From the Back Cover
High-Acuity Nursing 5e
Kathleen Dorman Wagner, EdD, MSN, RN
Karen L. Johnson, PhD, RN
Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
The fifth edition of High-Acuity Nursing celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this popular book. Broken down into learner-focused, self-paced modules, the book takes complex information and presents it in smaller, more accessible chunks that promote easier mastery by readers. As the modules progress in difficulty, this text addresses the multiple-system problems that nurses face when caring for high-acuity patients.
With a focus on concepts and principles that can be applied across practice settings and patient populations, High-Acuity Nursing, Fifth Edition, uses a learner-friendly approach that will help nurses and nursing students master the concepts and confidence to succeed in today’s health care settings.
New to this edition:
- New Modules. Ten new modules have been added to the 5th edition, including a module on the older high-acuity patient!
- Related Drug Therapy — Major drug therapy pertaining to a particular topic is summarized in a table.
- Nursing Management — Nursing Management is summarized in a special new feature.
- Critical Thinking Check Point exercises — Presented on the book website on MyNursingKit, a case scenario and higher level critical thinking questions test readers’ understanding of chapter concepts.
About the Author
Kathleen Wagner EdD, MSN, RN is a lecturer in the Undergraduate Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. As a nurse educator, she teaches pathopharmacology and high-acuity nursing at the undergraduate level. She is also the Educational Consultant for the Undergraduate Program at the University of Kentucky. She has a doctorate in Instructional Systems Design with a focus on learning transfer and case method instruction.
Karen Johnson PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Director of Nursing, Research & Evidence-based Practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Melanie Hardin-Pierce DNP, RN, ACNP-BC is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky studying oral health in mechanically ventilated patients. She is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner who practices as a critical care intensivist in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She is primary investigator in funded research that examines inflammation, cardiovascular function and weaning outcomes in mechanically ventilated adults.