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With each edition, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has built on its highly respected reputation. Its contributors aim to encourage and challenge practising critical care nurses and students to develop world-class critical care nursing skills in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality care.
Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), this 3rd edition presents the expertise of foremost critical care leaders and features the most recent evidence-based research and up-to-date advances in clinical practice, technology, procedures and standards.
Expanded to reflect the universal core elements of critical care nursing practice authors, Aitken, Marshall and Chaboyer, have retained the specific information that captures the unique elements of contemporary critical care nursing in Australia, New Zealand and other similar practice environments.
Structured in three sections, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Edition addresses all aspects of critical care nursing, including patient care and organisational issues, while highlighting some of the unique and complex aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice, such as paediatric considerations, trauma management and organ donation.
- Presented in three sections: - Scope of Critical Care - Principles and Practice of Critical Care - Speciality Practice
- Focus on concepts that underpin practice - essential physical, psychological, social and cultural care
- New case studies elaborate on relevant care topics
- Research vignettes explore a range of topics
- Practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice
- Learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding
- Additional case studies with answers available on evolve
- NEW chapter on Postanaesthesia recovery
- Revised coverage of metabolic and nutritional considerations for the critically ill patient
- Aligned with the NEW ACCCN Standards for Practice