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Practice Guidelines For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E Book

Author : Thomas W. Barkley
ISBN : 9781416069218
Genre : Medical
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PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.
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Practice Guidelines For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Author : Thomas Wesson Barkley
ISBN : UCSD:31822030042238
Genre : Medical
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This book is a comprehensive, easy-access clinical reference for acute care nurse practitioners and other clinicians. It features guidelines for managing over 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care. Using an outline format, the coverage of each condition includes an overview with defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical exam findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies
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Critical Care

Author : Dr. Mary Wyckoff, PhD, APRN, BC,
ISBN : 0826138276
Genre : Medical
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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." --Ric Cuming, RN, MSN, EdD (c), CNOR, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Jackson Memorial Hospital "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." -Jeanne H. Siegel, PhD, ARNP University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies 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: The role of the ACPN in acute and critical care Pulmonary management Cardiac concepts in acute care settings Managing liver, kidney, and kidney pancreas transplant in the ICU Burn management Multisystem organ failure End-of-life and palliative care Family-centered care Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!
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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q A Review

Author : Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC
ISBN : 9780826164827
Genre : Medical
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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. The only book designed specifically to prepare students for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) exams, this unparalleled review details the step-by-step journey from classroom to patient room and beyond. This book begins with proven test-taking strategies for students and provides an overview of common pitfalls for exam takers. It features question styles and content material from both the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN®) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exams, providing an overview of the certification exams written specifically by the certification organizations themselves. With more than 630 unique questions, this review contains completely up-to-date and evidence-based exam preparation. Practice questions are organized into body system review, special populations, and legal/ethical issues, and culminate in a 175-question practice test that represents the length, variety, and complexity of board exam questions. All questions’ answers have accompanying rationales based on clinical practice guidelines. Completely unique to this publication, the last section of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review guides one through the next steps after the exam—how to progress into practice with your new certification. KEY FEATURES Over 630 practice questions with answers and rationales The only current book publication designed specifically to prepare students for the AG-ACNP exams Contains the most current information and practice using published guidelines Exam tips and perils/pitfalls to avoid in test-taking Includes free access to interactive ebook and Q&A app—track and sync your progress on up to three devices!
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Hamric Hanson S Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author : Mary Fran Tracy
ISBN : 9780323447706
Genre : Medical
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Edited and written by a Who’s Who of internationally known advanced practice nursing experts, Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition helps you develop an understanding of the various advanced practice nursing (APN) roles. This bestselling textbook provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to APN today, addressing all major APN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of APN to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. New to this edition is expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice, updated coverage of APN roles related to implementation of healthcare reform in the U.S., updated and expanded coverage of IOM and QSEN, a global focus on international APN, and much more! Coverage of all APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Operationalizes and applies the APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research. UNIQUE! Exemplar boxes (case studies), including Day in the Life vignettes of each APN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles. In-depth discussions of educational strategies for APN competency development show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice includes the latest Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. NEW! Updated coverage of APN roles related to implementation of healthcare in the U.S. reflects current and anticipated changes in APN roles related to healthcare reform. NEW! Coverage of IOM and QSEN has been updated and expanded. NEW! Refocused International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing chapter has been rewritten to be more global and inclusive in focus, to reflect the state of APN practice throughout all major regions of the world. NEW! Expanded content on the role of advanced practice nurses in teaching/education/mentoring and health policy related to the APN role is featured in the 6th edition.
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Core Curriculum For Critical Care Nursing E Book

Author : JoAnn Grif Alspach
ISBN : 9781455756285
Genre : Medical
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From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model, professional care and ethical practice, and critical care patients with special needs, as well as the most current literature and clinical studies. The clear and logical format makes this book an ideal study tool for critical care nursing orientation and continuing education programs. By covering the newest content on the CCRN exam, it also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Reflects the most recent blueprint of the CCRN examination. Content spans basic to advanced levels with an emphasis on nursing practice. Organized by body system and written in a concise outline format for ease of use. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.
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Critical Care Nursing

Author : Kathy J. Booker
ISBN : 9781118939161
Genre : Medical
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Providing an easy-to-use reference, Critical Care Nursingoutlines best practice for the assessment, monitoring and treatmentof critically ill adult patients. Each chapter includes researchand evidence-based strategies for treating commonly-seenconditions. Initial chapters introduce ICU set-up and operation, the rapidresponse team, vitals measurement and shock managementstrategies. Subsequent chapters, structured by organ system,focus on care relating to specific organ function and dysfunction,including the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, renal andgastrointestinal systems. Key information on monitoring foroverdoses, special considerations in traumatic injury andend-of-life concerns is also included. Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive and informativeresource for experienced staff nurses and advanced practice nursesworking with critically ill patients on ICUs, PCUs, transitionalcare units and within emergency care departments.
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Aacn Core Curriculum For High Acuity Progressive And Critical Care Nursing E Book

Author : AACN
ISBN : 9780323429320
Genre : Medical
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From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) comes the definitive resource for critical care certification and clinical practice. This new seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing practice and includes expanded coverage of pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. It also reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, and of course, the newest content on the CCRN® exam. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this is the definitive guide to critical care nursing certification and clinical practice. NEW! Significantly updated content corresponds to the most recent CCRN® examination blueprint and reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, AACN/ANA scope of practice, and ECCO 3.0. NEW! Expanded coverage of key content reflects the healthcare needs of today’s patients, including pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; nutritional support; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. Concise outline format is organized by body system to make information easy to digest. NEW! Clinical Pearls and Key Concepts boxes highlight key content and serve as a convenient quick reference. NEW! Improved navigation includes printed index tabs to help distinguish chapters and find information fast. Basic to advanced levels of coverage, with an emphasis on clinical nursing practice, prepare you for the full range of knowledge you will encounter on the CCRN exam and in practice. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.
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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Prac Elist

Author : Catherine Harris, PhD, MBA, AG-ACNP
ISBN : 9780826170057
Genre : Medical
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Delivers expert guidance for caring for adult and geriatric patients in the acute-care setting! The first book of its kind, this evidence-based resource provides nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice providers with the clinical knowledge they need to practice adult-gerontology acute care effectively. Written in a quick-reference format, this system-based text describes the common conditions health care providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. An interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms or clusters, and find associated diagnoses. Comprehensive yet concise descriptions of conditions include definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, key subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans. This handy, accessible text also reinforces information with key points and includes perioperative considerations, pertinent discharge instructions and procedural guidelines. Key Features: Presents key points for more than 90 acute care conditions in quick-reference format Provides perioperative considerations for such topics as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management Disseminates 20 procedural guidelines, such as central and arterial line insertion, bronchoscopy, ECMO, endotracheal intubation, and more App included with purchase. See inside front cover for details!
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Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author : Ann B. Hamric
ISBN : 9781437720082
Genre : Medical
File Size : 36.27 MB
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
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