All hospitals have critically ill patients, and their management depends upon the resources available. In many low income countries, critically ill patients may be admitted to a critical care unit; however, many are nursed on wards due to a lack of critical care beds or simply die before they reach the hospital. This book provides guidance on the unique situations for nurses working in these challenging environments, while considering ethical decision-making, providing appropriate services, and the types of patients admitted. Topics covered include: working in a resource limited environment; cultural awareness and international agendas; provision and access to healthcare services; ethical considerations in the context of resource limited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments prepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health.
Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) ACCCN is the peak professional organisation representing critical care nurses in Australia Written by leading critical care nursing clinicians, Leanne Aitken, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer, the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing continues to encourage and challenge critical care nurses and students to develop world-class practice and ensure the delivery of the highest quality care. The text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing and is divided into three sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice, providing the most recent research, data, procedures and guidelines from expert local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. Alongside its strong focus on critical care nursing practice within Australia and New Zealand, the 4th edition brings a stronger emphasis on international practice and expertise to ensure students and clinicians have access to the most contemporary practice insights from around the world. Increased emphasis on practice tips to help nurses care for patients within critical care Updated case studies, research vignettes and learning activities to support further learning Highlights the role of the critical care nurse within a multidisciplinary environment and how they work together Additional resources on Evolve An eBook on VitalSource Instructor resources Case Study suggested responses Learning Activity suggested responses Additional Case Study answers Image collection, including tables Student resources Additional Case Studies Weblinks Increased global considerations relevant to international context of critical care nursing alongside its key focus within the ANZ context Aligned to update NMBA RN Standards for Practice and NSQHS Standards An eBook included in all print purchases
With collaboration from Consulting Editor, Dr. Jan Foster, Dr. Beth Diehl has created a current issue that updates the topic of neonatal nursing. Expert authors have contributed clinical reviews that address the following topics: Family Centered Care and Multidisciplinary Rounding in the NICU; Standardized Feeding Protocols and NEC; Preventing Hypoglycemia: Finding the Sweet Spot; The EMR and Big Data in Neonatology; Fetal Surgery and Delayed Cord Clamping: Neonatal Implications; Neonatal Encephalopathy: Current Management and Future Trends; Modes of Neonatal Ventilation; Neonatal Resuscitation: NRP 7th Edition Practice Integration; Neonatal Pain: Perceptions and Current Practice; Neuroprotective Developmental Care for the Preterm Infant in the first 72 Hours of Life; NAS: An Uncontrollable Epidemic; and Neonatal Transport: Current Trends and Practices. Readers will come away with the current clinical information they need to improve patient outcomes in the NICU.
With the major redeployment of staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, this authoritative textbook provides a practical resource for healthcare professionals who may be new to acute and critical care settings. Written by nurses for nurses, the book will help readers master patient assessment, non-invasive ventilation, the use of high flow nasal oxygenation and renal care. You will learn about the challenges of resuscitation, leadership and responding to a public health emergency, and effective personal protection and hygiene practices. Covid-19: Critical Care textbook has been written by experts with frontline experience of working in hospitals during the pandemic and will remain relevant for those responding to future infectious disease outbreaks or waves of Covid-19. Self-assessment quizzes to support ongoing learning Suitable for staff re-deployed and those already working in acute and critical care areas Fully illustrated to demonstrate the use of PPE and coronavirus-specific procedures Contributions from key experts who have dealt directly with the disease provide practical insights
Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals.
Since 1985, the nursing profession has made significant progress in informatics. The Fifth International Symposium on Nursing Informatics clearly showed that the nursing profession is well aware of the potential that computer technology holds for improving the quality and efficiency of health care if information systems are well designed, integrated and professionally managed. The structure of the Symposium and the organization of the papers in this volume represent the work of the Scientific Programme Committee and the editors. In addition to the scientific papers, the editors have also included authors' descriptions of panels, posters and scientific demonstrations, giving readers an excellent overview of the current state-of-the-art of nursing informatics. In order to encourage young colleagues to publish, graduate students in nursing informatics submitted poster abstracts that are also included in the volume.
An essential guide to critical care nursing that includes all the key scientific knowledge and procedures you will need to know when entering the critical care environment. Written by a dedicated team of lecturers and practitioners with extensive experience in critical care nursing, this textbook covers all the key elements involved in nursing critically ill adults, with individual chapters on managing problems associated with different organ systems and the pathophysiology behind these disorders, as well as coverage of psychological care, infection prevention, and a consistent focus on the importance of a person centred, evidence-based approach to critical care delivery. To further support your learning, the book is full of activities that enhance your knowledge and test your understanding, including clinical case studies, critical thinking tasks, reflective practice exercises, and visual explanations. For lecturers and instructors, there is a collection of online resources including a testbank of multiple-choice questions, links to relevant videos for each chapter, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. The ideal textbook for nursing students studying critical care, undertaking clinical placements in intensive care, or nurses new to the critical care environment.