High-Acuity Nursing, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Kathleen Dorman Wagner / Karen Johnson / Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
976
Pub.-date
November 2014
ISBN13
9781292073408
ISBN
1292073403
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For courses on high-acuity nursing intended to serve undergraduate nursing students, novice nurses, novice critical-care nurses, and home-health nurses.

 

The most focused, up-to-date, easy-to-understand guide to high-acuity nursing in all care settings.

 

High-Acuity Nursing, Sixth Edition brings together the knowledge needed to care for adult patients with complex conditions and unpredictable outcomes, across settings ranging from critical care to high-skill long-term facilities. It makes critical pathophysiological concepts clinically applicable to high-acuity patients; enhances students’ clinical decision-making skills; provides extensive and immediate feedback; and supports self-paced learning. This tightly focused guide has been substantially reorganized to reflect faculty and student feedback. This edition adds bulleted chapter summaries; NCLEX-style posttest items; updated Emerging Evidence boxes; coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems; adult doses in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes; and a brand-new chapter on complications associated with metabolic stress response.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience


This book is designed to help learners rapidly gain mastery and confidence. It provides: 

  • Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing: Helps learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity
  • Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: Helps learners translate pathophysiological principles into care decisions, and understand the rationale for those decisions
  • Learner-focused “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: “Chunks” complex information into small, discrete sections, provides quizzes after each section to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study

Features

For courses on high-acuity nursing intended to serve undergraduate nursing students, novice nurses, novice critical-care nurses, and home-health nurses.

 

The most focused, up-to-date, easy-to-understand guide to high-acuity nursing in all care settings.

 

High-Acuity Nursing, Sixth Edition brings together the knowledge needed to care for adult patients with complex conditions and unpredictable outcomes, across settings ranging from critical care to high-skill long-term facilities. It makes critical pathophysiological concepts clinically applicable to high-acuity patients; enhances students’ clinical decision-making skills; provides extensive and immediate feedback; and supports self-paced learning. This tightly focused guide has been substantially reorganized to reflect faculty and student feedback. This edition adds bulleted chapter summaries; NCLEX-style posttest items; updated Emerging Evidence boxes; coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems; adult doses in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes; and a brand-new chapter on complications associated with metabolic stress response.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience


This book is designed to help learners rapidly gain mastery and confidence. It provides: 

  • Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing: Helps learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity
  • Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: Helps learners translate pathophysiological principles into care decisions, and understand the rationale for those decisions
  • Learner-focused “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: “Chunks” complex information into small, discrete sections, provides quizzes after each section to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study

Features

 

Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing

  • Tightly focused on the major problems and therapies frequently encountered in high-acuity patients—helping learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity
  • Illuminates topics that apply across all high-acuity problems—introducing core concepts of high-acuity nursing care, as well as important considerations in caring for high-acuity older adults 
  • Covers all facets of high-acuity care in all settings—including assessments, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, and more 
  • UPDATED! All chapters updated to reflect new findings and standards of care—with many chapters also reorganized to promote more efficient learning 
  • Expert coverage of complications of high-acuity illness—including multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and sensory motor complications 
  • Thoroughly covers therapeutic support of high-acuity patients—preparing students for supportive interventions including pain management, nutrition support, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, basic cardiac rhythm monitoring, and complex wound management 
  • Contains eight sections of coverage of the most common complex health problems, assessments, and treatments—preparing students to care for high-acuity patients with problems related to hematology, pulmonary gas exchange, cardiac output, tissue perfusion, neurology, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolic regulation, nutrition, and tissue integrity 
  • NEW! Coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems and crises—preparing students to handle a wider spectrum of medical events 
  • NEW! Adult dosages presented in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes—helping nurses participate more safely and effectively in recommending and administering medications 

Clear linkages between pathophysiological principles and clinical care: 

  • Emphasizes the pathophysiologic bases of disease throughout—providing the strong foundational knowledge learners need to understand associated disease manifestations and treatment rationales 
  • UPDATED! Revised Emerging Evidence Boxes—preparing students to apply the latest research findings in high-acuity clinical care 
  • NEW! All-new chapter on metabolic responses to stress that can complicate illnesses and recovery—helping students recognize and mitigate issues such as thyroid and adrenal gland problems 

Learner-focused “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: 

  • Bite-size sections with immediate feedback via self-assessment quizzes—each addressing a single facet of the chapter’s topic, and helping students assure mastery before they move forward 
  • Exceptionally interactive, involving, and realistic—supporting nurses in becoming effective in high-acuity nursing 
  • NEW! Bulleted chapter summaries—highlighting key points for easier and more productive review 
  • NEW! Answers to Clinical Reasoning Checkpoint exercises provided in appendix—promoting better self-study and helping students learn from experts 
  • REVISED! Many post-test items now use NCLEX® format—helping students efficiently prepare for their NCLEX exams while they master new content 
  • Contains pedagogical features proven to promote learning and mastery—including clear Learning Outcomes; Section Review Questions; Clinical Reasoning Checkpoints, Chapter Summaries, and posttests.
  • Boldfaced keywords linked to a complete Glossary—giving students a single reference source for all the terminology they are likely to need

New to this Edition

This edition has been updated to reflect the latest standards of care, reorganized and expanded to reflect extensive faculty and student feedback, and enhanced with multiple features to promote critical thinking and clinical expertise.

 

Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing

  • UPDATED! All chapters updated to reflect new findings and standards of care—with many chapters also reorganized to promote more efficient learning 
  • NEW! Coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems and crises—preparing students to handle a wider spectrum of medical events 
  • NEW! Adult dosages presented in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes—helping nurses participate more safely and effectively in recommending and administering medications 

Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: 

  • UPDATED! Revised Emerging Evidence Boxes—preparing students to apply the latest research findings in high-acuity clinical care 
  • NEW! All-new chapter on metabolic responses to stress that can complicate illnesses and recovery—helping students recognize and mitigate issues such as thyroid and adrenal gland problems 

Learner-focused “active learning” with strong pedagogical support 

  • NEW! Bulleted chapter summaries—highlighting key points for easier and more productive review 
  • NEW! Answers to Clinical Reasoning Checkpoint exercises provided in appendix—promoting better self-study and helping students learn from experts 
  • REVISED! Many post-test items now use NCLEX® format—helping students prepare more effectively for their NCLEX exams

Table of Contents

I. Special Topics

1. High-Acuity Nursing

2. Holistic Care of the Patient and Family

3. The Older Adult High-Acuity Patient

4. Acute Pain in the High-Acuity Patient

 

II. Hematologic (Cellular Function)

5. Determinants and Assessment of Hematologic Function

6. Alterations in Red Blood Cell Function and Hemostasis

7. Alterations in White Blood Cell Function

8. Alteration in Immune Response: Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

 

III. Pulmonary Gas Exchange

9. Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange

10. Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange

11. Supporting Pulmonary Gas Exchange: Mechanical Ventilation

 

IV. Cardiac Output

12. Determinants and Assessment of Cardiac Output

13. Assessment of Hemodynamic Status: Hemodynamic Monitoring

14. Assessment of Cardiac Rhythm: Basic Electrocardiographic Rhythm Interpretation

15. Alterations in Cardiac Output

16. Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion

 

V. Tissue Perfusion

17. Determinants and Assessment of Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption

18. Alterations in Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption: Shock States

19. Alterations in Tissue Perfusion: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

 

VI. Neurologic

20. Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Tissue Perfusion

21. Alteration in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack

22. Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Head Injury

23. Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Spinal Cord Injury

24. Sensory Motor Complications of Acute Illness

 

VII. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

25. Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

26. Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

27. Alteration in Renal Function: Renal Failure

 

VIII. Metabolic: Regulation of Internal Environment

28. Determinants and Assessment of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Function

29. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function

30. Alterations in Hepatic Function

31. Alterations in Pancreatic Function

 

IX. Metabolic: Nutrition

32. Determinants and Assessment of Nutrition and Metabolic Function

33. Alterations in Metabolism

34. Alterations in Glucose Metabolism

 

X. Tissue Integrity

35. Determinants and Assessment of Skin Integrity

36. Alterations in Skin Integrity: Complex Wound Management

37. Alterations in Skin Integrity: Acute Burn Injury

38. Alterations in Multisystem Function: Multiple Trauma

 

GLOSSARY

ABBREVIATIONS

INDEX

APPENDIX