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AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing

From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge.

Hardbound, 1632 Pages

Published: April 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3219-9

Contents

  • UNIT I: PRACTICE IN TODAY’S CRITICAL CARE ENVIRONMENT

    1. The Critical Care Environment

    2. Alternate Settings for Critical Care

    3. Comorbid Conditions

    UNIT II: ELEMENTS OF CARE

    4. Pain and Sedation

    5. Symptom Management

    -Diarrhea

    -Vomiting/Nausea

    -Dyspnea

    6. Nutrition

    7. Thermoregulation

    -Hypothermia

    -Hyperthermia

    8. Families in Critical Care

    9. Improving Outcomes through Prophylaxis

    UNIT III: CARDIAC

    10. Advanced Arrhythmias

    11. Acute Coronary Syndromes

    12. Heart Failure

    13. Heart Disease in Women

    14. Cardiac Surgery

    15. Valvular Disease and Surgery

    16. Vascular Emergencies

    17. Cardiomyopathy

    18. Heart and Lung Transplantation

    UNIT IV: PULMONARY

    19. Acute Respiratory Failure and Acute Lung Injury

    20. Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

    21. Thoracic Surgery

    UNIT V: NERVOUS SYSTEM

    22. Head Injury and Dysfunction

    23. Cerebral Vascular Disorders

    24. Spinal Cord Injury

    25. Special Neurologic Patient Populations

    UNIT VI: GASTOINTESTINAL

    26. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    27. Liver Dysfunction and Failure

    28. Pancreatitis

    29. The Gut in Critical Illness

    30. Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplantation

    UNIT VII: RENAL

    31. Electrolyte Emergencies

    32. Complex Acid-Base Disorders and Associated Electrolyte Imbalances

    33. Acute Renal Failure

    UNIT VIII: ENDOCRINE

    34. Glycemic Control

    35. Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

    UNIT IX: HEMATOLOGIC

    36. Blood Conservation and Blood Component Replacement

    37. Coagulopathies

    UNIT X: IMMUNE (CRITICAL CARE IMMUNOLOGY

    38. Caring for the Immunocompromised Patient

    39. Bone Marrow Transplantation

    UNIT XI: MULTISYSTEM DISORDERS

    40. Shock and Endpoints of Resuscitation

    41. Optimizing Hemodynamics: Strategies for Fluid and Medication Titration in Shock

    42. Trauma

    43. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    44. Burns

    45. Mass-Casualty Competencies

    UNIT XII: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS

    46. Caring for the Patient in the Immediate Postoperative Period

    47. Caring for the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

    48. Caring for a Pediatric Patient in an Adult Critical Care Unit

    49. Caring for the Critically Ill Elderly Patient

    50. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

    51. Caring for the Bariatric Patient

    52. Oncologic Emergencies

    53. Chemical Dependency

    54. End-of-Life Care

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