High-Acuity Nursing eBook (7e) : 9780134459981

High-Acuity Nursing eBook (7e)

Wagnerá,K et al
 
Edition
 
7
ISBN
 
9780134459981
ISBN 10
 
0134459989
Published
 
02/02/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: For courses in critical care, acute care nursing, and as a supplemental text in advanced medical-surgical nursing.

High-Acuity Nursing provides a comprehensive knowledge set needed to care for adult patients with complex, unpredictable conditions across settings, from high-skill, long-term facilities to critical care units. Focusing on the relationship between pathophysiology and the nursing process, the text encourages students to think critically to reach optimal clinical decisions for high-acuity patients. All chapters in the 7th edition have been updated and many have been reorganised and expanded. A new chapter focuses on palliative care and end-of-life issues, and new features address quality and safety, along with genetic considerations.

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Table of contents
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO HIGH-ACUITY NURSING
  • 1. High-Acuity Nursing
  • 2. Holistic Care of the Patient and Family
  • 3. Palliative and End-of-life Care
  • 4. The Older Adult High-Acuity Patient
  • PART 2: THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT OF THE HIGH-ACUITY PATIENT
  • 5. Acute Pain Management
  • 6. Nutrition Support
  • 7. Mechanical Ventilation
  • 8. Basic Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • 9. Basic Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring
  • 10. Complex Wound Management
  • PART 3: PULMONARY
  • 11. Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Function
  • 12. Alterations in Pulmonary Function
  • PART 4: CARDIOVASCULAR
  • 13. Determinants and Assessment of Cardiac Function
  • 14. Alterations in Cardiac Function
  • 15. Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion
  • PART 5: NEUROLOGIC
  • 16. Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Function
  • 17. Mentation and Sensory Motor Complications of Acute Illness
  • 18. Acute Stroke Injury
  • 19. Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 20. Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • PART 6: GASTROINTESTINAL
  • 21. Determinants and Assessment of Gastrointestinal Function
  • 22. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
  • 23. Alterations in Liver Function
  • 24. Alterations in Pancreatic Function
  • PART 7: FLUID AND ELECTROLYTES
  • 25. Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • 26. Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • 27. Alterations in Kidney Function
  • PART 8: HEMATOLOGIC
  • 28. Determinants and Assessment of Hematologic Function
  • 29. Alterations in Red Blood Cell Function and Hemostasis
  • 30. Alterations in White Blood Cell Function and Oncologic Emergencies
  • PART 9: NUTRITION AND METABOLISM
  • 31. Determinants and Assessment of Nutrition and Metabolic Function
  • 32. Metabolic Response to Stress
  • 33. Diabetic Crises
  • PART 10: MULTISYSTEM DYSFUNCTION
  • 34. Determinants and Assessment of Oxygenation
  • 35. Multiple Trauma
  • 36. Acute Burn Injury
  • 37. Shock States
  • 38. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  • 39. Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Features & benefits
  • All facets of high-acuity care, in all settings, are covered, including assessments, diagnostic testing, and collaborative management.
  • Emphasis on the pathophysiologic bases of disease throughout provides the foundational knowledge needed to understand associated disease manifestations and treatment rationales.
  • New - A new chapter focusing on palliative care and end-of-life issues has been added.
  • New - New features addressing quality and safety have been added where appropriate.
  • New - New features addressing genetic considerations have been added where appropriate.

Organisation supporting easy comprehension

  • Each chapter is divided into small sections that cover one facet of the chapter’s topic (e.g., pathophysiology or nursing management), and each section ends with a short self-assessment review quiz.
  • A self-paced, active-learning approach, concise language, and a user-friendly format help students navigate the content confidently and mitigate feelings of being overwhelmed by its volume or complexity.
  • Updated - All chapters have been updated, and many have been reorganised and expanded.

Practical applications

  • Self-testing is provided throughout, with short section quizzes and chapter post-tests letting learners gauge their mastery of concepts and principles before proceeding to the next chapter section.
  • Revised - Posttest items, written in NCLEX® style, have been revised to reflect changes in content.
  • Revised - Updated Emerging Evidence boxes prepare students to apply the latest research findings in high-acuity clinical care.
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