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Nursing - Critical Care Procedures



Chapter 00 : FIND WHAT YOU NEED FAST!

Section : Other Reference Materials

1 : AACN textbook's front matter

2 : AACN textbook's Index

CNO Approvals for this Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 01 : Pulmonary System

Section 01 : Airway Management

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 : Laryngeal Mask Airway

08 : Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Perform)

09 : Surgical Cricothyrotomy (Assist)

10 : Nasopharyngeal Airway Insertion

11 : Oropharyngeal Airway Insertion

12 : Suctioning: Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube

13 : Tracheal Tube Cuff Care

14 : Tracheostomy Tube Care

Section 02 : Special Pulmonary Procedures

15 : Continuous End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

16 : Continuous Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring

17 : Oxygen Saturation Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry

18 : Pronation Therapy

Section 03 : Thoracic Cavity Management

19 : Autotransfusion

20 : Chest Tube Placement (Perform)

21 : Chest Tube Placement (Assist)

22 : Chest Tube Removal (Perform)

23 : Chest Tube Removal (Assist)

24 : Closed Chest Drainage System

25 : Needle Thoracostomy (Perform)

26 : Thoracentesis (Perform)

27 : Thoracentesis (Assist)

Section 04 : Ventilatory Management

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

29 : Arterial-Venous Oxygen Content Difference and Oxygen Transport (Delivery) and Consumption Calculations

30 : Auto-Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (Auto-PEEP) Calculation

31 : Compliance and Resistance Measurement

32 : Manual Self-Inflating Resuscitation Bag-Valve Device

33 : Indices of Oxygenation

34 : Shunt Calculation

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

36 : Standard Weaning Criteria: Negative Inspiratory Force or Pressure, Positive Expiratory Pressure, Spontaneous Tidal Volume, Vital Capacity, and Rapid Shallow Breathing Index

37 : Weaning Process

38 : Peripheral Nerve Stimulators

Chapter 02 : Cardiovascular System

Section 05 : Cardiac Emergencies

39 : Automated External Defibrillation

40 : Cardioversion

41 : Defibrillation (External)

42 : Defibrillation (Internal)

43 : Emergent Open Sternotomy (Perform)

44 : Emergent Open Sternotomy (Assist)

45 : Pericardiocentesis (Perform)

46 : Pericardiocentesis (Assist)

Section 06 : Cardiac Pacemakers

47 : Atrial Electrogram

48 : Atrial Overdrive Pacing (Perform)

49 : Epicardial Pacing Wire Removal

50 : Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

51 : Permanent Pacemaker (Assessing Function)

52 : Temporary Transcutaneous (External) Pacing

53 : Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion (Perform)

54 : Temporary Transvenous & Epicardial Pacing

Section 07 : Circulatory Assist Devices

55 : Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management

56 : Ventricular Assist Devices

Section 08 : ECG Leads and Cardiac Monitoring

57 : ECG Leads & Cardiac Monitoring

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

59 : Continous ST-Segment Monitoring

60 : Twelve-Lead Electrocardiogram

Section 09 : Hemodynamic Monitoring

61 : Arterial Catheter Insertion (Perform)

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

63 : Arterial Pressure-Based Cardiac Output Monitoring

64 : Blood Sampling from Arterial Catheter

65 : Blood Sampling from a Central Venous Catheter

66 : Blood Sampling from Pulmonary Artery Catheter

67 : Cardiac Output Measurement Techniques (Invasive)

68 : Central Venous Catheter Removal

69 : Central Venous Catheter Site Care

70 : Central Venous / Right Atrial Pressure Monitoring

71 : Left Atrial Catheter: Care & Assisting with Removal

72 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion (Perform)

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

74 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter Removal

75 : Pulmonary Artery Catheter & Pressure Lines, Troubleshooting

76 : Single-Pressure & Multiple-Pressure Transducer Systems

Section 10 : Special Cardiac Procedures

77 : Arterial & Venous Sheath Removal

78 : Pericardial Catheter Management

79 : Transesophageal Echocardiography (Assist)

79b : Thrombolysis

Section 11 : Vascular Access

80 : Arterial Puncture

81 : Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Perform)

82 : Central Venous Catheter Insertion (Assist)

82a : Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Insertion and Blood Draw

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

84 : Intraosseous Devices

85 : Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter

Peripheral Midline Catheter Removal

Peripheral Midline Catheter Care Tipsheet

Peripheral Midline Catheter Dressing Change

Chapter 03 : Neurologic System

Section 12 : Neurologic Monitoring

86 : Bispectral Index Monitoring

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

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

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

90 : Jugular Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring: Insertion (Assist), Patient Care, Troubleshooting & Removal

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

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

93 : Transcranial Doppler Monitoring

Section 13 : Special Neurologic Procedures

94 : External & Intravascular Warming/Cooling Devices

95 : Lumbar Puncture (Perform)

96 : Lumbar Puncture (Assist)

Section 14 : Traction Management

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

98 : Halo Ring & Vest Care

99 : Pin Site Care: Cervical Tongs & Halo Pins

100 : Cervical Traction Maintenance

Section 15 : Pain Management

101 : Epidural Catheters: Assisting with Insertion & Pain Management

102 : Patient-Controlled Analgesia

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

Chapter 04 : Gastrointestinal System

Section 16 : Special Gastrointestinal Procedures

104 : Esophagogastric Tamponade Tube

105 : Gastric Lavage in Hemorrhage & Overdose

106 : Intra-abdominal Pressure Monitoring

107 : Paracentesis (Perform)

108 : Paracentesis (Assist)

109 : Peritoneal Lavage (Perform)

110 : Peritoneal Lavage (Assist)

111 : Endoscopic Therapy

Chapter 05 : Renal System

Section 17 : Renal Replacement

112 : Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies

113 : Hemodialysis

114 : Peritoneal Dialysis

Chapter 06 : Hematologic System

Section 18 : Fluid Management

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

Section 19 : Special Hematologic Procedures

116 : Apheresis & Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (Assist)

117 : Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration (Perform)

118 : Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration (Assist)

Chapter 07 : Integumentary System

Section 20 : Burn Wound Management

119 : Donor Site Care

120 : Burn Wound Care

121 : Skin Graft Care

Section 21 : Special Integumentary Procedures

122 : Intracompartmental Pressure Monitoring

123 : Pressure Redistribution Surfaces: Continual Lateral Rotation Therapy & RotoRest Lateral Rotation Surface

124 : Wound Closure

125 : Suture & Staple Removal

Section 22 : Wound Management

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

127 : Debridement: Pressure Ulcers, Burns & Wounds

128 : Wound Management with Excessive Drainage

129 : Drain Removal

130 : Fecal Containment Devices & Bowel Management System

131 : Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

Chapter 08 : Nutrition

Section : Nutrition

132 : Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion Using Electromagnetic Guidance (CORTRAK)

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

134 : Small Bore Feeding Tube Insertion & Care

Chapter 09 : End of Life

Section : End of Life

135 : Determination of Death in Adult Patients

136 : Organ Donation: Identification of Potential Organ Donors, Request for Organ Donation, and Care of the Organ Donor

137 : Donation After Cardiac Death

138 : Withholding & Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapy

Chapter 10 : Calculating Medication Doses

Section : Calculating Medication Doses

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

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