High Acuity Nursing
A supplement for a variety of junior/senior-level courses in Critical Care or Advanced Med-Surg Nursing courses and others throughout the nursing curriculum.
Written by practicing nurses in acute care, this text provides students with a basic understanding of complex patients and the ability to provide nursing care across a variety of settings by using a series of reality-based, self-paced, self-contained modules that focus on multiple system problems frequently encountered in working with high acuity patients. Using a "nuts and bolts" approach, it addresses essentials by using examples, analogies, and metaphors; focuses on concepts and principles that can be applied across practice settings and patient populations; and includes nursing diagnoses. The modules progress from simple to complex and contain pretests and posttests with answers, learning objectives, glossary, abbreviations, and review questions and answers.
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COMPARISON OF RESTRICTIVE AND OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY
DISEASES RESTRICTIVE DISORDERS OBSTRUCTIVE DISORDERS
Characteristics Decreased lung expansion Decreased lung compliance Normal
airflow Pulmonary ...
At the same time, the decreased intrathoracic pressure increases venous return
to the heart by drawing blood into the heart and the major thoracic vessels. As
blood is moved into the right heart, the right heart chamber enlarges and
AGE-RELATED PHYSIOLOGIC CHANGES Cardiovascular Decreased cardiac
output/index Increased heart wall rigidity Loss of vasomotor tone Increased
systolic blood pressure Increased peripheral vascular resistance Slowed
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RESPIRATION AND VENTILATION
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