Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN)
ACCCN is the peak professional organisation representing critical care nurses in Australia
Written by leading critical care nursing clinicians, Leanne Aitken, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer, the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to encourage and challenge critical care nurses and students to develop world-class practice and ensure the delivery of the highest quality care.
The text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing and is divided into three sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice, providing the most recent research, data, procedures and guidelines from expert local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians.
Alongside its strong focus on critical care nursing practice within Australia and New Zealand, the 4th edition brings a stronger emphasis on international practice and expertise to ensure students and clinicians have access to the most contemporary practice insights from around the world.
Section 1 - Scope of critical care:
1. Scope of critical care practice
2. Systems and resources
3. Quality and safety
4. Ethical issues in critical care
Section 2 - Principles and practice of critical care:
5. Essential nursing care of the critically ill patient
6. Patient comfort and psychological care
7. Family and cultural care of the critically ill patient
8. Recovery and rehabilitation
9. Cardiovascular assessment and monitoring
10. Cardiovascular alterations and management
11. Cardiac rhythm assessment and management
12. Cardiac surgery and transplantation
13. Respiratory assessment and monitoring
14. Respiratory alterations and management
15. Ventilation and oxygenation management
16. Neurological assessment and monitoring
17. Neurological alterations and management
18. Support of renal function
19. Nutrition assessment and therapeutic management
20. Gastrointestinal, metabolic and liver alterations
21. Pathophysiology and management of shock
22. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
Section 3 - Speciality practice:
23. Emergency presentations
24. Trauma management
26. Postanaesthesia recovery
27. Paediatric considerations in critical care
28. Pregnancy and postpartum considerations
29. Organ donation
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- 7th August 2019
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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
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
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
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