Intensive care is a rapidly developing areas of healthcare. This introductory textbook is written specifically for qualified nurses who are working in intensive care units and also for those undertaking post-registration courses in the speciality. It is structured in four parts: "Fundamentals of Care" explores patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; "Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient" describes the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients;"Pathophysiology and Treatments" illustrates the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered; and "Advanced Nursing Practice" looks at how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. This accessible text: covers all the key areas of knowledge needed; includes fundamental knowledge sections, introductions, chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, extensive and up-to-date references and a comprehensive index; and is clearly written by an experienced university lecturer with a strong clinical background of working in intensive care nursing.
This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts
Highly dependent patients are nursed in a variety of clinical areas. High Dependency Nursing Care has been written for nurses caring for these patients or undertaking post-registration courses to prepare them for high dependency nursing. Written by a team of nurses experienced in providing, supporting and developing high dependency care, it discusses practical issues and explores the current evidence base for clinical practice. (Midwest).
Observation, Intervention and Support for Level 2 Patients
Author: Tina Moore
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Written by nurses experienced in providing, supporting and developing high dependency care, High Dependency Nursing Care discusses practical issues and explores the current evidence base for clinical practice. Completed updated throughout, this second edition also includes new chapters on infection control, heart failure, tissue removal and transferring the sicker patient.
This revised 3rd edition has been reformatted for easier reference and access to information. The new edition reflects the latest technologies and care modalities essential to an adult critical care nursing practice. The text uses the nursing process as a framework for each skill presented, and should work well for staff development personnel as it can be easily integrated into critical care orientation programs. Each chapter includes behavioural objectives, key terms, general assessment guidelines and a detailed reference/bibliography listing. Consistent with JCAHO's new emphasis on continuous quality improvement, this manual sets the standard against which all critical care procedures will be judged.
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets
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. This edition is updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model. It also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification with coverage of the newest content on the CCRN exam.
There can be an important gap in a student's knowledge if fundamental principles of any one of the sciences are not fully understood. This may result in an inability to apply principles to practice. A Textbook of Science for the Health Professions provides a solid foundation for understanding science at a level appropriate to students' needs.
Stay on top of the most important issues in high acuity, progressive, and critical care settings with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 8th Edition. Perfect for both practicing nurses and critical care nurses reviewing for CCRN® certification alike, this evidence-based textbook uses the latest, most authoritative research to help you identify patient priorities in order to safely and expertly manage patient care. Succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics includes medications, patient safety, patient education, problem identification, and interprofessional collaborative management. You’ll learn how to integrate the technology of critical care with the physiological needs and psychosocial concerns of patients and families to provide the highest-quality care. Additionally, this new edition places a unique focus on interprofessional patient problems to help you learn to speak a consistent language of patient problems and work successfully as part of an interprofessional team. Need-to-know content reflects today’s high acuity, progressive, and critical care environments! UNIQUE! Balanced coverage of technology and psychosocial concerns includes an emphasis on patient care priorities to help you provide the highest-quality nursing care. Consistent format features a Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures chapter followed by one or more Disorders and Therapeutic Management chapters for each content area. Strong QSEN focus incorporates Evidence-Based Practice boxes that employ the PICOT framework; Teamwork and Collaboration boxes that provide guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communication between nurses and other hospital staff; and Patient Safety Alert boxes that highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety in critical care settings. Nursing management plans at the end of the book provide a complete care plan for every priority patient problem — including outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales. Additional learning aids include case studies, concept maps, Collaborative Management boxes, Patient Education boxes, Priority Medication boxes, and Cultural Competency boxes.
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