AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

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"This book provides essential information for novice and experienced critical care nurses. Unique in its design, the first section focuses on knowledge and skills required for new nurses working in the critical care setting. Using a body systems approach, other sections provide more comprehensive information related to care of this patient population. Case studies and evidence-based practice boxes are used throughout the book.....This is a valuable addition to the library of any adult critical care nurse. Updated with the most recent information related to the care of critically ill adults, it provides detailed references, including a comprehensive pharmacological table of medications administered in the critical care setting, Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithms, and troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilator management. It is unique in its format, building from basic to advanced content with little redundancy. Additionally, the case studies and evidence-based practice information throughout the book provide excellent opportunities for clinical application.:--Doody's Review Service

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AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN

Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM

Moving from basic to advanced critical care concepts, this easy-to-use, evidence-based resource provides the essential foundation for the nursing care of critically-ill patients. It is the ideal format for nurses beginning their critical care experience. ECG rhythm interpretation and treatment and pharmacology also make it an excellent resource for progressive care nurses.

Features

· Ideal for critical care and progressive care orientation programs

· Incorporates AACN Protocols for Practice

· Builds on essential knowledge to more advanced concepts

· Provides excellent foundation for CCRN certification exam

· Includes ACLS™ algorithms, critical care drug tables, cardiac rhythm characteristics and treatment guides, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilator management, as well as other useful critical care protocols and guidelines.

· Endorsed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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About the Author:

Marianne Chulay RN DNSc FAAN is a Consultant, Clinical Research and Critical Care Nursing in Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM is Professor of Nursing, Acute and Specialty Care at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the world's largest specialty nursing organization, representing more than 400,000 acute and critical care nurses and serving more than 100,000 members, certificants and nurse constituents. Web site: www.aacn.org

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