The only book written about mechanical ventilation by nurses for nurses, this text fills a void in addressing high-level patient care and management specific to critical care nurses. Designed for use by practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators, it provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to developing expertise in this challenging area of practice. The guide is grounded in evidence-based research and explains complex concepts in a user-friendly format along with useful tips for daily practice. It has been written based on the authors' many years of teaching students at all levels of critical care as well as their experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses in the critical care arena.
Emphasising the nurse's role in mechanical ventilation, the book offers many features that facilitate in-depth learning. These include bulleted points to simplify complex ideas, learning objectives, key points summarised for speedy reference, learning activities, a case study in each chapter with questions for reflection, clinical pearls, references for additional study, and a glossary. A digital companion includes cue cards summarising challenging practice concepts and how-to procedural videos. The book addresses the needs of both adult critical care patients and geriatric critical care patients. A chapter on International Perspectives addresses the similarities and differences in critical care throughout the globe. Also covered are pharmacology protocols for the mechanically ventilated patient. Additionally, the book serves as a valuable resource for nurses preparing for national certification in critical care.
, Leslie Graham
Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication:
30 January 2014
Professional and scholarly
Preface Foreword by Suzanne M. Burns Chapter 1: Oxygen Therapy Chapter 2: Mechanical Ventilation Overview Chapter 3: Modes of Ventilation Chapter 4: Mechanical Ventilation: Management at the Bedside Chapter 5: Weaning from the Mechanical Ventilator Chapter 6: Long Term Mechanical Ventilation: Implications Chapter 7: Mechanical Ventilation: Pharmacology Chapter 8: International Perspectives on Mechanical Ventilation and Future Directions
Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD(c) CNCC(C) CMSN (C) , is Professor, Durham College/UOIT BScN Program and Coordinator of the Critical Care E-Learning program at Durham College (the largest critical care nursing program in Canada with an intake of 400 students per year, many of them international). Dr. Goldsworthy has conducted and published research involving the use of simulation and PDAs in nursing education. She is currently involved in the delivery of critical care simulation and the mentoring of other educators in this technology. Her recent publications and national and international presentations have concentrated on critical care and technology in nursing. Dr. Goldsworthy also sits on the national exam committee for the new CNA Medical/Surgical Nursing Certification exam and is the Co-editor of all three editions of Medical Surgical Nursing In Canada. She recently co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide For Nurse Educators and Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual for Critical Care Nursing. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Leslie Graham, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC, is currently Professor in Durham College's Critical Care Nursing E-Learning Graduate Certificate program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in collaboration with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She is also the Simulation Coordinator in this program, working with the integration of simulation across the entire BScN curriculum. Ms. Graham, along with Dr. Goldsworthy, co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide For Critical Care Nurse Educators (2012) and has contributed to Lewis et al, Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 3E, as well as journal articles in International Cath Lab Spotlight. Ms. Graham has also presented her research (on simulation and its importance in teaching critical care) at domestic as well as international conferences, including the NTI/AACN Conference, the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).