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AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, Third Edition,9780071822923

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, Third Edition

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/16/2014
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Availability: This title is currently not available.


Concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult progressive care patients and their families

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

Table of Contents

Section I. The Essentials
1. Assessment of Progressive Care Patients and Their Families
2. Planning Care for Progressive Care Patients and Their Families
3. Interpretation and Management of Basic Cardiac Rhythms
4. Hemodynamic Monitoring
5. Airway and Ventilatory Management
6. Pain and Sedation Management
7. Pharmacology
8. Ethical and Legal Considerations

Section II. Pathologic Conditions
9. Cardiovascular System
10. Respiratory System
11. Multisystem Problems
12. Neurologic System
13. Hematologic and Immune Systems
14. Gastrointestinal System
15. Renal System
16. Endocrine System
17. Trauma

Section III. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient
18. Advanced ECG Concepts
19. Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts
20. Advanced Neurologic Concepts

Section IV. Key Reference Information
21. Normal Values Table
22. Pharmacology Tables
23. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms
24. Cardiac Rhythms, ECG Characteristics, and Treatment Guide


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