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  1. Prescribed textbooks 6 items
    1. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing - Leanne M Aitken, Andrea Marshall, Wendy Chaboyer

      Book Required

    2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

      Book Required This is the 8th edition and it is available ONLY in print at your campus library. The 7th edition is available online and it is listed below. Please beware of differences in chapters and pagination between the different editions.

    3. Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management - Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy, Mary E. Lough 2013

      Book Required This is the 7th edition and it is available online. As this book is referred through this reading list please beware of differences in chapter numbers and pagination between the different editions.

    4. Physical examination & health assessment - Carolyn Jarvis 2016

      Book Required This is the 7th edition published in 2016.

  2. Week 1 Part A: Transition to Intensive Care Nursing 2 items
    1. Essential readings 1 item
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 6: Essential nursing care of the critically ill patient / B. Grealy & F. Coyer, pp. 131-146.

    2. Additional readings 1 item
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Recommended Read end of chapter 6: pp. 158-163. Essential nursing care of the critically ill patient / B. Grealy & F. Coyer.

  3. Week 1 Part B: Respiratory assessment and monitoring 11 items
    1. Essential readings 5 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read chapter 13: Respiratory assessment and monitoring / M. Ringdal & J. Gullick. pp. 402-429

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 17: Pulmonary Clinical Assessment / M. Stacy. pp. 431-444 This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      3. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 18: Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures / J. M. Maiden. pp. 445-455. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      4. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Required Read Chapter 13: Nose, Mouth and Throat / C. Jarvis. pp. 883-977

      5. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Required Read Chapter 14: Thorax and Lungs / C. Jarvis. pp. 978-1109

    2. Additional readings 6 items
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 34: Structure and function of the pulmonary system. 7th edition. pp. 1225-1318. (8th edition - chapter 35. Currently on order)

      2. Respiratory assessment - Emma Brooker 2008

        Article Recommended

      3. How to perform respiratory assessment - J. Smith, M. Rushton 2015

        Article Recommended

      4. Chest X-Ray Made Easy - Jonathan Corne, Maruti Kumaran 2015

        Book Recommended

      5. Making sense of the chest X-ray: a hands-on guide - Paul F. Jenkins 2005

        Book Recommended 2nd edition on order

  4. Week 2 - Respiratory alterations and management 5 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read Chapter 14: Respiratory alterations and management / S. Wetzig, B. Blackwood & J. Currey. pp. 438-456.

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 18: Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures / J. M. Maiden, pp. 445-455. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      3. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 19: Pulmonary Disorders / K. M. Stacy, pp. 456-486. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional readings 2 items
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 35: Alterations of pulmonary function / Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether, 7th edition. 2013. pp.1248-1278 only. (8th edition - chapter 36. pp. 1163-1192 only. Currently on order)

      2. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Recommended Read: the end of chapter 14

  5. Week 3 - Ventilation and oxygen management 5 items
    1. Essential readings 2 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read Chapter 15: Ventilation and oxygen management / L. Rose & R. Butcher. pp. 470-498.

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 20: Pulmonary Therapeutic Management / K. M. Stacy. pp. 487-519. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional readings 3 items
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 35: Alterations of pulmonary function / Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether, 7th edition. 2013. pp.1248-1278 only. (8th edition - chapter 36. pp. 1163-1192 only. Currently on order)

      2. Chapter 2. Practical physiology of the pulmonary system - Lynelle N. B. Pierce

        Chapter Recommended In: Management of the mechanically ventilated patient / Lynelle N. B. Pierce | 2nd ed. | c2007

      3. Non-pharmacological treatments for COPD - Patrick Mulhall, Gerard Criner 2016

        Article Recommended

  6. Week 4 - Cardiovascular assessment & monitoring 8 items
    1. Essential Readings 4 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read Chapter 9: Cardiovascular assessment and monitoring / Buckley & Lin, pp. 231-268.

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 11: Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology / M. E. Lough, pp. 161-183. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      3. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 12: Cardiovascular clinical assessment / M. E. Lough, pp. 184-198. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      4. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 13: Cardiovascular diagnostic procedures / M. E. Lough, pp. 199-275. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional readings - Please select and read one of the following 4 items
      1. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 4: The cardiovascular system / Tally & O'Connor, pp. 142-358

      2. Health Assessment & Physical Examination - Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey 2015

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 14: Heart and blood vessels, pp. 432-479.

      3. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 12: Heart and neck vessels / C. Jarvis. pp. 751-881

      4. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 31: Structure and function of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems / S. G. Cunningham, V. L. Brashers and K. L. McCance. 7th edition, 2013, pp. 1083-1128. (8th edition - chapter 32. Currently on order)

  7. Week 5 - Cardiovascular alterations & management 4 items
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read Chapter 10: Cardiovascular alterations and management / R. Gallagher & A. Driscoll, pp. 271-304).

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 14: Cardiovascular disorders / A. Haynes. pp. 290-358. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      3. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read chapter 15: Cardiovascular therapeutic management / J. L. Dirks & J. Waters. pp. 359-410. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional readings 1 item
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 32: Alterations of cardiovascular function / V. L. Brashers, Sue E. Huether, 7th edition. 2013. pp. 1129-1193. (8th edition - chapter 33. Currently on order)

  8. Week 6 - Cardiac rhythm assessment & management 1 item
    1. Essential Readings 1 item
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 11: Cardiac rhythm assessment and management / M. Dennis & D. Glanville, 2016, pp. 311-361. Please focus on single chamber pacing only. Dual chamber pacing will be covered in semester two.

    2. Additional Readings 0 items
  9. Week 7 - Support of renal function: anatomy & physiology 5 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 18: Support of renal function / I. Baldwin & G. Leslie, 2016, pp. 584-593 only.

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Chapter 24: Kidney Anatomy & Physiology / M. E. Lough. pp. 608-619. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional Readings: Please select and read one of the following 3 items
      1. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: The genitourinary system. pp. 677-750

      2. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Recommended Read chapter 18: The Urinary System / C. Jarvis

      3. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 37: Structure and function of the renal and urologic system / Alexa K. Doig and Sue E. Huether. pp. 1319-1339

  10. Week 8 - Support of renal function: clinical assessments 4 items
    1. Essential Readings 1 item
      1. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 25: Kidney clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures / Mary E. Lough. pp. 620-630. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

    2. Additional Readings 3 items
      1. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: The genitourinary system. pp. 677-750

      2. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Recommended Read chapter 18: The Urinary System / C. Jarvis. pp. 1543-1598

      3. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 37: Structure and function of the renal and urologic system / Alexa K. Doig and Sue E. Huether. pp. 1319-1339.

  11. Week 9 - Support of renal function: Therapeutic management 5 items
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
      1. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Read Chapter 18: Support of renal function / I. Baldwin & G. Leslie, pp. 594-621 only.

      2. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read chapter 26: Kidney disorders and Therapeutic Management / M. E. Lough. pp. 631-656. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      3. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Chapter 38: Alterations of renal and urinary tract function / A. K. Doig & S. E. Huether, pp. 1340-1375

    2. Additional Readings - Clinical assessment related texts 2 items
      Choose one of the following to read
      1. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: The genitourinary system. pp. 677-750

      2. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

        Book Recommended Read chapter 18: The Urinary System / C. Jarvis. pp. 1543-1598

  12. Week 10 - GI, metabolic & liver alterations: clinical assessment 7 items
    1. Essential Readings 6 items
      1. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 28: Gastrointestinal clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures / J. F. Close. pp. 669-680. 8th edition is available in print at your campus library

      2. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 20: Gastrointestinal, metabolic and liver alterations / A. Marhsall & C. Gordon pp. 651-680. Due to the structure of this chapter, this reading is replicated in weeks 10, 11 & 12. You may choose to read the chapter in full this week or dissect the chapter over three weeks.

      3. Clinical assessment related texts 4 items
        Choose one of the following to read
        1. Clinical examination: a systematic guide to physical diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Required Read Section 4: The gastrointestinal system / N. J. Talley & S. O'Connor. pp. 171-236.

        2. Health Assessment & Physical Examination - Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey 2015

          Book Required Chapter 15: Abdomen and nutrition. pp. 480-526.

        3. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

          Book Required Read chapter 14: Thorax and lungs / C. Jarvis. pp. 978-1109

        4. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

          Book Required Read chapter 19: Abdomen / C. Jarvis. pp. 1599-1700

    2. Additional Readings 1 item
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 40: Structure and function of the digestive system / A. K. Doig & S. E. Huether. pp. 1393-1422.

  13. Week 11 - GI, metabolic & liver alterations: clinical disorders 9 items
    1. Essential Readings 8 items
      1. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 29: Gastrointestinal disorders and therapeutic management / J. F. Close. pp. 681-704. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      2. The above reading is replicated in week 12. You may choose to read sections relevant to clinical disorders only and revisit therapeutic management in week 12. Alternatively, you may choose to read the entire chapter in full this week.

      3. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 20: Gastrointestinal, metabolic and liver alterations / A. Marhsall & C. Gordon pp. 651-680.

      4. Due to the structure of this chapter, the above reading is replicated in weeks 10, 11 & 12. You may choose to read the chapter in full this week or dissect the chapter over three weeks.

      5. Clinical assessment related texts 4 items
        Choose one of the following to read
        1. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis - Nicholas J. Talley, Simon O'Connor 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Required Read Section 4: The gastrointestinal system / N. J. Talley & S. O'Connor. pp. 171-236.

        2. Health Assessment & Physical Examination - Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey 2015

          Book Required Chapter 15: Abdomen and nutrition. pp. 480-526.

        3. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

          Book Required Read chapter 14: Thorax and lungs / C. Jarvis. pp. 978-1109

        4. Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment : Australian and New Zealand Edition - Elizabeth Watt, Helen Forbes 2011

          Book Required Read chapter 19: Abdomen / C. Jarvis. pp. 1599-1700.

    2. Additional Readings 1 item
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  14. Week 12 - GI, metabolic & liver alterations: therapeutic management 3 items
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. Critical care nursing: diagnosis and management 2018

        Book Required Read Chapter 29: Gastrointestinal disorders and therapeutic management / J. F. Close. pp. 681-704. This is the 8th edition and it is available in print at your campus library.

      2. ACCCN's critical care nursing - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2015

        Book Required Chapter 20: Gastrointestinal, metabolic and liver alterations / A. Marhsall & C. Gordon. pp. 651-680. Due to the structure of this chapter, this reading is replicated in weeks 10, 11 & 12

    2. Additional Reading 1 item
      1. Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children - Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 41: Alterations of digestive function / A. K. Doig & S. E. Huether. pp. 1423-1485