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Nursing - 7th Ed AACN Critical Care Procedures


Effective April 2, 2020, the materials below guiding nursing practice are from the AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care, 7th Edition. The textbook is as the AACN published it; there are no UVA margin notes added. [Email PNSO@virginia.edu for questions about this or the previous 6th edition.]

Chapter 00 : FIND WHAT YOU NEED FAST!

Section : Other Reference Materials

CNO Approvals for this Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 01 : Pulmonary System

Section 01 : Airway Management - 7th Edition AACN

01 : Combitube Insertion & Removal

02 : Endotracheal Intubation (Perform)

03 : Endotracheal Intubation (Assist)

04 : Endotracheal Tube & Oral Care

05 : Extubation/Decannulation (Perform)

06 : Extubation/Decannulation (Assist)

07 : King Airway Insertion and Removal

08 : Laryngeal Mask Airway

09 : Nasopharyngeal and Oral Airway Insertion

10 : Suctioning: Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube

11 : Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Perform)

12 : Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Assist)

13 : Tracheostomy Cuff and Tube Care

Section 02 : Special Pulmonary Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

14 : Continuous End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

15 : Continuous Lateral Rotation Therapy

16 : Continuous Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring

17 : Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

18 : Oxygen Saturation Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry

19 : Pronation Therapy

Section 03 : Thoracic Cavity Management - 7th Edition AACN.

20 : Autotransfusion

21 : Chest Tube Placement (Perform)

22 : Chest Tube Placement (Assist)

23 : Chest Tube Removal (Perform)

24 : Chest Tube Removal (Assist)

25 : Closed Chest Drainage System

26 : Needle Thoracostomy (Perform)

27 : Thoracentesis (Perform)

28 : Thoracentesis (Assist)

[UVA-written] Intrapleural Analgesia Administration - TCV Surgery Service

Section 04 : Ventilatory Management - 7th Edition AACN.

29 : Invasive Mechanical Ventilation (Through an Artificial Airway): Volume and Pressure Modes

30 : Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) & Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)

31 : Manual Self-Inflating Resuscitation Bag-Valve Device

32 : Peripheral Nerve Stimulators

33 : Weaning Mechanical Ventilation

Chapter 02 : Cardiovascular System

Section 05 : Cardiac Emergencies - 7th Edition AACN.

34 : Automated External Defibrillation

35 : Cardioversion

36 : Defibrillation (External)

37 : Defibrillation (Internal), Perform

38 : Defibrillation (Internal), Assist

39 : Emergent Open Sternotomy (Perform)

40 : Emergent Open Sternotomy (Assist)

41 : External Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

42 : Pericardiocentesis (Perform)

43 : Pericardiocentesis (Assist)

Section 06 : Cardiac Pacemakers - 7th Edition AACN.

44 : Atrial Electrogram

45 : Atrial Overdrive Pacing (Perform)

46 : Epicardial Pacing Wire Removal

47 : Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

48 : Permanent Pacemaker (Assessing Function)

49 : Temporary Transcutaneous (External) Pacing

50 : Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion (Perform)

51 : Temporary Transvenous & Epicardial Pacing

Section 07 : Circulatory Assist Devices - 7th Edition AACN.

52 : Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management

53 : Ventricular Assist Devices

Section 08 : ECG Leads and Cardiac Monitoring - 7th Edition AACN.

54 : Cardiac Monitoring & Electrocardiographic Leads

55 : Extra ECG Leads: Right Precordial & Left Posterior Leads

56 : ST-Segment Monitoring, Continous

57 : Twelve-Lead Electrocardiogram

Section 09 : Hemodynamic Monitoring - 7th Edition AACN.

58 : Arterial Catheter Insertion (Perform)

59 : Arterial Catheter Insertion (Assist), Care & Removal

60 : Arterial Pressure-Based Cardiac Output Monitoring

61 : Blood Sampling from Arterial Catheter

62 : Blood Sampling from a Central Venous Catheter

63 : Blood Sampling from Pulmonary Artery Catheter

64 : Cardiac Output Measurement Techniques (Invasive)

65 : Central Venous Catheter Removal

66 : Central Venous Catheter Site Care

67 : Central Venous / Right Atrial Pressure Monitoring

68 : Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring (Perform)

69 : Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring: Assist, Care and Removal

70 : Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring

71 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Perform)

72 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Assist) & Pressure Monitoring

73 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter Removal

74 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter & Pressure Lines, Troubleshooting

75 : Single-Pressure & Multiple-Pressure Transducer Systems

Section 10 : Special Cardiac Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

76 : Femoral Arterial and Venous Sheath Removal

77 : Radial Arterial Sheath Removal

78 : Pericardial Catheter Management

79 : Thenar Tissue Oxygen Saturation Monitoring

79a : Continuous Closed System Betadine Irrigation

79b : Thrombolysis

80 : Transesophageal Echocardiography (Assist)

Section 11 : Vascular Access - 7th Edition AACN.

81 : Arterial Puncture

82 : Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Perform)

83 : Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Assist)

84 : Implantable Venous Access Device: Access, Deaccess & Care

85 : Intraosseous Devices

86 : Midline Catheters

87 : Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter

Peripheral Midline Catheter Removal

Peripheral Midline Catheter Care Tipsheet

Peripheral Midline Catheter Dressing Change

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Insertion and Blood Draw

Chapter 03 : Neurologic System

Section 12 : Neurologic Monitoring - 7th Edition AACN.

88 : Bispectral Index Monitoring

89 : Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring: Insertion (Assist), Care & Troubleshooting

90 : Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring

91 : Cerebral Microdialysis

92 : Intracranial Bolt & Fiberoptic Catheter Insertion (Assist), Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Care, Troubleshooting & Removal

93 : Intraventricular / Fiberoptic Catheter Insertion (Assist), Monitoring, Nursing Care, Troubleshooting, and Removal

94 : Intraventricular Catheter with External Transducer for CSF Drainage & ICP Monitoring

95 : Lumbar Subarachnoid Catheter Insertion (Assist) for Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage and Pressure Monitoring

Section 13 : Special Neurologic Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

96 : Lumbar Puncture (Perform)

97 : Lumbar Puncture (Assist)

98 : Pupillometer

99 : RotoRest Lateral Rotation Surface

100 : Thermoregulation: External & Intravascular Warming/Cooling Devices

Section 14 : Traction Management - 7th Edition AACN.

101 : Cervical Tongs or Halo Ring: Application for Use in Cervical Traction (Assist)

102 : Cervical Traction Maintenance

103 : Halo Ring & Vest Care

104 : Pin Site Care: Cervical Tongs & Halo Pins

Section 15 : Pain Management - 7th Edition AACN.

105 : Epidural Catheters: Assisting with Insertion & Pain Management

106 : Patient-Controlled Analgesia

107 : Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Assisting with Insertion & Pain Management

Chapter 04 : Gastrointestinal System

Section 16 : Special Gastrointestinal Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

108 : Esophagogastric Tamponade Tube

109 : Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

110 : Gastric Lavage in Hemorrhage & Overdose

111 : Endoscopic Therapy

112 : Intra-abdominal Pressure Monitoring

113 : Nasogastric and Orogastric Tube Insertion, Care, and Removal

114 : Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS)

115 : Paracentesis (Perform)

116 : Paracentesis (Assist)

117 : Peritoneal Lavage (Perform)

118 : Peritoneal Lavage (Assist)

Chapter 05 : Renal System

Section 17 : Renal Replacement - 7th Edition AACN.

119 : Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies

120 : Hemodialysis

121 : Peritoneal Dialysis

Chapter 06 : Hematologic System

Section 18 : Fluid Management - 7th Edition AACN.

122 : Use of a Massive Infusion Device and a Pressure Infusor Bag

Section 19 : Special Hematologic Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

123 : Apheresis & Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Assist)

124 : Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration (Perform)

125 : Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration (Assist)

Chapter 07 : Integumentary System

Section 20 : Burn Wound Management - 7th Edition AACN.

126 : Burn Wound Care

127 : Donor Site Care

128 : Skin Graft Care

Section 21 : Special Integumentary Procedures - 7th Edition AACN.

129 : Intracompartmental Pressure Monitoring

130 : Suture & Staple Removal

131 : Wound Closure

Section 22 : Wound Management - 7th Edition AACN.

132 : Cleaning, Irrigating, Culturing & Dressing an Open Wound

133 : Debridement: Pressure Ulcers, Burns & Wounds

134 : Drain Removal

135 : Fecal Containment Devices & Bowel Management System

136 : Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

137 : Wound Management with Excessive Drainage

Chapter 08 : Nutrition

Section : Nutrition - 7th Edition AACN.

138 : Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Gastrostomy, and Jejunostomy Tube Care

139 : Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion & Care

140 : Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion Using Electromagnetic Guidance (CORTRAK 2 Enteral Access System EAS)

Chapter 09 : Calculating Medication Doses

Section : Calculating Medication Doses - 7th Edition AACN.

141 : Calculating Doses and Flow Rates and Administering Continuous Intravenous Infusions

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