Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496132

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.

Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405122528

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.

Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405122528

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 6581

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This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191200

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 1967

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This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

Critical Care Nursing

Science and Practice

Author: Sheila Adam,Clinical Nurse Specialist Department of Intensive Care Sheila Adam,Independent Nurse Consultant in Critical Care Sue Osborne,John Welch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696268

Category:

Page: 608

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The third edition of the best-selling Critical Care Nursing offers readers a fully up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the science and practice of nursing the critically ill patient. Organised into 16 chapters, this edition covers all essential aspects of critical care nursing, from how to manage and monitor specific problems within organ systems, to how to provide sympathetic and compassionate care. A new chapter on 'Managing major incidents and preparing for pandemics' has been introduced with an insight to this crucial aspect of contemporary global healthcare. Written by a team of experienced nurses, this textbook supports staff working across the continuum of critical care to deliver safe, knowledgeable care that is rooted in a strong clinical, evidence base.

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496306945

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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Presents information logically, based on the pathophysiology of disease, significance of evidence, and avoidance of harmful effects inherent at the critical care level of nursing practice. Chapters include critical care basics, holistic care issues, body system-based conditions, and hematologic, immune and multisystem disorders. This new edition is completely updated to incorporate the spectrum of critical care and evidence-based nursing practice, ranging from moderate sedation and perianesthesia management to special concerns for patients who are elderly, the types of shock, management of stroke, and more.

Cardiac Surgery for Nurses: Orientation, Policy, and Procedures

Author: Debi Stephens-Lesser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763744891

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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This policy and procedure book is a valuable resource for new or existing cardiac surgery programs. It provides support for each procedure in the cardiac surgery environment to include standards of practice, risk management, staffing competencies, and quality indicators to optimize care of the cardiovascular surgery patient. The policy manual is based upon AORN standards and meets JCAHO standards for the operating room environment.

Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Author: Margaret C. Slota

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 889

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Now updated to reflect the current state of pediatric critical care nursing practice, this guide from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) explores the anatomic, physiologic, and cognitive/psychosocial changes that occur across the lifespan of a child. This resource also serves as an effective study guide for the pediatric CCRN certification examination.

Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual

Author: Sandra T Hinski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292445

Category: Medical

Page: 720

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Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual provides the practical skills needed to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. This text has the flexibility to be used in conjunction with all other respiratory care titles, as well as in other disciplines that require competencies in respiratory therapy. With detailed, step-by-step procedures, supporting procedural illustrations, hands-on lab exercises, case studies, and critical thinking questions, this text helps you understand and apply theoretical knowledge by demonstrating specific skills. Procedural competency evaluation forms help you to assess your progress and performance of specific procedures. Detailed, structured lab activities provide hands-on opportunities to assess psychomotor and patient communication skills in a controlled environment. Content correlation to NBRC combined CRT/RRT exam content outlines helps you better prepare for credentialing exams. Step-by-step procedural competencies prepare you for the RT competency areas established by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and meet the national practice standards for patient care. Up-to-date coverage of current technology, equipment, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), CPR guidelines, and CDC recommendations, and mass casualty/disaster management equips you with the most state-of-the-art training for respiratory care. Integration of case-based questions within the lab activities helps you develop and promote your critical thinking abilities. UNIQUE! Coverage of polysomnography addresses clinical evaluation in this expanding specialty area. Over 200 images provide visual guidance on how to perform procedures. UNIQUE! Reality Check boxes arm you with practical knowledge on real-world application of various procedures. UNIQUE! Tip boxes supply you with helpful pointers for the clinical arena. Glossary of terms offers quick reference to terms presented in the text.

Critical Care Ultrasound Manual - Enhanced

Author: Anthony McLean,Stephen Huang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580938

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Critical Care Ultrasound Manual is a concise step-by-step guide on the assessment of ultrasounds. It trains critical care physicians in applying Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo (RACE) and Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) to sonography principles. Animated video clips of procedures assist the reader in comprehending the content covered in the manual. Focus on helping readers obtain rapid practical information to assist management decisions. User-friendly layout. Explanatory diagrams, ultrasound images enhance the learning experience. DVD showing video clips of procedures cross-referenced in the book. Practical tips and cautions are highlighted in Boxes. MCQs on each chapter allow readers to analyse what they’ve learnt. The Appendices provide a checklist to assist interpretation of transthoracic echocardiogram in a systematic way, and a chapter on Doppler principles for those who wish to prepare the way for Doppler measurements.

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam,Sue Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199215901

Category: Medical

Page: 557

View: 4144

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Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of critical care nursing Written by experienced specialist nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient-centred, evidence-based, and in line with the latest guidelines An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care-settings Features strong emphasis on communication, team working and collaboration Includes newer aspects of critical care such as critical care outreach, major incident, and flu pandemic planningThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems, and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing, in an easy to access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics. Readership: Aimed at general intensive care nursing course students, nurses working in general intensive and high-dependency units, more experienced critical care nurses, and allied health professionals.

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323320864

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management and much more to equip you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing. This new edition also features new case studies, new QSEN-focused call-out boxes throughout the text, a complete digital glossary, and revised chapter summaries. Evidence-based approach offers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available. UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan. Nursing Management Plans provide a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales. Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications. Concept maps help students understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock. Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders. Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU. Priority Medication boxes offer a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care. NEW! QSEN Evidence-Based Practice boxes use the PICOT framework to cover a timely topic and the research that underlies current patient care. NEW! TEACH for Nurses manual includes unique case studies, outlines, instructor resources, student resources, answer keys, and more. NEW! PowerPoint slides with unfolding case studies have been updated to include interactive questions and sample handoff information in the ISBARR format for appropriate chapters. NEW! Cultural Competency boxes provide information on basic cultural topics, including what cues to watch for and how to better provide culturally competent care. NEW! QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration boxes offer concise guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communications between nurses and other hospital staff. NEW! QSEN Patient Safety Alert boxes highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety. NEW! QSEN Internet Resources boxes identify key organizations and websites for both general critical care practice and for each specific body system. NEW! Key points at the end of each chapter offer a quick study tool for students. NEW! More-detailed objectives now include every disorder covered in the chapter. NEW! Digital glossary on the Evolve companion site help to increase students’ critical care nursing vocabulary.

Laboratory Exercises for Competency in Respiratory Care

Author: Thomas J Butler

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803639651

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Rely on this best-selling laboratory manual to provide the hands-on practice you need to confidently perform the most common to complex respiratory procedures for class and clinical. Step-by-step instructions with detailed diagrams and illustrations seamlessly guide you through every procedure. Completely revised and updated, the 3rd Edition reflects the latest technologies and standards of care, including the most current respiratory equipment.

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition

Author: Sylvia C. McKean,John J. Ross,Daniel D. Dressler,Danielle Scheurer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071843140

Category: Medical

Page: 2352

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The leading textbook of hospital medicine – completely updated to reflect today’s challenges Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine. The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections: • The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care • Medical Consultation • Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care • The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside • Diagnostic Testing and Procedures • Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.

Advanced Practice in Critical Care

A Case Study Approach

Author: Sarah McGloin,Anne McLeod

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320459

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Advanced Practice in Critical Care provides experienced critical care nurses with a clear and distinct evidence base for contemporary critical care practice. Central to the book is the application of research and evidence to practice and therefore, case studies and key critical care clinical situations are used throughout to guide the reader through the patient care trajectory. Each chapter introduces an initial patient scenario and as the chapter progresses, the patient scenario develops with the theoretical perspectives and application. In this way, it is evident how multi-organ dysfunction develops, impacting upon and influencing other body systems, demonstrating the multi-organ impact that is often experienced by the critically ill patient. In this way, consequences of critical illness such as acute renal failure, haemostatic failure and liver dysfunction are explored. Throughout the text, key research findings and critical care treatment strategies are referred to, applied and evaluated in the context of the given patient case study. Advanced assessment techniques are explained and the underlying pathophysiology is discussed in depth. Advanced Practice in Critical Care is an essential resource for experienced practitioners within critical care whom primarily care for patients requiring high dependency or intensive care.

General Critical Care

Self-Assessment Colour Review

Author: H. Mathilda Horst,Riyad C. Karmy-Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765542

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This review covers all medical and surgical aspects of general critical care from basic science to techniques in the intensive care unit. Cases deal with anaesthesia, intensive care, trauma, general surgery and post-operative management. The cases appear in random order, just as they would in practice, and they challenge the reader to think through a problem and devise a solution. Each problem is followed by a full explanation designed to educate not just to test the reader. The book appeals to senior medical students and to critical/intensive care specialists and surgeons in training.

Medical Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies

Author: Michelle Blesi,Barbara Wise,Cathy Kelley-Arney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111135126

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Seventh Edition, delivers the critical knowledge base and skills for entry-level medical assistants in an easy-to-understand and proven format. Newly organized for greater effectiveness, the text also includes the latest in emergency preparedness, ICD-10 and electronic health records. In addition, the text highlights personal growth topics like professionalism and time management. Updated and innovative, the 7th edition of Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies uses multiple in-text features and exclusive technology products to prepare students for a successful career in medical assisting, and give them a significant advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intensive Care Unit Manual E-Book

Author: Paul N. Lanken,Scott Manaker,Benjamin A. Kohl,C. William Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455737852

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips! Stay at the forefront of critical care with a practice-oriented, relevant, and well-illustrated account of the pathophysiology of critical disease, presented in a highly readable format. Gain valuable insight into the recognition, evaluation, and management of critical conditions such as respiratory, hemodynamic, and infectious diseases; management of ICU patients with special clinical conditions; cardiovascular, hematologic, and neurological disorders; poisoning and overdoses; trauma and burns; and much more!

The Radiography Procedure and Competency Manual

Author: Anita Biedrzycki

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803674775

Category: Medical

Page: 545

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Be prepared to meet the ARRT competency requirements! These procedure checklists make it easy. To qualify for your certification exam, you must demonstrate your competency in all 36 mandatory procedures and in at least 15 of the 30 elective procedures—and your instructors must verify your proficiencies. First, you can use the checklists to review the procedures in preparation for the exam and to develop decision-making skills that will produce the highest quality radiographs while considering the needs and limitations of the patient. Then, your instructors can use them to record their evaluation of your competency for each procedure. And, finally, program directors can use them to verify to the ARRT that the you have demonstrated the required competencies and proficiencies.

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - E-Book

Author: Kathy Bonewit-West

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323531083

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Learn the foundational concepts and skills necessary to become a successful clinical medical assistant! Written using clear and accessible language, Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 10th Edition guides you through common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. This new edition is thoroughly updated throughout and includes content on elephant system for ear irrigation, influenza test, h. pylori test, digital scale for measuring weight, administration of rotavirus vaccine, along with new chapters on nutrition, emergency preparedness, and the medical record. Plus, with the addition of soft skills, and critical thinking exercises, this comprehensive text introduces you the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced medical office. UPDATED procedural photos provides you with the most current pictures of how to perform important clinical medical assisting procedures. Detailed learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter align with respective procedures to help guide you through the learning process (and ensure that you learned everything you should from the chapter). Over 120 procedures presented in a clear, illustrated, step-by-step format, with online videos showing 84 of the procedures in action. Student resources on the Evolve companion website offer a fun way for you to practice your medical assisting knowledge with animations, games matching exercises, and other interactive activities. Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning. Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures. Patient Teaching boxes prepares you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures. What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply yourr knowledge to realistic medical office situations — with a practitioner's response at the end of chapters. Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Practicum boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences. Glossary of key terms gives you a quick reference guide for important terms and concepts.