Evolve Resources for Critical Care Nursing, 4th Edition
Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) ACCCN is the peak professional organisation representing critical care nurses in Australia
Written by leading critical care nursing clinicians, Leanne Aitken, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer, the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to encourage and challenge critical care nurses and students to develop world-class practice and ensure the delivery of the highest quality care.
The text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing and is divided into three sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice, providing the most recent research, data, procedures and guidelines from expert local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians.
Alongside its strong focus on critical care nursing practice within Australia and New Zealand, the 4th edition brings a stronger emphasis on international practice and expertise to ensure students and clinicians have access to the most contemporary practice insights from around the world.
Section 1 - Scope of critical care: 1. Scope of critical care practice 2. Systems and resources 3. Quality and safety 4. Ethical issues in critical care
Section 2 - Principles and practice of critical care: 5. Essential nursing care of the critically ill patient 6. Patient comfort and psychological care 7. Family and cultural care of the critically ill patient 8. Recovery and rehabilitation 9. Cardiovascular assessment and monitoring 10. Cardiovascular alterations and management 11. Cardiac rhythm assessment and management 12. Cardiac surgery and transplantation 13. Respiratory assessment and monitoring 14. Respiratory alterations and management 15. Ventilation and oxygenation management 16. Neurological assessment and monitoring 17. Neurological alterations and management 18. Support of renal function 19. Nutrition assessment and therapeutic management 20. Gastrointestinal, metabolic and liver alterations 21. Pathophysiology and management of shock 22. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
Section 3 - Speciality practice: 23. Emergency presentations 24. Trauma management 25. Resuscitation 26. Postanaesthesia recovery 27. Paediatric considerations in critical care 28. Pregnancy and postpartum considerations 29. Organ donation
Leanne Aitken, RN, PhD, BHSc(Nurs)Hons, GCertMgt, GDipScMed(ClinEpi), FACCCN, FACN, FAAN, Life Member - ACCCN, Professor of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital; Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, City University London, UK, Andrea Marshall, RN, PhD, MN(Research), BN, Grad Cert Ed Studies (Higher Ed), IC Cert , FACCCN, FACN, Life Member - ACCCN, Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN)
Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University
Intensive Care Unit, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Wendy Chaboyer, RN, PhD, MN, BSc(Nu)Hons, Crit Care Cert, FACCCN, Life Member - ACCCN, Professor & Director NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; Professor, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden