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The Fifth 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 modules, 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, Fifth 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.
Karen Johnson PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Director of Nursing, Research & Evidence-based Practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Melanie Hardin-Pierce DNP, RN, ACNP-BC is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky studying oral health in mechanically ventilated patients. She is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner who practices as a critical care intensivist in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She is primary investigator in funded research that examines inflammation, cardiovascular function and weaning outcomes in mechanically ventilated adults.
Table of Contents
Part I Special Topics
Module 1 High Acuity Nursing
Module 2 Holistic Care of the High Acuity Patient and Family (NEW)
Module 3 The Older Adult High Acuity Patient (NEW)
Module 4 Acute Pain in the High Acuity Patient
Part II Hematologic (Cellular Function)
Module 5 Determinants and Assessment of Hematologic Function (NEW)
Module 6 Alterations in Red Blood Cell Function and Hemostasis (NEW)
Module 7 Alterations in White Blood Cell Function (NEW)
Module 8 Alteration in Immune Response: Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation
Part III Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Module 9 Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Module 10 Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Module 11 Supporting Pulmonary Gas Exchange: Mechanical Ventilation
Part IV Cardiac Output
Module 12 Determinants and Assessment of Cardiac Output
Module 13 Assessment of Hemodynamic Status: Hemodynamic Monitoring
Module 14 Assessment of Cardiac Rhythm: Basic Electrocardiographic Rhythm Interpretation
Module 15 Alterations in Cardiac Output
Module 16 Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion
Part V Tissue Perfusion
Module 17 Determinants and Assessment of Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption
Module 18 Alterations in Oxygen Delivery and Consumption: Shock States
Module 19 Alterations in Tissue Perfusion: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Part VI Sensory Motor
Module 20 Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Tissue Perfusion
Module 21 Alteration in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack
Module 22 Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Disorders: Acute Head Injury
Module 23 Alteration in Sensory Perceptual Function: Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Module 24 Sensory Motor Complications of Acute Illness (NEW)
Part VII Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Module 25 Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance (NEW)
Module 26 Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Module 27 Alteration in Renal Function: Renal Failure
Part VIII Metabolic: Regulation of Internal Environment
Module 28 Determinants and Assessment of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Function (NEW)
Module 29 Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
Module 30 Alterations in Hepatic Function
Module 31 Alterations in Pancreatic Function
Part IX Metabolic: Nutrition
Module 32 Determinants and Assessment of Nutrition and Metabolic Function (NEW)
Module 33 Alterations in Metabolism
Module 34 Alterations in Glucose Metabolism
Module 35 Determinants and Assessment of Injury (NEW)
Module 36 Alterations in Skin Integrity: Complex Wound Management
Module 37 Alteration in Skin Integrity: Acute Burn Injury
Module 38 Alteration in Multisystem Function: Multiple Trauma