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eText: 
ISBN-10 0133417891ISBN-13 9780133417890
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-302692-2ISBN-13 978-0-13-302692-4
Author(s): Kathleen Dorman Wagner; Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 976
Description

For courses on high-acuity nursing intended to serve undergraduate nursing students, novice nurses, novice critical-care nurses, and home-health nurses.

The most focused, up-to-date, easy-to-understand guide to high-acuity nursing in all care settings.

High-Acuity Nursing, Sixth Edition brings together the knowledge needed to care for adult patients with complex conditions and unpredictable outcomes, across settings ranging from critical care to high-skill long-term facilities. It makes critical pathophysiological concepts clinically applicable to high-acuity patients; enhances students’ clinical decision-making skills; provides extensive and immediate feedback; and supports self-paced learning. This tightly focused guide has been substantially reorganized to reflect faculty and student feedback. This edition adds bulleted chapter summaries; NCLEX-style posttest items; updated Emerging Evidence boxes; coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems; adult doses in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes; and a brand-new chapter on complications associated with metabolic stress response.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This book is designed to help learners rapidly gain mastery and confidence. It provides: 

  • Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing: Helps learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity

  • Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: Helps learners translate pathophysiological principles into care decisions, and understand the rationale for those decisions

  • Learner-focused “active learning”with strong pedagogical support: “Chunks” complex information into small, discrete sections, provides quizzes after each section to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study

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