Real World Nursing Survival Guide: Hemodynamic Monitoring

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780721603759

Key Features

  • The unique presentation of content narrows the gap between the knowledge a student learns during nursing school and the wisdom they need to survive in the real world.
  • Material is presented using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage readers of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles.
  • A consistent chapter format - using the headings What it is, What you need to know, What you do, and Do you understand? - breaks down information into small segments and facilitates understanding.
  • Special icons for Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, Cautions, Monitoring and Initial Treatment help readers quickly identify special content in the chapter.
  • A variety of memory-reinforcing activities such as mnemonic devices, fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles promote learning and understanding.
  • Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in colored text within parentheses after the explanation, to expose readers to terminology used in the practice setting.
  • Boxed Take Home Points distill years of nursing experience into practical, "real world" advice from the experts.
  • More than 100 NCLEX-style questions, divided by chapter, are included in a section at the end of the book so readers can test their knowledge and review challenging concepts.
  • Full-color illustrations demonstrate key concepts and principles of hemodynamic monitoring, including various complications.
  • Original cartoon-character illustrations and a cartoon camel walk readers through subjects that nursing students have identified as difficult, using a lighthearted approach.
  • Waveforms at the end of each chapter allow readers to practice their interpretation.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the Heart & Lungs

2. Hemodynamic Theory

3. Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment

4. Arterial Pressure Monitoring

5. Right Atrial/Central Venous Pressure Monitoring

6. Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring

7. Pulmonary Artery Pressures and Waveforms

8. Cardiac Output Measurements & Hemodynamic Calculations

9. Mixed Venous Oxygenation Monitoring

10. Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

11. Clinical Application: Case Studies, Clinical Interventions & Exercises

Appendix: Esophageal Doppler Monitoring

NCLEX® Examination Review


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