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Welcome to your Acute and Critical Care Practice in Context (Critical Care Practice) reading list! Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Critical Care Nursing by An essential practical guide to all nurses working in intensive care. The second edition of this popular textbook encompasses the knowledge, skills and expertise employed in nursing the critically ill patient. It highlights the priorities of care and the principles of management in a range of problems common in the ICU. The reader will benefit from the strongclinical foundation and the high level of expertise of the authors. Emphasis is placed on the nursing aspects of a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the critically ill patient. The structure of the book allows new students to understand the physiology underlying the patient's condition before concentrating on the priorities of interventions and nursing care.
Call Number: 616.028 ADA
Publication Date: 2005
Critical Care Nursing by This handy reference is perfect for nurses entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. The book presents the latest information on more 100 critical care disorders in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, with light-hearted humour, memory joggers, recurring icons to emphasize key points, and numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts. The Review of Adult Critical Care Nursing concluded that every critically ill patient should have skilled critical care nursing available, either to care directly for them or to advise on the care required to meet their needs. As a result, pre-registration curricula have been revised to ensure all nurses are exposed to critical care environments, and are competent in critical care skills. The systems-based approach matches the UK nursing curriculum, and stresses the team-based approach to critical care. Features include: Collaborative management opportunities are introduced, identifying appropriate involvement of other health care team members Weighing the evidence - highlights research that guides practice Take charge! - focuses of potentially lethal situations and what to do when they occur Senior moments - identifies areas where older age could impact patient care Advice from the experts - tips for nurses and key troubleshooting techniques Memory joggers to aid learning Numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts focus on key information Quick quiz at the end of each chapter The latest information on more than 100 critical care disorders
Call Number: 616.028 CUT
Publication Date: 2010
How to Read a Paper 5th edn. by The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
Call Number: 610.73072 GRE
Publication Date: 2014
The ECG Made Easy 9th edn. by For over forty years The ECG Made Easy has been regarded as the best introductory guide to the ECG, with sales of over half a million copies as well as being translated into more than a dozen languages. Hailed by the British Medical Journal as a "medical classic", it has been a favourite of generations of medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG. This famous book encourages the reader to accept that the ECG is easy to understand and that its use is just a natural extension of taking the patient's history and performing a physical examination. It directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns. A practical and highly informative guide to a difficult subject. Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms. Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings. The unique page size allows presentation of 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. A new opening chapter entitled 'The ECG made very easy' distils the bare essentials of using an ECG in clinical practice with minimal theory and maximum practicality. The second part explains the theory underpinning the recording of an ECG in order to start basic interpretation of the 12 leads. The third part looks at the clinical interpretation of individual ECGs in patients with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and syncope as well as understanding the normal variations in ECGs recorded from healthy subjects.
Call Number: 616.120754 HAM
Publication Date: 2019
Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient by Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable,accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on thegeneral ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, thiswell-established and handy reference guide text assumes no priorknowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with theclinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitorpatients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt andeffective care. This new edition includes the following five new chapters: Monitoring the critically ill child Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemicinflammatory response Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion Monitoring pain
Call Number: 616.028 JEV + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 5th edn. by 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care.' - Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner provides a unique insight into reflective practice, exploring the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Now in its fifth edition, this book has been completely revised and updated to include up-to-date literature and reflective extracts. Contemporary in approach, this definitive text contains a variety of rich and insightful reflective extracts that support the main issues being raised in each chapter, and challenges practitioners and students to question their own practice. Now with further scenarios and case studies included throughout, these extracts provide the reader with access to the experience of reflective representation helping to explicate the way in which reflective practice can inform the wider notion of professional practice. With an increase in professional registration requiring reflective evidence, this new edition of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is an essential guide to all those using reflection in everyday clinical practice.
Call Number: 610.73 JOH + eBook
Publication Date: 2017
Critical Care Nursing by Fully revised and streamlined to include the most recent information, Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach , 10e provides students with the theory and application knowledge necessary to fully prepare them for the highly specialized and complicated technical world of critical care nursing. These specially designed features assist students in providing competent and compassionate care to critically ill patients and their families: · NEW!! Evidence-Based Practice Highlights focus attention on the importance of research-based practice and include significant excerpts from AACN practice alerts as well as guidelines from other relevant organizations. · NEW!! Icons to identify drug therapy tables as well as laboratory and diagnostic tables focus attention on significant information. · NEW!! Spotlight on Genetics box, appearing in selected chapters, is key to understanding how genetic factors influence disorders. NEW!! Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse of risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications. · Considerations for the Older Patient boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing part of our population - older patients. · Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history. · Collaborative Care Guides, presented in a tabular format containing outcomes and interventions, describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient's illness and minimize complications. · Teaching Guides help the critical care nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, explain post-procedure or postoperative activities, or prepare a patient for discharge from the hospital. · Nursing Diagnoses boxes use current NANDA terminology to summarize common nursing diagnoses for particular conditions. Nursing Interventions tables and boxes highlight key information for the critical care nurse
Call Number: 616.028 MOR
Publication Date: 2012
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by The 14th edition of the phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to set the standard for the discipline. The authors have maintained a superb balance between structure and function and continue to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. No other text and package offers a teaching and learning environment as rich and complete. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.
Call Number: 612 TOR
Publication Date: 2013