricia Gonce Morton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1496315626
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre:

Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach focuses on exactly what the critical care nurse needs to know by pinpointing the nurse,,s role and nursing interventions. This classic text and reference, now in its 11th edition, maintains its popular holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. The book,,s comprehensive, yet manageable coverage begins with the psychosocial concepts of care and progresses through assessment and management of a variety of disorders. Presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application helps students gain competence and confidence in caring for critically ill patients and their families. As always, the patient as the center of the health care team,,s efforts is emphasized throughout. The 11th edition, led by nationally known expert Dr. Morton, provides excellent contributing authors, the latest research in health care and nursing, smart organization of the material with features that promote critical thinking throughout, and outstanding photographs and illustrations to engage learners. The clear, concise writing style, organization of material, and specially designed features like Evidence-Based Practice Highlights, Considerations of Older Patients boxes, and Case Studies with Critical Thinking Study Questions assist students in understanding the pathophysiological basis for illness and the strategies the critical care nurse uses in assessing and managing patients. The text is completely updated with the most current research in health care and nursing education, with an improved art program, and easily navigated design. Critical Care Nursing is the book all critical care students need to strengthen thinking and decision making skills for a successful career in critical care nursing. KEY FEATURES: - NEW! QSEN icon signals pertinent content within the text. - Learning Objectives help students focus on important content. - Case Studies with Critical Thinking Study Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application. - Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population. - Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse of risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications. - Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history. - Collaborative Care Guides, presented in a tabular format containing outcomes and interventions, describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient,,s illness and minimize complications. - Teaching Guides help the critical care nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, explain post-procedure or postoperative activities, or prepare a patient for discharge from the hospital. - Drug Therapy tables summarize information related to the administration and monitoring of drug therapy. - Spotlight on Genetics boxes, appearing in select chapters, help students understand how genetic factors influence disorders. - Nursing Diagnosis boxes use common NANDA terminology to summarize common nursing diagnoses for particular conditions. - Evidence-Based Practice Highlights emphasize the importance of research-based practice.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sonya R. Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284068320
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Medical

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is designed for certified nurses who work in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or postanesthesia care units caring for patients in the first 48 hours postoperatively. An ideal foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, it also provides advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the basic skills necessary to care for this patient population.Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities needed to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. New to this edition is 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 for those preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies. Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book's questions and robust reporting.

Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Kathleen Perrin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134146344
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Medical

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.

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323320863
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Medical

Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management and much more to equip you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing. This new edition also features new case studies, new QSEN-focused call-out boxes throughout the text, a complete digital glossary, and revised chapter summaries. Evidence-based approach offers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available. UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan. Nursing Management Plans provide a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales. Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications. Concept maps help students understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock. Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders. Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU. Priority Medication boxes offer a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care. NEW! QSEN Evidence-Based Practice boxes use the PICOT framework to cover a timely topic and the research that underlies current patient care. NEW! TEACH for Nurses manual includes unique case studies, outlines, instructor resources, student resources, answer keys, and more. NEW! PowerPoint slides with unfolding case studies have been updated to include interactive questions and sample handoff information in the ISBARR format for appropriate chapters. NEW! Cultural Competency boxes provide information on basic cultural topics, including what cues to watch for and how to better provide culturally competent care. NEW! QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration boxes offer concise guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communications between nurses and other hospital staff. NEW! QSEN Patient Safety Alert boxes highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety. NEW! QSEN Internet Resources boxes identify key organizations and websites for both general critical care practice and for each specific body system. NEW! Key points at the end of each chapter offer a quick study tool for students. NEW! More-detailed objectives now include every disorder covered in the chapter. NEW! Digital glossary on the Evolve companion site help to increase students’ critical care nursing vocabulary.