Suzanne Burns and Sarah Delgado
This concise, comprehensive book presents the most current techniques for managing adult, critically ill patients and their families. It is the standard-bearer of critical care nursing guides.
This entertaining, evidence-based guide teaches nurses and students all they need to know to offer safe, effective critical care. This peer-reviewed guide, endorsed by the American Association of Critical management Nurses (AACN) and prepared by top professionals in the industry, includes all the necessary details on the management of adult critical care patients and their families.
The book’s practical, building-block organization begins with the basics and progresses to more advanced concepts, aided with helpful tables and algorithms. Whether you’re going through hospital floor orientation or taking critical care courses, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing will help you care for every critical care patient.
The fifth edition of AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
The Essentials provides essential information for all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis, to provide safe, competent nursing care.
Pathologic problems addresses problems and therapeutic options that are frequently found in adult critical care patients.
Advanced Concepts in Critical Care Management highlights distinct pathologic diseases that necessitate specialized critical care management.
Normal laboratory and diagnostic readings, heart rhythms and their management, and crisis standards of care are all included in Key Reference Information.