Compact Clinical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation

Compact Clinical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation Author Sandra Goldsworthy
ISBN-10 9780826198068
Release 2013-12-10
Pages 176
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The only book written about mechanical ventilation by nurses for nurses, this text fills a void in addressing high-level patient care and management specific to critical care nurses. It provides a detailed approach to developing expertise in this challenging area. (Critical & Intensive Care)



Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12 Lead EKG Interpretation

Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12 Lead EKG Interpretation Author Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD(c), CNCC(C), CMSN(C)
ISBN-10 9780826198471
Release 2016-06-13
Pages 150
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Translates difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies This is a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in the Critical Care and Acute Care settings. Thoroughly researched and authored by nurses for nurses, the guide provides detailed and comprehensive concepts of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation with an emphasis on the nurse’s role. Written by nurses with extensive experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses as they transition into the Critical Care arena, the book delivers the depth and breadth of knowledge required for mastery of this aspect of care for critically ill patients throughout the lifespan. Distinguished by its translation of difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies, the guide’s clear, logical format is peppered with evidence-based information and helpful practical tips throughout. Such features as bulleted points aid in understanding complex concepts, and learning objectives, key points summarized for quick reference to reinforce knowledge. Additionally, the book includes learning activities to evaluate understanding of content, plentiful illustrative case studies, clinical pearls, references, and end-of-chapter review questions. Unique electronic aids that include “Cue Cards” and Systematic Approach summaries to further add to the guide’s value. The guide will be a valuable learning tool for RNs preparing for certification in critical care, experienced critical care nurses and a timesaving teaching aid for critical care clinical educators. Key Features: Delivers the necessary depth and breadth to truly understand and master Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation Translates complex information into easy-to-master competencies Written by nurses for nurses with an emphasis on the nurse’s role Presents a unique electronic component, bulleted points, key summaries, clinical pearls, case studies, and review questions Represents a timesaving teaching aid and learning tool



Compact Clinical Guide to Critical Care Trauma and Emergency Pain Management

Compact Clinical Guide to Critical Care  Trauma  and Emergency Pain Management Author Yvonne M D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS
ISBN-10 9780826108081
Release 2013-02-22
Pages 376
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"This is an excellent resource for nurses practicing in critical care units, emergency departments, and trauma units, as well as for midlevel providers who manage these patients.--Doody's Medical Reviews "Compact ClinicalGuide to Critical Care,Trauma, and EmergencyPain Management is aconcise, easy-to-readresource for nurses whowant to reinforce theirfoundational knowledgein this area."--Critical Care Nurse This addition to Springer Publishingís Compact Clinical Guide to Pain Management Series presents evidence-based national guidelines and treatment algorithms for managing pain in patients in the critical care, trauma, and emergency room settings. Such patients often present with co-morbid and complex conditions which often make accurate pain assessment and treatment a challenge. In an easy-to-use, bulleted format, the book provides the most current information on assessing and managing pain in a variety of critical conditions. Both pharmacological management therapies and non-pharmacologic interventions are included along with information about pain assessment screening tools for special populations. Topics covered include the basics of pain physiology in critical, emergency, and operative care patients, assessing pain in the critically ill, medications and advanced pain management techniques useful with this population, and commonly occurring conditions in the various care environments. Also addressed are the management of particularly challenging patients (elderly, obese) and conditions (chronic pain, renal failure, chemically dependent patients, and burn patients). The book contains tables that efficiently summarize information and figures to illustrate key concepts. Pain rating scales and a helpful equi-analgesic conversion table are included in the Appendix. Key Features: Provides evidence-based information on treating pain in critical care, trauma, and emergency room patients for all practice levels Organized for quick access to pertinent clinical information on treatment options and pain types Provides cross-referenced indexing and easy-to-use assessment and screening tools Includes information for treating especially challenging and difficult to manage patient pain scenarios



Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation

Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation Author David Chang
ISBN-10 9781111539580
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 720
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CLINICAL APPLICATION OF MECHANCIAL VENTILATION, FOURTH EDITION integrates fundamental concepts of respiratory physiology with the day-to-day duties of a respiratory care professional. Utilizing the wide degree of topics covered, including airway management, understanding ventilator waveforms, and addressing critical care issues, students have the best resource available for understanding mechanical ventilation and its clinical application. Enhancing the learning experience are valuable illustrations of concepts and equipment, highlighted key points, and self-assesment questions in NRBC format with answers. Whether preparing for the national exam or double-checking a respiratory care calculation, this textbook provides the fundamental principles of respiratory care with the clinical guidance necessary for mechanical ventilation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care Second Edition

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care  Second Edition Author Patricia E. Benner
ISBN-10 9780826105738
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 576
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This second edition of a classic text in nursing education describes the major domains of nursing practice in acute , critical and perioperative care within today's complex and technologically driven health care industry. Its focus on clinical reasoning - what it is and how it works - provides for a substantial text intended for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are learning critical and acute care, for educators teaching clinical reasoning, and for those seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice. Revised and updated to current pedagogy and practice needs, this second edition will expand upon the success of the first edition and become a classic on its own. Originally based on a three-year research project with interviews and observations of 205 RNs and APNs in critical care, emergency departments, perioperative areas, and emergency transport services, the second edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care and perioperative nurses, and new commentary, among other improvements. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for system approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. The authors bring to the second edition over a decade of experience using the first edition in the classroom and in-service settings. Key Features: Updates the classic first edition to current pedagogy and practice needs Articulates major areas of knowledge/skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice Provides vivid examples that foster clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning Assists faculty, educators, APNs and preceptors in teaching/mentoring nurses how to clinically reason (recognizing recurring clinical syndromes and patterns)



Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing Author Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
ISBN-10 9780826127181
Release 2014-05-07
Pages 232
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ì[P]rovides a succinct yet comprehensive review of the evolution of stroke patient management. The text starts with a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology, tying it to the types of strokes, the assessment, and diagnostic tools. Acute measures and prevention of secondary injury are outlined and lead us to review the potential complications and finally the rehabilitation and patient/family education. Particularly helpful is the inclusion of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services core measuresÖ.[The author] has done an excellent job of keeping this book appropriate for everyday use.î 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 Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards Distills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise information Includes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studies Serves as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams



Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics

Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics Author Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
ISBN-10 0826124232
Release 2010-05-20
Pages 480
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! "[This book] is a wonderful guide to adult and elder forensics, and an important reference for all health care providers who care for adults and the elderely...Highly recommended." --CHOICE "It's about time this book was written! While excellent instructional texts exist, this book fills a niche for the nonspecialty health professional encountering victims of violence in the routine course of careÖThis book should not only be on the shelf in every ED, but also in the armamentarium of providers working in the outpatient setting; public health clinics; residential facilitiesÖand student health clinics." --AJN Nurses and other health care professionals who work with victims and perpetrators of violence are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime. This book is designed to serve as a quick resource for practicing health care providers treating adults and older adults, as well as students or practitioners new to the field. The book not only has full descriptions of principles of evidence, but also offers detailed guidelines on how to conduct a forensic assessment of adults and older adults. Additionally, the authors examine the concepts of competency and guardianship, and provide guidelines for navigating the justice system. The authors provide current, concise, and easy-to-use information in short chapters that assist practitioners with the prevention of crimes and the identification and management of both victims and offenders. Key features: Presents general principles of forensics, such as assessment and documentation, principles of evidence, and expert witness testimony Covers a wide range of classes of adult victims, including victims of intimate partner violence, human trafficking, stalking, and sexual assault Discusses various types of offenders, such as long-term offenders, those in correctional facilities, abusive parents, and female offenders Includes a section on unnatural deaths, covering suicide, homicide, and medicolegal death investigation



Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Author Thomas W. Barkley Jr.
ISBN-10 9781416069218
Release 2007-12-26
Pages 1024
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PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.



Simulation Simplified

Simulation Simplified Author Sandra Goldsworthy
ISBN-10 1451144695
Release 2012
Pages 55
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This Student Lab Manual includes 10 clinical scenarios to accompany simulations encountered within the simulation lab, and activities to measure success along the way. Each lesson includes suggested pre-reading to prepare students prior to the simulation. In addition, a series of critical thinking and reflection questions help students to apply critical care theory to clinical practice, and evaluate their understanding of the scenario after the simulation. Students also have access to 10 videos of the scenarios being performed that they can locate through thePoint.



Quick Reference to Child and Adolescent Forensics

Quick Reference to Child and Adolescent Forensics Author Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
ISBN-10 0826124186
Release 2010-06-11
Pages 480
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"Quick Reference to Child and Adolescent Forensics most assuredly needs to have a prominent place in the library of any forensic nurse or health professional and have very worn pages from its frequent use." --On the Edge, Newsletter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses "Muscari and Brown have written a great reference work for anyone who works with either child or teen victims or perpetrators of violent crime...Highly recommended." --Choice "This is a comprehensive guide to all forensic aspects of the treatment of children and teens, important to all health care providers who will encounter young patients...Highly recommended." --Choice "Drs. Muscari and Brown have synthesized the key information on forensics pediatrics and produced a 'must read' text that needs to be on every person's bookshelf." --Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Boston College Health care practitioners frequently work with victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and juvenile offenders, but often lack the education and resources they need to deal with the everyday forensic issues of pediatric practice. This quick guide provides current information that assists pediatric practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of pediatric victims and offenders. The book describes the general principles of forensics and its implications in pediatric practice, including the cycle, continuum, and cultural aspects of violence. It also serves as a guide to conducting the forensic assessment and recording the legal documentation, collecting evidence, navigating the criminal and family justice systems, and producing expert witness testimony. The authors clearly define the role of the pediatric provider working with children who witness violence at home, in the community, and in the media. Key topics: How to detect abusive parents as well as abused children The effects of victimization of children by abusive, absent, or incarcerated parents Delinquency and juvenile justice systems-with insight into bullying, school violence, arson, gang membership, juvenile sex offending, and dating violence Unnatural pediatric deaths, such as sudden unexpected infant and child death, accidents, homicides, and suicides Practicing emergency room nurses, pediatric critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, and student practitioners will find this book to be an essential reference guide for managing and understanding pediatric forensics.



Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Author Rinaldo Bellomo
ISBN-10 9780190225537
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 320
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Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) is the standard of care for management of critically ill patients with acute renal failure. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care series, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy provides concise, evidence-based, bedside guidance about this treatment modality, offering quick reference answers to clinicians' questions about treatments and situations encountered in daily practice. Organized into sections on theory, practice, special situations, and organizational issues, this volume provides a complete view of CRRT theory and practice. Tables summarize and highlight key points, and key studies and trials are included in each chapter. The second edition has been updated to include a new chapter on the use of biomarkers to aid in patient selection and timing, extensive revisions on terminology and nomenclature to match current standards, and the most up-to-date information on newly developed CRRT machines.



Critical Care Notes

Critical Care Notes Author Janice Jones
ISBN-10 0803642237
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 283
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A DAVIS'S NOTES BOOK! This pocket-sized, quick reference is your go-to guide for the clinical information you need to care for adult patients safely and effectively. Completely revised and updated, the 2nd Edition offers even more of what you need at a moment's notice, including coverage of rebreathing masks, cardiac surgeries, traumatic brain and head injuries, MRSA prevention and treatment guidelines, and much more! Write-on, wipe-off, reusable pages make it easy to take notes in any setting.



The Breathing Book

The Breathing Book Author Donna Farhi
ISBN-10 9781429997904
Release 1996-11-15
Pages 256
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A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal



The ICU Book

The ICU Book Author Paul L. Marino
ISBN-10 9781451161557
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 1088
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This best-selling resource provides a general overview and basic information for all adult intensive care units. The material is presented in a brief and quick-access format which allows for topic and exam review. It provides enough detailed and specific information to address most all questions and problems that arise in the ICU. Emphasis on fundamental principles in the text should prove useful for patient care outside the ICU as well. New chapters in this edition include hyperthermia and hypothermia syndromes; infection control in the ICU; and severe airflow obstruction. Sections have been reorganized and consolidated when appropriate to reinforce concepts.



Workbook for Pilbeam s Mechanical Ventilation

Workbook for Pilbeam s Mechanical Ventilation Author J. M. Cairo
ISBN-10 9780323321167
Release 2015-11-16
Pages 240
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Corresponding to the chapters in Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation, 6th Edition, this workbook helps readers focus their study on the most important information and prepare for the NBRC certification exam. A wide range of exercises includes crossword puzzles, critical thinking questions, NBRC-style multiple-choice questions, case studies, waveform analysis, ventilation data analysis, and fill-in-the-blank and short-answer activities. Close correlation with the Pilbeam's main text supports learning from the textbook. Wide variety of learning exercises — including crossword puzzles, NBRC-style questions, case study exercises, waveform analysis, ventilation date analyses, and numerous question formats — helps readers assess their knowledge and practice areas of weakness. Critical Thinking questions ask readers to solve problems relating to real-life scenarios that may be encountered in practice. NEW! Answer key now appears at the end of the workbook NEW! Graphic exercises appendix from the text is now located in the workbook for convenient access.



Simulation Simplified

Simulation Simplified Author Sandra Goldsworthy
ISBN-10 1451144709
Release 2012-03
Pages 140
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The goal of the text is to share lessons learned since the authors initiated their simulation programs, mentoring many nursing faculty members along the way. The resources provided in this text and the accompanying electronic components will provide a step by step process to implement an engaging teaching learning environment through the use of high fidelity human simulation. Mini video vignettes and photos will accompany all chapters and will provide a visual resources as you learn the steps to deliver successful simulations. In addition, 10 sample scenarios will be provided in the appendix with clear instructions on how to develop further scenarios for labs through the "recipe card" method. Another resource that accompanies this book is the student handbook and electronic resources. The student handbook provides accompanying learning exercises, critical thinking questions and reflective questions that build their knowledge base before and after the simulation. This workbook will help students to prepare for the simulation and will provide follow up lessons to deepen and augment the learning from the simulation scenario.



Intensive Care Unit Manual E Book

Intensive Care Unit Manual E Book Author Paul N. Lanken
ISBN-10 9781455737857
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 1088
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Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips! Stay at the forefront of critical care with a practice-oriented, relevant, and well-illustrated account of the pathophysiology of critical disease, presented in a highly readable format. Gain valuable insight into the recognition, evaluation, and management of critical conditions such as respiratory, hemodynamic, and infectious diseases; management of ICU patients with special clinical conditions; cardiovascular, hematologic, and neurological disorders; poisoning and overdoses; trauma and burns; and much more!