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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323320856

Category: Medical

Page: 659

View: 618

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.

Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: Linda D. Urden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323294133

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

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Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals. Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily. Consistent organization within each body-system unit allows you to use this book as a one-stop resource for your critical care nursing education, as well as a reference for the relevant assessment techniques, lab values, and patient management principles needed by practicing nurses. Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce practice guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care. Case studies in each chapter help you internalize and apply chapter content to clinical situations. Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care. Patient Safety Alerts provide key information for special safety issues to keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Nursing Management Plans of Care appendix provides detailed, clinically-relevant care plans tied to 35 different NANDA nursing diagnoses. Highlighted QSEN content makes it easy to identify QSEN competencies as they relate to critical care nursing. Internet Resources box provides a list of key websites from leading organizations in critical care. Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier. Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter. New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you’ll use in practice. New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you’ll encounter in a modern critical care unit.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author: Mary Lou Sole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences TW

ISBN: 9571157619

Category: Medical

Page: 996

View: 790

Here's the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing - all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you'll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you'll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you've learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues - all essential concerns confronting today's critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nursing

Author: Leanne Aitken

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729587181

Category: Medical

Page: 1109

View: 792

Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) ACCCN is the peak professional organisation representing critical care nurses in Australia Written by leading critical care nursing clinicians, Leanne Aitken, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer, the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to encourage and challenge critical care nurses and students to develop world-class practice and ensure the delivery of the highest quality care. The text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing and is divided into three sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice, providing the most recent research, data, procedures and guidelines from expert local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. Alongside its strong focus on critical care nursing practice within Australia and New Zealand, the 4th edition brings a stronger emphasis on international practice and expertise to ensure students and clinicians have access to the most contemporary practice insights from around the world. Increased emphasis on practice tips to help nurses care for patients within critical care Updated case studies, research vignettes and learning activities to support further learning Highlights the role of the critical care nurse within a multidisciplinary environment and how they work together Increased global considerations relevant to international context of critical care nursing alongside its key focus within the ANZ context Aligned to update NMBA RN Standards for Practice and NSQHS Standards

Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments

Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138093513

Category: Intensive care nursing

Page: 348

View: 255

All hospitals have critically ill patients, and their management depends upon the resources available. In many low income countries, critically ill patients may be admitted to a critical care unit; however, many are nursed on wards due to a lack of critical care beds or simply die before they reach the hospital. This book provides guidance on the unique situations for nurses working in these challenging environments, while considering ethical decision-making, providing appropriate services, and the types of patients admitted. Topics covered include: working in a resource limited environment; cultural awareness and international agendas; provision and access to healthcare services; ethical considerations in the context of resource limited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environmentsprepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health. mited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environmentsprepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health. ;lt;/P>

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: Linda D. Urden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323320863

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 375

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.

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: JoAnn Grif Alspach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455756285

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 236

From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model, professional care and ethical practice, and critical care patients with special needs, as well as the most current literature and clinical studies. The clear and logical format makes this book an ideal study tool for critical care nursing orientation and continuing education programs. By covering the newest content on the CCRN exam, it also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Reflects the most recent blueprint of the CCRN examination. Content spans basic to advanced levels with an emphasis on nursing practice. Organized by body system and written in a concise outline format for ease of use. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.

AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323429320

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 307

From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) comes the definitive resource for critical care certification and clinical practice. This new seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing practice and includes expanded coverage of pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. It also reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, and of course, the newest content on the CCRN® exam. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this is the definitive guide to critical care nursing certification and clinical practice. NEW! Significantly updated content corresponds to the most recent CCRN® examination blueprint and reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, AACN/ANA scope of practice, and ECCO 3.0. NEW! Expanded coverage of key content reflects the healthcare needs of today’s patients, including pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; nutritional support; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. Concise outline format is organized by body system to make information easy to digest. NEW! Clinical Pearls and Key Concepts boxes highlight key content and serve as a convenient quick reference. NEW! Improved navigation includes printed index tabs to help distinguish chapters and find information fast. Basic to advanced levels of coverage, with an emphasis on clinical nursing practice, prepare you for the full range of knowledge you will encounter on the CCRN exam and in practice. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.

International Perspectives in Critical Care Nursing, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

International Perspectives in Critical Care Nursing, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Author: Christi Delemos

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323776356

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 643

In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Guest Editor Christi Delemos has created an issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics that gives the readers an opportunity to discover critical care nursing practices from critical care nurses around the world. Authors will have the opportunity to share the contributions of critical care nurses to health care globally. Current challenges in managing critical care patients anywhere in the world are discussed; articles are specifically devoted to ICU Nursing Priorities in the United States; Caring for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Australian Nursing Perspectives; Use of Diaries in ICU Delirium Patients: German Nursing Perspectives; Caring for Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnnoid Hemorrhage: Nursing Perspectives from the UK; Critical Care Nursing in India; Nursing Priorities in Critical Care Nursing in the Philippines; The Glasgow Coma Scale: A European and Global Perspective on Enhancing Practice; and Care of the Patient with Acquired Brain Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean. Readers will come away with new perspectives of care for the critical care patient.

Critical Care Nursing Practice Guide: A Road Map for Students and New Graduates

Critical Care Nursing Practice Guide: A Road Map for Students and New Graduates

Author: Elizabeth Simon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449619312

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 654

Critical Care Nursing Practice Guide: A Road Map for Students and New Graduates is an essential, step-by-step, practical guide that helps new nursing graduates, new critical care and nursing students assigned to intensive care units gain the confidence they need to provide optimal care to their patients. This comprehensive text teaches inexperienced nurses how to systematically assess their patients, plan individualized care, implement therapeutic modalities with competence, collaborate effectively and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing actions. Covering areas such as how to begin, organize, prioritize, analyze, reason, and decide in daily routines and emergencies in the critical care setting, this book enables the novice to become an expert in the ICU. Valuable features such as chapter objectives, summaries, and key terms are included.