The Fourth Edition of High Acuity Nursing delivers essential understanding of complex patients and instructs both students and nurses on how to provide nursing care in varied clinical settings. Broken down into a series of learner-focused, High Acuity Nursing takes complex information and presents it in smaller, more accessible chunks that promote easier mastery by readers. As the modules progress in difficulty, this text addresses the multiple-system problems that nurses face when caring for high acuity patients. With a focus on concepts and principles that can be applied across practice settings and patient populations, High Acuity Nursing, Fourth Edition is a learner-friendly approach that will help nurses and nursing students master the concepts and confidence necessary to succeed in today's health care settings.
Table of Contents
SPECIAL TOPICS 1. Caring for the High Acuity Patient: Patient, Family, and Nursing Consideration 2. Acute Pain in the High Acuity Patient 3. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the High Acuity Patient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE 4. Determination and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange 5. Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange 6. Mechanical Ventilation 7. Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Pulmonary Gas Exchange PERFUSION 8. Determination and Assessment of Cardiac Output 9. Hemodynamic Monitoring 10. Electrocardiographic Monitoring and Conduction Abnormalities 11. Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion 12. Alterations in Cardiac Output 13. Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered with Altered Myocardial Tissue Perfusion OXYGENATION 14. Oxygenation 15. Shock States 16. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 17. Nursing Care of Patient with Impaired Oxygenation NEUROLOGIC 18. Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Perfusion 19. Alterations in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack 20. Decreased Adaptive Capacity: Acute Head Injury 21. Sensory Perceptual Disorders 22. Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Cerebral Function METABOLIC 23. Metabolic Responses 24. Hematologic Dysfunction 25. Altered Immune Function 26. Organ Transplantation 27. Altered Glucose metabolism 28. Altered Renal Dysfunction 29. Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Metabolic Function GASTROINTESTINAL 30. Acute Gastrointestinal Dysfunction 31. Acute Hepatic Dysfunction 32. Acute Pancreatic Dysfunction 33. Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Gastrointestinal Function INJURY 34. Complex Wound Management 35. Acute Burn Injury 36. Trauma 37. Nursing Care of the Patient with Multiple Injuries