Critical Care Nursing, 4th Edition

Authors :
Leanne Aitken & Andrea Marshall & Wendy Chaboyer
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 We ...view more
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.
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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.


New to this edition
  • 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

Key Features
  • 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

Author Information
By Leanne Aitken, RN, PhD, BHSc(Nurs)Hons, GCertMgt, GDipScMed(ClinEpi), FACCCN, FACN, FAAN, Life Member – ACCCN , Professor of Critical Care, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, UK ; Professor of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Qld, Australia ; Andrea Marshall, RN, PhD, MN(Research), BN, Grad Cert Ed Studies (Higher Ed), IC Cert, FACCCN, FACN, Life Member – ACCCN, Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Qld, Australia ; Intensive Care Unit, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Qld, Australia and Wendy Chaboyer, RN, PhD, MN, BSc(Nu)Hons, Crit Care Cert, FACCCN, FAAN, Life Member – ACCCN , Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Nursing and Midwifery and Person-Centred Health Services Group Leader, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Qld, Australia