Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as risk for, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc.
The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development.
The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research . A companion website hosts related resources.
Key features2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic concepts Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis New chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses in clinical practice, education, administration and electronic health record 16 new diagnoses 11 revised diagnoses Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians Companion website available, including a video on assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis
"Tell me and I ́ll forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I ́ll understand”
This version does not include the updates and other functionality included in the tablet version that accompanies the print edition.
They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff.
And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.”
Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.
From the Hardcover edition.
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions.
Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation.
The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms.Key Topics Include:
Cardiovascular EmergenciesDisaster Response EmergenciesInfectious Disease EmergenciesMental Health EmergenciesShock and Multisystem Trauma EmergenciesSubstance Abuse and Toxicologic EmergenciesNew to this Edition:
Endocrine EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesDental EmergenciesRapid Sequence IntubationTriageAcute Stroke Management GuidelinesSexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse
This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (criticalcare registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinicaljudgmentñenhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Alsoincluded are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN testblueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a ìThink in Questionsî format,which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinkingthroughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content reviewfollowed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinicaljudgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practiceportion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the examíscontent blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each.The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring ìbite-sizeî sections for easier learning andmemorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-takingskills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN examformat. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow.Key Features:
Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN testblueprint formatGoes beyond mere memorization of facts with ìThink in Questionsî Socratic-style content reviewin the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hintsContains ìbite-sizeî sections for each topic for easier learning and memorizationContains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the examIncludes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits
CCRN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.
Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocks—that was Kevin Grange’s initiation into emergency medicine when, at age thirty-six, he enrolled in the “Harvard of paramedic schools”: UCLA’s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.
Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA’s paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever done—but also the most transformational and inspiring.
An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanity—people working together to help save a human life.
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients.
Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on the exam. Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score.
New to this edition:26 brand new nursing diagnoses and 13 revised diagnoses Updates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk Diagnoses A standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and clinicians All introductory chapters are written at an undergraduate nursing level, and provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for the nurse at the bedside A new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferences Five nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structure Coding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminology Companion website featuring references from the book, video presentations, teaching tips, and links to taxonomy history and diagnosis submission/review process description www.wiley.com/go/nursingdiagnoses
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CARE PATIENT -- presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides
This practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs.
This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs.
Key Features: Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapterEnlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead stripWorksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skillsA self assessment section for students at the end of the book
Each chapter develops knowledge of the related physiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions that are research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretation and critical appraisal skills, enabling the reader to apply fundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essential resource for practitioners faced with complex and challenging patient cases.
Key Features:Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject to life Full of extra features to help improve the learning process, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading and learning outcomes New case studies throughout to help you understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice Supported by an online resource centre at www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/false exercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagram activities, and more!
—From the Foreword by Professor Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor of Enterprise, University of Northumbria
Long-Term Conditions is a comprehensive, practical guide for nurses and healthcare professionals on the care and management of people with chronic illness. It explores case management, individual care and management, the role of the ‘expert patient’, quality-of-life issues, counselling skills, self-management, and optimum self-care. Long-Term Conditions discusses the three main long-term conditions currently resulting in most hospital admissions: diabetes, respiratory, and coronary heart disease, with a focus on empowering the patient to self-manage.
Key Features:A comprehensive guide to the care and management of long-term conditions Focuses on the management of the conditions from the patients’ perspective Practical and accessible in style
Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty.
In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns.
Learn how to care for patients with:Critical respiratory needs Critical cardiac and vascular needs Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs Neurological needs Endocrine disorders Critical renal needs Critical hematologic needs Trauma
Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.
óFrom the Foreword
Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN
"The best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice.
The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as ìFast Facts in a Nutshell,î targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams.Key Features:
Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint CommissionProvides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standardsDistills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise informationIncludes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studiesServes as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams
Military medical personnel provide outstanding health support to those who serve in harm’s way. As war hasevolved, so has our medical support to those who fight. Today, American service members face a new terrain of mobile urbanconflict.
Despite advances in personal and force protection, our forces remain vulnerable to blast wounds, burns, and multiplepenetrating injuries not usually or routinely encountered in civilian settings. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medicalmanagement of these and other battle and nonbattle injuries.
This updated resource provides state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery practiced by the US military medical personnel.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nursesClearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty careIncludes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature to help guide the new nursePays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease statesPinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four.
Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.
“This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
Written by the chair of the Education Committee of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Association, this is the first text on wound care to be both comprehensive in scope yet small enough to fit into a lab coat pocket. All of the latest information on wound care is now available at your fingertips.
Part of the new Nurse to Nurse series, this title features coverage of the principles behind acute as well as chronic wounds. The authors include assessment and evaluation principles, how to stage or classify any wound, and practical hints on wound measurement and wound care. You will also find documentation and reimbursement tips for many healthcare settings.
Features:PDA download of the entire text Wound care suggestions along with advantages and disadvanatages so you can make fully informed decisions about wound care In abbreviated format, all the considerations that must be made when treating wounds of differing pathophysiology and in multiple healthcare settings The most current scientific evidence on wound care Coated flex-binding repels stains
The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award of 2009!
"There is little doubt that every ACNP in practice or in training will want a copy of this reference in their lab coat pocket."
--Ric Cuming, RN, MSN, EdD (c), CNOR, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Jackson Memorial Hospital
"Long overdue-This comprehensive critical care text will fill the void, especially for nurses advancing from BSN to Advanced Practice. The authors have covered all the basics and produced a text that provides a well-rounded knowledge base for critical care."
-Jeanne H. Siegel, PhD, ARNP
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
This book defines what it means to be a nurse in critical care. With this text, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) will learn what to expect in the critical care unit, and how to manage various complications with patients in acute and intensive care settings.
Significant emphasis is given to the complex pathophysiology and appropriate management of common problems encountered in the critical care environment, including trauma, infections, and disease. One chapter is also dedicated to the medical, legal, and ethical aspects of critical care. Critical Care is thus the must-have reference for graduate students as well as for practicing ACPNs.
Key topics include: The role of the ACPN in acute and critical care Pulmonary management Cardiac concepts in acute care settings Managing liver, kidney, and kidney pancreas transplant in the ICU Burn management Multisystem organ failure End-of-life and palliative care Family-centered care
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!
Addiction for Nurses is a comprehensive textbook for students, explaining the role of the nurse at each stage of intervention. Early chapters approach the subject from sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives, covering significant topics such as the nature of addiction, its social context, and addiction theory. The book then presents vital information about each of the main areas of addiction (nicotine, alcohol, opiates, cannabis, psychostimulants, and hallucinogens) with clinical and practical guidance on recognition, assessment, and treatment intervention strategies. Further chapters consider dealing with emergencies, blood-borne viruses, harm reduction, and work with specific client groups (for instance, black and ethnic minority communities, or those with special needs).
This book is an essential resource for all those who come into contact with alcohol and drug misusers and for specialist addiction nurses preparing for practice in this complex and rewarding field.
Practice with confidence by consulting with a "who’s who" of global experts on every facet of critical care medicine.Implement today’s most promising, evidence-based care strategies with an enhanced focus on patient outcomes.
Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with totally updated coverage of the importance of coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics.
See how to perform key critical care procedures by watching a wealth of new videos online.Focus on the practical guidance you need with the aid of a new, more templated format in which basic science content has been integrated within clinical chapters, and all procedural content has been streamlined for online presentation and paired with videos.
Make the most of new antibioticsto improve control of surgical infection, learn to use new antifungal agents, and implement innovative therapies to combat both methicillin- and oxacillin-resistant organisms.
Benefit from tremendous recent advancesin the field (often as a result of experience gained by military and civilian surgeons), including the development of damage control.
Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. Reviewed throughout by experienced practitioners and teachers, it covers:
patient-focused issues of bedside nursing
the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients
the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered
how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice.
Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients, particularly those undertaking further training in the area.
Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department.
Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning.
With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
From a world recognized expert on care for the dying, comes the first pocket-sized reference for generalist nurses on palliative care. This handy, portable reference assists nursing in dealing with one of the most emotionally trying situations they face in clinical practice.
Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, vignettes, nursing alerts that provide just-in-time information on complex or particularly important aspects of patient care, and clinical pearls which provide the benefit of other nurses' valuable experience in dealing with end-of-life care. Coated flex-binding repels stains.
The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.
See exactly how it’s done.Numerous ultrasound images and access to dozens of videos demonstrate the use of ultrasound in critical care.
Rely on the guidanceof more than 80 different experts from Australia, China, Middle East, Europe, USA, and Canada regarding the current and future use of CCU.
Adapt the use of emergency ultrasoundin specialized out-of-hospital (i.e., war zones, animals) and in-hospital (i.e., pediatric units) settings. Additionally, issues regarding CCU logistics, training, and education are analyzed for the first time.
The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.
Maintaining the high standards of the previous edition of this bestseller, the current editors have fully revamped this reference to match the education and reference needs of today’s LNC. Adding a wealth of new information, the book has been split into two volumes: Legal Nurse Consulting Principles, designed for students, and Legal Nurse Consulting Practices, a solid professional reference that practicing LNCs will consult again and again.
Legal Nurse Consulting Practices provides the professional LNC with a wealth of new content covering processes and legal considerations in a number of areas. It explores forensics work and administrative healthcare law including insurance regulations and fraud. It discusses keys aspects of Medicare, approaches to creating a life care plan, the legal aspects of advanced practice nursing, and key concepts related to pediatrics and neonatal care. The book also describes the competencies and necessary background needed for certification and provides advice on how to advance within the profession.
An authoritative reference for practitioners:
Includes samples of effective and ineffective cross-examinations
Explores evidentiary issues
Provides guidelines for setting up an LNC practice
Examines the role of LNCs in various fields
Reviews the healthcare claims process
Discusses case evaluation for a variety of special needs patients
Contains review questions at the end of each chapter to refresh practicing LNCs
Those wishing guidance on the basics of LNC should check out the companion volume, Legal Nurse Consulting Principles. These volumes are also available as a set.
Patient Safety Priorities boxes in each therapeutic management chapter highlight important patient safety considerations.
UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan.
Nursing Management Plans provide you with a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales.
Evidence-Based Collaborative Practice boxes summarize evidence-based recommendations for a variety of therapies.
Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders.
Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU. Concept maps help you understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock.NEW! Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications.
NEW! Priority Medication boxes give you a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care. UPDATED! New information on the management of the alcoholic patient and disorders resulting from alcoholism is added to chapter nine.
The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects according to physiologic body water distribution, electrolytic and acid-base balance, and to clarify which products available on the market represent the best choice in different circumstances. The book opens by discussing in detail the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and the effect of intravenous fluid administration. In the second part of the monograph, these concepts are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of solutions available on the market in different clinical settings. Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide, including for those who are not experts in the subject.