AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook

By Chulay Marianne, Suzanne M Burns

Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know

Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients.

Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables - Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters - Lists of Assessment Components - Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips - 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct - Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment - Indications for Mechanical Ventilation - Weaning Assessment Tool - ACLS Algorithms.

Marianne Chulay, R.N., D.N.Sc., F.A.A.N. has held critical-care nursing positions such as staff nurse and clinical educator.

Suzanne Burns, R.N., M.S.N., R.R.T., A.C.N.P., C.C.R.N., F.A.A.N., F.C.C.M. is a professor of nursing and an advanced practice nurse at the University of Virginia Health System.


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About the Spiral

Publisher McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
Publish date 06/01/2010
Pages 195
ISBN-13 9780071664080
Language English