AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing (3rd Edition) by Suzanne Burns

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By Suzanne Burns

Concise but thorough tips on the way to correctly and correctly take care of grownup innovative care sufferers and their households

Endorsed by way of the yankee organization of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by means of best medical specialists in acute and innovative care nursing, this textbook covers all of the must-know information at the care of grownup innovative care sufferers and their households. Supported by way of invaluable tables and algorithms, the book's sensible, building-block association starts off with the fundamentals sooner than continuing to extra complicated recommendations.

The AACN necessities of revolutionary Care Nursing comprises crucial info to effectively organize for PCCN certification in innovative care and lots more and plenty extra! The AACN necessities of revolutionary Care Nursing is split into 4 sections:

THE ESSENTIALS — provides details that clinicians needs to comprehend to supply secure, useful nursing care to nearly all of innovative care sufferers, despite their underlying clinical diagnoses

PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS — covers pathologic stipulations and administration innovations typically encountered between grownup, revolutionary care sufferers

ADVANCED innovations IN taking good care of THE revolutionary CARE PATIENT — offers complex revolutionary care options or pathologic stipulations which are much less universal or extra really good than anticipated in grownup revolutionary care

KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION — good points common laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for complicated cardiac lifestyles help; and precis tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG features, and therapy guides

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Base selection on the patient’s condition, needs, risks, and benefits ­associated with cannulation or port access VIII. Navigational and Visualization Devices A. Ultrasound Devices 1. Provide real-time imaging of the vein 2. Use requires special training and an understanding of the vascular system 3. Used for the placement of central catheters including PICCs; growing trend to use for the placement of midline and short peripheral catheters 4. Uses sound waves to locate structures in the human body a.

Patient’s condition, age, and diagnosis b. Vein integrity, size, and location c. Type and duration of prescribed therapy d. Patient’s infusion history e. Patient’s preference for location, as appropriate f. Ability and resources to care for the device 2. Use the smallest gauge and shortest length catheter that will accommodate the prescribed therapy; solution or medication is hemodiluted, decreasing venous irritation and subsequent vein inflammation 3. Larger catheter used in delivering viscous solutions or medications because smaller gauge catheter results in decreased flow rates 4.

Area of illumination depends on skin color 2. Transillumination a. Used when the near-infrared light source is placed against the opposite side of the extremity b. Hemoglobin absorbs the light and identifies arteries and veins as dark areas on the skin c. Viewing scope, similar to night vision goggle is used to see the veins IX.  Overview 1. Regulate the administration of parenteral solutions and medications 2. Considerations for appropriate device selection a. Patient age, condition, and mobility b.

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