AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing (3rd Edition) by Suzanne Burns

By Suzanne Burns

Concise but thorough suggestions on the right way to effectively and correctly deal with grownup innovative care sufferers and their households

Endorsed via the yank organization of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written via most sensible medical specialists in acute and revolutionary care nursing, this textbook covers all of the must-know information at the care of grownup innovative care sufferers and their households. Supported by way of worthy tables and algorithms, the book's useful, building-block association starts off with the fundamentals sooner than continuing to extra advanced recommendations.

The AACN necessities of innovative Care Nursing comprises crucial info to effectively organize for PCCN certification in revolutionary care and lots more and plenty extra! The AACN necessities of revolutionary Care Nursing is split into 4 sections:

THE ESSENTIALS — offers info that clinicians needs to comprehend to supply secure, powerfuble nursing care to the vast majority of revolutionary care sufferers, despite their underlying scientific diagnoses

PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS — covers pathologic stipulations and administration recommendations usually encountered between grownup, innovative care sufferers

ADVANCED techniques IN taking care of THE revolutionary CARE PATIENT — provides complicated innovative care techniques or pathologic stipulations which are much less universal or extra really expert than anticipated in grownup revolutionary care

KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION — good points general laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for complex cardiac lifestyles help; and precis tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG features, and therapy guides

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Equipment Quickly evaluate all vascular and drainage tubes for location and patency, and connect them to appropriate monitoring or suction devices. Note the amount, color, consistency, and odor of drainage secretions. Verify the appropriate functioning of all equipment attached to the patient and label as required. While connecting the monitoring and care equipment, it is important for the nurse to continue assessing the patient’s respiratory and cardiovascular status until it is clear TABLE 1-4.

If IV access is not already present, it should be immediately obtained and intake and output records started. If IV medications are presently being infused, check the drug(s) and verify the correct infusion of the desired dosage and rate. Determine the latest results of any diagnostic tests already performed. Augment basic screening tests (Table 1-4) with additional tests appropriate to the underlying diagnosis, chief complaint, transfer status, and recent procedures. Review any available laboratory or diagnostic data for abnormalities or indications of potential problems that may develop.

EDEMA RATING SCALE Following the application and removal of firm digital pressure against the tissue, the edema is evaluated for one of the following responses: • 0 No depression in tissue • +1 Small depression in tissue, disappearing in < 1 second • +2 Depression in tissue disappears in < 1-2 seconds • +3 Depression in tissue disappears in < 2-3 seconds • +4 Depression in tissue disappears in ≥ 4 seconds if a 10- to 15-mm Hg difference exists, a decision must be made as to which pressure is the most accurate and will be followed for future treatment decisions.

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