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Real World Nursing Survival Guide: Hemodynamic Monitoring

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The latest title in the Real World Nursing Survival Guide series, this fun and engaging book makes it easy to review must-know concepts associated with hemodynamic monitoring. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach guides readers through challenging concepts and procedures. The book begins with an overview of five main concepts: cardiac output, stroke volume, preload, afterload, and contractility. It discusses equipment used for specific procedures, followed by discussions of specific aspects of hemodynamic monitoring including cardiac output, intra-arterial, central venous, pulmonary artery, and mixed venous oxygenation. The final chapter focuses on clinical applications with case studies, clinical interventions, and exercises.

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Key Features

    • The unique presentation of content narrows the gap between the knowledge a student learns during nursing school and the wisdom they need to survive in the real world.
    • Material is presented using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage readers of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles.
    • A consistent chapter format - using the headings What it is, What you need to know, What you do, and Do you understand? - breaks down information into small segments and facilitates understanding.
    • Special icons for Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, Cautions, Monitoring and Initial Treatment help readers quickly identify special content in the chapter.
    • A variety of memory-reinforcing activities such as mnemonic devices, fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles promote learning and understanding.
    • Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in colored text within parentheses after the explanation, to expose readers to terminology used in the practice setting.
    • Boxed Take Home Points distill years of nursing experience into practical, "real world" advice from the experts.
    • More than 100 NCLEX-style questions, divided by chapter, are included in a section at the end of the book so readers can test their knowledge and review challenging concepts.
    • Full-color illustrations demonstrate key concepts and principles of hemodynamic monitoring, including various complications.
    • Original cartoon-character illustrations and a cartoon camel walk readers through subjects that nursing students have identified as difficult, using a lighthearted approach.
    • Waveforms at the end of each chapter allow readers to practice their interpretation.

Author Information

    By Rebecca K. Hodges, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA; Kitty Garrett, MSN, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA; Cynthia C. Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Health, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA; and Lori Schumacher, RN, MS, CCRN, Associate Professor, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA

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Real World Nursing Survival Guide: Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 224 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0375-9
  • Copyright: 2005