ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing / Edition 2

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A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand.

As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies.

The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN).

As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN’s highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians.

This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice.

ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care.

Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice.

• expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content
• new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies
• new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues
• critiques of recent research publications explore related topics
• practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice
• learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729540681
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 836
  • Sales rank: 873,454
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Scope of critical care practice, Leanne Aitken, Wendy Chaboyer, Doug Elliott

2 Resourcing critical care, Denise Harris, Ged Williams

3 Clinical information, Harriet Adamson, Doug Elliott

4 Practice development, Ruth Endacott, Wendy Chaboyer

5 Care across the continuum, Wendy Chaboyer, Doug Elliott

6 Ethical issues in critical care, Susan Bailey, Amanda Rischbieth

7 Assessment, monitoring & diagnostics, Bridie Kent, Bruce Dowd

8 Psychosocial and cultural care of the critically ill, Marion Mitchell, Denise Wilson, Vicki Wade

9 Essential nursing care of the critically ill patient, Paul Fulbrook, Bernadette Grealy

10 Support of cardiovascular function, Robyn Gallagher, Malcolm Dennis

11 Support of respiratory function, Sid Cuthbertson, Michelle Kelly

12 Support of neurological function, Di Chamberlain, Wendy Swope

13 Support of renal function, Ian Baldwin, Gavin Leslie

14 Support of metabolic function, Andrea Marshall, Martin Boyle

15 Management of multi-organ dysfunctions, Melanie Greenwood, Marghie Murgo

16 Emergency presentations, David Johnson, Mark Wilson

17 Trauma management, Leanne Aitken, Louise Niggemeyer

18 Resuscitation, Trudy Dwyer

19 Specialty Cardiac Care, Malcolm Dennis, Robyn Gallagher

20 Paediatric considerations in critical care, Tina Kendrick, Anne Morrison

21 Organ donation and transplantation, Judy Currey, Suzana Dimovski, Jane Treloggen

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