AACN Essentials of Critial Care Nursing / Edition 1

AACN Essentials of Critial Care Nursing / Edition 1

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by Marianne Chulay, Suzanne M. Burns, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071447717

ISBN-13: 9780071447713

Pub. Date: 06/16/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The


AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN

Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM

Moving from basic to advanced critical care concepts, this easy-to-use, evidence-based resource provides the essential foundation for the nursing care of critically-ill patients. It is the ideal format for

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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN

Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM

Moving from basic to advanced critical care concepts, this easy-to-use, evidence-based resource provides the essential foundation for the nursing care of critically-ill patients. It is the ideal format for nurses beginning their critical care experience. ECG rhythm interpretation and treatment and pharmacology also make it an excellent resource for progressive care nurses.

Features

• Ideal for critical care and progressive care orientation programs

• Incorporates AACN Protocols for Practice
• Builds on essential knowledge to more advanced concepts

• Provides excellent foundation for CCRN certification exam

• Includes ACLS™ algorithms, critical care drug tables, cardiac rhythm characteristics and treatment guides, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilator management, as well as other useful critical care protocols and guidelines.

• Endorsed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071447713
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/16/2005
Series:
AACN Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1Assessment of critically ill patients and families3
2Planning care for critically ill patients and families17
3Interpretation and management of basic cardiac rhythms37
4Hemodynamic monitoring65
5Airway and ventilatory management111
6Pain, sedation, and neuromuscular blockade management145
7Pharmacology165
8Ethical and legal considerations199
9Cardiovascular system215
10Respiratory system247
11Multisystem problems267
12Neurologic system279
13Hematology and immunology systems305
14Gastrointestinal system317
15Renal system341
16Endocrine system357
17Trauma371
18Advanced ECG concepts391
19Advanced cardiovascular concepts431
20Advanced respiratory concepts463
21Advanced neurologic concepts477
22Normal values table503
23Pharmacology tables505
24Advanced cardiac life support algorithms519
25Guidelines for the transfer of critically ill patients529
26Hemodynamic monitoring troubleshooting guide533
27Ventilatory troubleshooting guide539
28Cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guide551

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AACN Essentials of Critial Care Nursing 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This is a great book that provides an 'in-depth overview' 'i.e. is not a full-on textbook but gives you substantially more than just a brief mention of things' of critical care nursing. I wish it had been used as a text for the critical care course required by my hospital before beginning work in the unit...it would have supplemented the teaching and handouts given in class beautifully. I used it to get me started on studying for CCRN and continue to use it as a reference on a regular basis. Highly recommended!