ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729537704, 9780729577700

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing

1st Edition

Authors: Leanne Aitken Andrea Marshall Wendy Chaboyer
eBook ISBN: 9780729577700
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 23rd October 2006
Page Count: 1000

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Developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), the text has been written and edited by the most senior and experienced critical care nursing clinicians and academics across the region. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing is a resource that will foster the development of skilled and confident critical care nurses. This comprehensive text provides detailed coverage of a number of specialty areas within critical care nursing including intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. It will encourage students to be reflective practitioners, ethical decision-makers and providers of evidence-based care.

Key Features

  • Written by expert clinicians, academics, and educators
  • Pedagogically rich chapters with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, practice tips, article abstracts, learning activities, research vignettes
  • Heavily illustrated and referenced
  • Reflects current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • The text has a patient-centred approach and will provide students with a sound knowledge base and critical thinking skills
  • Image bank of all illustrations from the text will be available to lecturers for teaching

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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About the Author

Leanne Aitken

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital; Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, City University London, UK

Andrea Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN) Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University Intensive Care Unit, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Wendy Chaboyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Director NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; Professor, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden