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Handbook of Clinical Nursing

Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

Joyce Fitzpatrick Celeste M. Alfes Ronald Hickman, PhD



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Springer Publishing Co Inc
30 January 2018
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 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
Edited by:   Joyce Fitzpatrick, Celeste M. Alfes, Ronald Hickman, PhD
Imprint:   Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   593g
ISBN:   9780826131096
ISBN 10:   0826131093
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   30 January 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN, 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 (CWRU). With a background in critical care nursing, she has 21 years of experience teaching baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral nursing students. Dr. Alfes has made significant contributions, pioneering simulation training for flight nurses globally including the development of North America's first high-fidelity helicopter simulator adapted for flight nurse training; consultations to Japan's first Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Flight Nursing program; and the development of training and research partnerships with the U.S. Air Force and the National Center for Medical Readiness. Under her direction, the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing at CWRU has had a global impact producing research, scholarly publications, training protocols, and consultations with air medical transport leaders from academia, practice, industry, and military sectors. Dr. Alfes has been a coinvestigator on funded research projects with the Laerdal Foundation of Norway, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and the MedEvac Foundation International to improve air medical and critical care transport nurse training nationally.

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