Title Handbook of Clinical Nursing
Subtitle Critical and Emergency Care Nursing
Author Ronald L . Hickman, Jr., Celeste M. Alfes, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
ISBN 9780826131096
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 328
Book size 178 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2018
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Designed for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information on the critical care and emergency care specialty areas. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today.

Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes.

Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other health care providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels.

Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference.

Key Features:

  • Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to the critical care and emergency care specialties
  • Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area
  • Presented in a consistent format for ease of use
  • Includes an overview of each specialty area
  • Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process
  • Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators


Contributors Preface Share Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Vicki A. Keough) • Abdominal Pain (Christopher J. Contino) • Acid–base Imbalances (Michael D. Gooch) • Acute Abdomen (Susanna Rudy) • Acute Coronary Syndrome (Andrea Efre) • Acute Exacerbation of a Chronic Condition (Brenda L. Douglass) • Acute Pancreatitis in Adults (Virginia Mangolds) • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Kathleen C. Ashton) • Acute Respiratory Failure (Breanna Hetland) • Adrenal Insufficiency (Rachel K. Vanek) • Back Pain (Sharon R. Rainer) • Burns (Margaret Jean Carman) • Burns: Classification and Severity (Melanie Gibbons Hallman and Lamon Norton) • Chest Pain (Sharon R. Rainer) • Child Abuse and Neglect (Patricia M. Speck, Pamela Harris Bryant, Tedra S. Smith, Sherita K. Etheridge, and Steadman McPeters) • Clostridium difficile Infection (Anita Sundaresh) • Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (Ian N. Saludares) • Definitions of Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (Nicole M. Hartman and Courtney Vose) • Dental Emergencies (Melanie Gibbons Hallman and Lamon Norton) • Disaster Response (Darlie Simerson) • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (Joyce E. Higgins) • Domestic Violence (Patricia M. Speck, Diana K. Faugno, Rachell A. Ekroos, Melanie Gibbons Hallman, Gwendolyn D. Childs, Tedra S. Smith, and Stacey A. Mitchell) • Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies (Kathleen Bradbury-Golas) • Elder Abuse and Neglect (Patricia M. Speck, Richard Taylor, Stacey A. Mitchell, Diana K. Faugno, and Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon) • Encephalopathy (Deborah Vinesky) • Endocrine Emergencies (Diane Fuller Switzer) • Environmental Emergencies (Brittany Newberry) • Extracorporeal Life Support (Grant Pignatiello, Katherine Hornack, and Julie E. Herzog) • Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances (Michael D. Gooch) • Fluid Resuscitation (Laura Stark Bai) • Heart Transplantation (S. Brian Widmar) • Hepatic Failure (Leon Chen and Fidelindo Lim) • Hepatitis (Ramona A. Sowers and Linda Carson) • Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia (Laura Stark Bai) • Hypertensive Crisis and Hypertension (Kathleen Bradbury-Golas) • Hypothermia (Marian Nowak) • Integumentary Emergencies (Susanna Rudy) • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (Grant Pignatiello) • Mental and Behavioral Health Emergencies (Lia V. Ludan) • Neurotrauma (Anita Sundaresh) • Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergency Care (Vicki Bacidore) • Ophthalmic Emergencies (Shannon M. Litten) • Orthopedic Emergencies in Adults (Cindy D. Kumar) • Pediatric Emergencies (Rachel Tkaczyk) • Psychiatric Disorders: Suicide, Homicide, Psychosis (George Byron Peraza-Smith and Yolanda Bone) • Respiratory Emergencies (Dustin Spencer) • Return of Spontaneous Circulation With Hypothermia Initiation (Laura Stark Bai) • Seizures (Eric Roberts) • Sepsis (Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.) • Sexual Assault (Patricia M. Speck, Diana K. Faugno, Rachell A. Ekroos, Melanie Gibbons Hallman, Sallie J. Shipman, Martha B. Dodd, Qiana A. Johnson, and Stacey A. Mitchell) • Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (Jennifer Wilbeck) • Solid Organ Transplantation (Marcia Johansson) • Spinal Cord Injury (Lamon Norton and Melanie Gibbons Hallman) • Substance Use Disorders and Toxicological Agents (Al Rundio) • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (Megan M. Shifrin and Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.) • Thrombocytopenia in Adults (Khoa (Joey) Dang) • Thyroid Crisis (Cynthia Ann Leaver) • Traumatic Brain Injury (Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski) • Traumatic Injury (Dustin Spencer) • Urologic Emergencies (Kelley Toffoli) • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (Nancy Jaskowak Cresse) • Ventricular Assist Devices (S. Brian Widmar) • The Violent Patient (Janet E. Reilly and Michael Wichowski)



About the Editors:

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, is an associate professor and a board certified acute care nurse practitioner at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts in biology, a master of science (acute care nurse practitioner), and a doctorate in nursing from CWRU. He has received regional and national distinctions for his commitment and sustained contributions to nursing science and practice. Dr. Hickman is a nationally recognized nurse scientist and advanced practice nurse. In 2015, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and National Academies of Practice. With nearly two decades of clinical experience, he has provided evidence- based nursing care to patients and their families across tertiary care settings. He has authored more than 50 publications and numerous book chapters with a clinical focus, and serves as a contributing editor for the American Journal of Critical Care. As an associate editor of A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing, Dr. Hickman’s clinical expertise in the management of patients requiring life- sustaining care in emergency departments and intensive care units is highlighted in the book’s content regarding emergency and critical care, medical– surgical, and nurse anesthesia care.

Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, is associate professor and director of the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing (University of Akron), master of science in nursing (University of Akron), and doctor of nursing practice at CWRU. With a background in critical care nursing, she has 20 years of experience teaching baccalaureate nursing students and has been instrumental in developing high- fidelity simulation programs nationally and internationally. She was instrumental in developing the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, which features the nation’s first high- fidelity Sikorsky S76® helicopter simulator adapted for interdisciplinary education and crew resource management. She received the National League for Nursing’s Simulation Leader in Nursing Education award (2012) and the Joyce Griffin-Sobel Research award (2014). Her research incorporates interprofessional simulations to strengthen clinical reasoning and performance outcomes. Dr. Alfes currently serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, is a coinvestigator on funded research projects with the Laerdal Foundation of Norway and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, is on the editorial board of Applied Nursing Research, and is a reviewer for the journals Nursing Education Perspectives and Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was the dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also an adjunct professor, Department of Geriatrics, Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric– mental health nursing (The Ohio State University), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA at CWRU. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN; 1981) and a fellow in the National Academies of Practice (1996). She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award 20 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science award for sustained commitment and contributions to the development of the discipline (2002). She was a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2007–2008), and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Hall of Fame (2014). In 2016, she was named a Living Legend of the AAN. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s work is widely disseminated in nursing and health care literature; she has authored or edited more than 300 publications, including more than 80 books. She even served as a coeditor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, volumes 1 to 26, and she currently edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing.

Target Audience:

Useful for nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels, critical care nurses & emergency nurses.

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