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Overview

High-Acuity Nursing 5e

Kathleen Dorman Wagner, EdD, MSN, RN

Karen L. Johnson, PhD, RN

Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

The fifth edition of High-Acuity Nursing celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this popular book. Broken down into learner-focused, self-paced modules, the book takes complex information and presents it in smaller, more accessible chunks that promote easier mastery by readers. As the modules progress in difficulty, this text addresses the multiple-system problems that nurses face when caring for high-acuity patients.

With a focus on concepts and principles that can be applied across practice settings and patient populations, High-Acuity Nursing, Fifth Edition, uses a learner-friendly approach that will help nurses and nursing students master the concepts and confidence to succeed in today’s health care settings.

New to this edition:

  • New Modules. Ten new modules have been added to the 5th edition, including a module on the older high-acuity patient!
  • Related Drug Therapy — Major drug therapy pertaining to a particular topic is summarized in a table.
  • Nursing Management — Nursing Management is summarized in a special new feature.
  • Critical Thinking Check Point exercises — Presented on the book website on MyNursingKit, a case scenario and higher level critical thinking questions test readers’ understanding of chapter concepts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135049266
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/24/2009
  • Series: MyNursingKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Wagner EdD, MSN, RN is a lecturer in the Undergraduate Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. As a nurse educator, she teaches pathopharmacology and high-acuity nursing at the undergraduate level. She is also the Educational Consultant for the Undergraduate Program at the University of Kentucky. She has a doctorate in Instructional Systems Design with a focus on learning transfer and case method instruction.

Karen Johnson PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Director of Nursing, Research & Evidence-based Practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Melanie Hardin-Pierce DNP, RN, ACNP-BC is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky studying oral health in mechanically ventilated patients. She is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner who practices as a critical care intensivist in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She is primary investigator in funded research that examines inflammation, cardiovascular function and weaning outcomes in mechanically ventilated adults.

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Table of Contents

Part I Special Topics

Module 1 High Acuity Nursing

Module 2 Holistic Care of the High Acuity Patient and Family (NEW)

Module 3 The Older Adult High Acuity Patient (NEW)

Module 4 Acute Pain in the High Acuity Patient

Part II Hematologic (Cellular Function)

Module 5 Determinants and Assessment of Hematologic Function (NEW)

Module 6 Alterations in Red Blood Cell Function and Hemostasis (NEW)

Module 7 Alterations in White Blood Cell Function (NEW)

Module 8 Alteration in Immune Response: Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation

Part III Pulmonary Gas Exchange

Module 9 Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange

Module 10 Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange

Module 11 Supporting Pulmonary Gas Exchange: Mechanical Ventilation

Part IV Cardiac Output

Module 12 Determinants and Assessment of Cardiac Output

Module 13 Assessment of Hemodynamic Status: Hemodynamic Monitoring

Module 14 Assessment of Cardiac Rhythm: Basic Electrocardiographic Rhythm Interpretation

Module 15 Alterations in Cardiac Output

Module 16 Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion

Part V Tissue Perfusion

Module 17 Determinants and Assessment of Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption

Module 18 Alterations in Oxygen Delivery and Consumption: Shock States

Module 19 Alterations in Tissue Perfusion: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Part VI Sensory Motor

Module 20 Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Tissue Perfusion

Module 21 Alteration in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack

Module 22 Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Disorders: Acute Head Injury

Module 23 Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Module 24 Sensory Motor Complications of Acute Illness (NEW)

Part VII Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Module 25 Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance (NEW)

Module 26 Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Module 27 Alteration in Renal Function: Renal Failure

Part VIII Metabolic: Regulation of Internal Environment

Module 28 Determinants and Assessment of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Function (NEW)

Module 29 Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function

Module 30 Alterations in Hepatic Function

Module 31 Alterations in Pancreatic Function

Part IX Metabolic: Nutrition

Module 32 Determinants and Assessment of Nutrition and Metabolic Function (NEW)

Module 33 Alterations in Metabolism

Module 34 Alterations in Glucose Metabolism

Module 35 Determinants and Assessment of Injury (NEW)

Module 36 Alterations in Skin Integrity: Complex Wound Management

Module 37 Alteration in Skin Integrity: Acute Burn Injury

Module 38 Alteration in Multisystem Function: Multiple Trauma

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  • Anonymous

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    Encompassing and Easy to Read

    This book is amazing for any nursing student in an advanced med/surg class. The way it reads is a blessing - it's not BORING. Organized well and critical thinking questions really let you see if you understand the material.

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