AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition

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Apr 152019

AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care, Third Edition, provides content required to deliver the best care for critically ill or injured children. As acuity increases in all inpatient departments and the practice of pediatric critical care expands beyond the acute phase of illness or injury, knowledge of pediatric critical care is more essential than ever. Pediatric acute and critical care nurses find themselves handling not only their patients, but care of their families and management of an interprofessional team of caregivers. With emphasis on evidence-based care and professionalism, this essential resource captures the professional role of the pediatric critical care nurse and the nurse’s contributions to the process of continuous quality improvement.

Ideal for pediatric critical care and acute care nurses, high acuity/critical care courses, and continuing education, AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care, Third Edition, contains core AACN guidelines for the highest quality nursing practice. The text covers anatomic, physiologic, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur throughout the pediatric lifespan. Chapters are systems focused and review developmental anatomy and physiology, clinical assessment, pharmacology, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic procedures. For each type of disease and injury, information is provided on pathophysiology, etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, nursing and collaborative interprofessional management, and complications.

New to the Third Edition:

– Updated to include current patient management and the latest pediatric drug information
– Contains a completely new chapter on professional nursing issues, including quality, safety, communications, teamwork, work environment, and personal wellness
– Provides revised case studies and review questions/answers reflecting the latest version of the CCRN® Pediatric exam





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Critical Thinking Skills for your Nursing Degree

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Mar 062019

Critical Thinking Skills for your Nursing Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of:

the nature of critical thinking, and of its relevance and importance in HE

how to adopt a critical approach to all aspects of your nursing study

the importance of active, critical reading, and how it allows you an efficient, principled, effective assessment of the literature in your field

the need to adopt a critical approach to writing, characterised by analytical and evaluative use of sources and the development of your own ‘voice’

If you are embarking on a university nursing or midwifery degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life





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Difficult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Mar 022019

Critical care medicine is responsible for many of the most important advances in outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery in the past two decades. The expertise developed in this subspecialty accounts for the resiliency that characterizes gold standard results evident in institutions recognized for excellence. This volume is intended to share ideas and algorithms that will improve outcomes in cardiothoracic critical care units. This book is part of the Difficult Decisions in Surgery series that covers surgical specialties. The volumes are multi-authored, containing brief chapters, each of which are devoted to one or two specific questions or decisions within that specialty that are difficult or controversial. The volumes are intended as a current and timely reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators that describe the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations.
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Critical Dietetics and Critical Nutrition Studies

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Mar 022019

This second volume in the Food Policy series focuses on critical nutrition and dietetics studies, offering an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of the food supply and the actors in it through a new critical lens. The volume provides an overview of the growth of critical nutrition and dietetics since its inception in 2009, as well as commentary on its continuing relevance and its applicability in the fields of dietetic education, research, and practice. Chapters address key topics such as how to bring critical dietetics into conventional practice, applying critical diets in clinical practice, policy applications, and new perspectives on training and educating a critical nutrition and dietetic workforce. Contributing authors from around the globe also discuss the role of critical nutrition dietetics in industry, private practice, and consultancy, as well the role of critical dietetics in addressing the food, hunger, and health issues associated with the world economic crisis. The authors designed the volume to be a reference work for students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Critical Nutrition, Critical Food Studies, and Critical Dietetics. Each chapter offers concise aims and learning outcomes, as well as assignments for students and a concise chapter summary. These features enhance the value of the volume as a learning tool.
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The Clinical Handbook for Surgical Critical Care, Second Edition

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Feb 222019

The Clinical Handbook for Surgical Critical Care, Second Edition covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the critically ill or injured patient who may be in the ICU and/or CCU. This new edition is separated into chapters by organ systems, and takes a look at the critical disease states associated with these organs. All chapters follow the same structure:

o Pathophysiology
o Physical examination and monitoring
o Laboratory results
o Treatment options (with supporting evidence)

New to this edition:
o Full update on the advances in basic and clinical science since publication of the first edition
o An update to treatment options in all sections
o A new chapter on acute abdominal illness
o Online learning features including questions & answers and case studies





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Critical Care of the Pediatric Immunocompromised Hematology/Oncology Patient: An Evidence-Based Guide

 Critical Care, Hematology, Immunology, Oncology, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Critical Care of the Pediatric Immunocompromised Hematology/Oncology Patient: An Evidence-Based Guide
Feb 202019

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of critical care of the pediatric immunocompromised hematology-oncology patient. The text focuses on unique aspects of the pediatric immunocompromised patient that predisposes the child to significant illness, and presents critical care management strategies specific to the patient population. In addition to chapters on oncology, primary immune deficiency, immunocompromised hematology, and hematopoietic cell transplant patients, the book covers the changing landscape of ICU care, pharmacologic considerations, and psychological and social aspects of the critical care of hematology-oncology patients.

Written by experts from a range of disciplines, Critical Care of the Pediatric Immunocompromised Hematology/Oncology Patient: An Evidence-Based Guide is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who treat this patient population.







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Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis: A Practical Handbook

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Feb 192019

This book covers all key aspects of critical care in pediatric nephrology, including acute dialysis in sick children. It also provides detailed protocols for managing fluid and electrolyte balance and dialysis in children in intensive care. In addition, this quick guide discusses innovations in pediatric renal replacement therapy technologies, such as plasma exchange, CARPEDIEM, NIDUS and aquadex. This is a go-to book for intensivists, physicians and trainees working in pediatric intensive care units.
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Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

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Feb 122019

The fourth edition of Critical Care Obstetrics has been extensively revised to reflect the advances that have been made in maternal-fetal medicine. This edition contains 14 brand new chapters written by the field’s leading physicians. Critical Care Obstetrics, 4/e, offers expanded coverage in areas vital to intensive care management, including Neonatal Resuscitation, The Organ Transplant Obstetrical Patient, and Ethical Considerations This practical guide and reference will be of invaluable assistance to obstetricians, and primary care physicians, in both the treatment and referral of high-risk patients. Content: Chapter 1 Epidemiology of Critical Illness and Outcomes in Pregnancy (pages 2–12): Cande V. Ananth and John C. SmulianChapter 2 Organizing a Critical Care Obstetric Unit (pages 13–16): Cornelia R. GravesChapter 3 Pregnancy?Induced Physiologic Alterations (pages 19–42): Errol R. Norwitz, Julian N. Robinson and Fergal D. MaloneChapter 4 Maternal?Fetal Blood Gas Physiology (pages 43–59): Renee A. BobrowskiChapter 5 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance (pages 60–84): William E. Scorza and Anthony ScardellaChapter 6 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (pages 87–103): Nancy A. Hueppchen and Andrew J. SatinChapter 7 Neonatal Resuscitation (pages 104–120): Christian Con Yost and Ron BloomChapter 8 Airway Management in Critical Illness (pages 121–145): Janice E. WhittyChapter 9 Vascular Access (pages 146–161): Gayle Olson and Aristides KoutrouvelisChapter 10 Blood Component Replacement Therapy (pages 162–183): David A. SacksChapter 11 Hyperalimentation (pages 184–190): Jeffrey P. PhelanChapter 12 Dialysis (pages 191–198): Gail L. SeikenChapter 13 Cardiopulmonary Bypass (pages 199–210): Audrey S. Alleyne and Peter L. BaileyChapter 14 Noninvasive Monitoring (pages 211–218): John Anthony and Michael A. BelfortChapter 15 Pulmonary Artery Catheterization (pages 219–223): Gary A. Dildy and Steven L. ClarkChapter 16 Seizures and Status Epilepticus (pages 227–232): Tawnya Constantino and Michael W. VarnerChapter 17 Acute Spinal Cord Injury (pages 233–239): Sheryl Rodts?Palenik and James N. MartinChapter 18 Cerebrovascular Accidents (pages 240–251): Mark W. Tomlinson and Bernard GonikChapter 19 Cardiac Disease (pages 252–274): Michael R. FoleyChapter 20 Thromboembolic Disease (pages 275–297): Donna Dizon?Townson, Shailen S. Shah and Jeffrey P. PhelanChapter 21 Etiology and Management of Hemorrhage (pages 298–311): Rosie Burton and Michael A. BelfortChapter 22 Severe Acute Asthma (pages 312–328): William H. Barth and Theresa L. StewartChapter 23 Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (pages 329–345): Brian A. MasonChapter 24 Pulmonary Edema (pages 346–353): William C. MabieChapter 25 The Acute Abdomen (pages 354–360): Howard T. SharpChapter 26 Acute Pancreatitis (pages 361–371): Karen A. ZempolichChapter 27 Acute Renal Failure (pages 372–379): Shad H. Deering and Gail L. SeikenChapter 28 Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (pages 380–385): T. Flint PorterChapter 29 Sickle?Cell Crisis (pages 386–393): Lisa E. Moore and James N. MartinChapter 30 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (pages 394–407): Luis Diego Pacheco, James W. Van Hook and Alfredo F. GeiChapter 31 Thrombotic Microangiopathies (pages 408–419): Christopher A. Sullivan and James N. MartinChapter 32 Endocrine Emergencies (pages 420–435): Carey L. Winkler and Lowell E. DavisChapter 33 Complications of Preeclampsia (pages 436–462): Gary A. DildyChapter 34 Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy (Amniotic Fluid Embolism) (pages 463–471): Gary A. Dildy and Steven L. ClarkChapter 35 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (pages 472–483): T. Flint Porter and D. Ware BranchChapter 36 Trauma in Pregnancy (pages 484–505): James W. Van Hook, Alfredo F. Gei and Luis Diego PachecoChapter 37 Thermal and Electrical Injury (pages 506–511): Cornelia R. GravesChapter 38 Overdose, Poisoning, and Envenomation (pages 512–552): Alfredo F. Gei and Victor R. SuarezChapter 39 Hypovolemic and Cardiac Shock (pages 553–561): Scott RobertsChapter 40 Septic Shock (pages 562–580): Michael R. Leonardi and Bernard GonikChapter 41 Anaphylactic Shock (pages 581–589): Donna Dizon?TownsonChapter 42 Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida (pages 593–611): Jeffrey P. Phelan, Cortney Kirkendall and Shailen S. ShahChapter 43 Fetal Effects of Drugs Commonly Used Critical Care (pages 612–619): Jerome YankowitzChapter 44 Anesthesia for the Critically Ill Parturient with Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy?Induced Hypertension (pages 620–637): Rakesh B. VadheraChapter 45 The Organ Transplant Obstetric Patient (pages 638–645): James R. ScottChapter 46 Ethics in the Obstetric Critical Care Setting (pages 646–665): Fidelma B. Rigby





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Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, 2nd Edition

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Feb 012019

“For those of us who want to ensure that we are up to date to guarantee clinical confidence, this book fills that need.” —Stephen C. Morris, Annals of Emergency Medicine


With an in-depth and up-to-date description of the unique presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of specific critical illness, this second edition emphasizes on ECMO, sepsis, neuro, critical care, pulmonary hypertension, crashing obese patient, and neonatal. Readers will also see the addition of many new flow diagrams and diagnostic and treatment algorithms.

The ability to manage critically ill patients is perhaps the defining skill of emergency physicians. Whether performing rapid sequence intubation, initiating and adjusting mechanical ventilation, titrating vasoactive medications, administering intravenous fluids, or initiating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, emergency clinicians must be at their best in these high-octane scenarios, during which lives can be saved—or lost.

Emergency Department Resuscitation of the critically Ill focuses on caring for the sickest of the sick: the unstable patient with undifferentiated shock; the crashing ventilated patient; the decompensating patient with pulmonary hypertension or septic shock; the crashing obese patient; or the hypotensive patient with a left ventricular assist device. You’ll also find imperative information about managing pediatric and neonatal resuscitation, intracerebral hemorrhage, and the difficult emergency delivery.

What physiological possibilities must you consider immediately? What steps should you take now to save the patient’s life? The country’s foremost emergency medicine experts tell you everything you need to know to deliver rapid, efficient, and appropriate critical care. Quite simply, this book will help you SAVE lives.

What’s in it?

Undifferentiated Shock
The Difficult Airway
The Crashing Ventilated Patient
Fluid Management
Cardiac Arrest Updates
Postcardiac Arrest Management
Deadly Arrhythmias
Cardiogenic Shock
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Cardiac Tamponade
Aortic Catastrophes
Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
The Crashing Morbidly Obese Patient
Pulmonary Hypertension
Left Ventricular Assist Devices
The Critically Ill Poisoned Patient
The Crashing Trauma Patient
Emergency Transfusions
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
The Crashing Anaphylaxis Patient
Bedside Ultrasonography
The Difficult Emergency Delivery
Neonatal Resuscitation
Pediatric Resuscitation





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Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care – 5th Edition (October 2016 Release)

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Jan 312019

Portable and easy to use, Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fifth Edition, contains key information from the best-selling Rogers’ Textbook in a handy format designed for everyday use.  Nearly 100 chapters offer a clinically relevant synopsis of core information needed for quick reference and safe practice in the PICU.

Key Features:

  • New chapters cover Rapid Response Systems; Non-Invasive Ventilation; Abusive Head Trauma; Pulmonary Hypertension; Dengue and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (including Ebola); Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Diagnostic Imaging of the Abdomen; and more.
  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated and rewritten.
  • Numerous tables and line drawings facilitate quick retrieval of information.
  • Distills the authoritative, essential information you need in the PICU, in an easy-to-manage handbook format.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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