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AACN Protocols for Practice: Noninvasive Monitoring, Second Edition

Author(s): Editor: Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, University of Virginia Health System, Virginia
  • ISBN-13: 9780763738259
  • ISBN-10:0763738255
  • Paperback    113 pages      © 2006
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AACN Protocols for Practice: Noninvasive Monitoring delineates the evidence for using devices for noninvasive patient monitoring of blood pressure, heart rhythms, pulse oximetry, end-tidal carbon dioxide, and respiratory waveforms. These protocols guide clinicians in the appropriate selection of patients for use of the device, application of the device, initial and ongoing monitoring, device removal, and selected aspects of quality control.  

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AACN Protocols for Practice are authoritative evidence-based practice resources for use by clinicians, educators, and researchers. Each series of protocols makes recommendations for the application, practice, and monitoring associated with a device, procedure, or practice.

These protocols are designed to promote evidence-based practice by providing the latest patient care research findings in a format that is easy to understand and integrate into clinical practice. The protocols can be used to guide care in a variety of clinical situations in acute care, progressive care, or even in the home. Each protocol is introduced by a case study, which is followed by general information about the technology, occupational hazards, ethics considerations, competency issues, and practice recommendations. Recommendations are rated according to the level of evidence that is available to support the statement. Annotated bibliographies, suggested readings, and cross references provide guidance for learning more about the specific device or patient care system.

Table of Contents:


Noninvasive Blood Pressure Monitoring
Karen Giuliano, RN, PhD, FAAN
Clinical Research Specialist
Philips Medical Systems

Bedside Cardiac Monitoring
Carol Jacobson, RN, MN
Manager, Invasive Cardiology Service
Swedish Medical Center

Pulse Oximetry
Mary Jo Grap, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN
Professor, Adult Health Department
School of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
Robert E. St. John, MSN, RN, RRT
Director, Post-Market Clinical Research
Nellcor/Tyco Healthcare, Pleasanton, California

Respiratory Waveform Monitoring
Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MS, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM
Professor of Nursing, Acute and Specialty Care and APN 2/MICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Editor: Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN-University of Virginia Health System, Virginia

Suzanne Burns is a Professor of Nursing and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the MICU at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is known nationally for her work in the areas of weaning, mechanical ventilation and clinical research. She speaks and publishes widely on these and many other topics and is the inventor of the Burns Wean Assessment Program (BWAP).

Suzanne has received numerous awards such as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) “Distinguished Researcher Award”, the University of Virginia’s “Excellence in Teaching Award”, AACN’s “Mentoring Award”, and SCCM’s “Presidential Citation”. Suzanne was also a member of the AACN’s Third National Study Group on Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation. She is currently completing a three-year term as one of the AACN’s Board of Directors.

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  • "In today’s clinical arena, where time is so limited and the ensurance of up-to-date, evidence-driven care is imperative, AACN Protocols for Practice: Noninvasive Monitoring (2nd ed.) is the perfect, all-inclusive reference. It is a 'must have' for the ensurance of quality care for all patients needing noninvasive monitors wherever they are treated in the healthcare system."

    Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
    AACN Advanced Critical Care

    "This protocol reference provides succinct, useful, and valid information related to noninvasive monitoring useful for bedside clinicians. The format is extremely easy to read and use, and the content has been updated based upon the most recent advances in these areas of clinical practice."

    —Janice J Hoffman, MSN, RN
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Doody’s Book Review Service
    January 2006

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