Critical Care: Concepts, Role, and Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Mary Wyckoff, PhD, APRN, BC,, Mr. Douglas Houghton, MSN, ARNP, CCRN, Carolyn Therese LePage, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Jul 8, 2009 - Medical - 580 pages
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award of 2009!
"There is little doubt that every ACNP in practice or in training will want a copy of this reference in their lab coat pocket."
"Long overdue-This comprehensive critical care text will fill the void, especially for nurses advancing from BSN to Advanced Practice. The authors have covered all the basics and produced a text that provides a well-rounded knowledge base for critical care."
This book defines what it means to be a nurse in critical care. With this text, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) will learn what to expect in the critical care unit, and how to manage various complications with patients in acute and intensive care settings.
Significant emphasis is given to the complex pathophysiology and appropriate management of common problems encountered in the critical care environment, including trauma, infections, and disease. One chapter is also dedicated to the medical, legal, and ethical aspects of critical care. Critical Care is thus the must-have reference for graduate students as well as for practicing ACPNs.
Key topics include:
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Chapter 4 Cardiac Concepts in Acute Care
Chapter 5 Neurological Critical Care
Chapter 6 Managing Liver Kidney and KidneyPancreas Transplant in the ICU
Chapter 7 Care of the Critically Injured Patient
Chapter 8 Burn Management
Chapter 10 Nutrition Fluids and Electrolytes in the Critically Ill Patient
Chapter 11 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 12 Infection and Antibiotic Use in the Critically Ill Patient
Chapter 13 EndofLife and Palliative Care
Chapter 14 Procedures in Critical Care
Chapter 15 Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU
Chapter 16 FamilyCentered Care
Chapter 9 Multisystem Organ Failure