ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing
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Critical care as a clinical specialty is over half a century old. With every successive decade, advances in the education and practices of critical care nurses have been made. Today, critical care nurses are some of the most knowledgeable and highly skilled nurses in the world, and ongoing professional development and education are fundamental elements in ensuring we deliver the highest quality care to our patients and their families. This book is intended to encourage and challenge nurses to further develop their critical care nursing practice. Our vision for the first edition was for an original text from Australasian authors, not an adaptation of texts produced in other parts of the world. This writing approach more accurately captures the uniquely local elements that form contemporary critical care nursing in Australia and New Zealand and help to answer the myriad of questions posed by critical care nurses as they practise in the local environment, while still allowing the universal core elements that represent critical care practice internationally. This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has 27 chapters that reflect the collective talent and expertise of 50 contributors - a strong mix of academics and clinicians with a passion for critical care nursing - in showcasing the practice of critical care nursing in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. We also engaged contributors beyond Australasia to reflect global practices and to extend the applicability of our text to a wider geographic audience. All contributors were carefully chosen for their current knowledge, clinical expertise and strong professional reputations.
Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)