Marianne Chulay, Suzanne M. Burns. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2006. Softcover. $59.95. ISBN: 0071480129.AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing Pocket HandbookMarianne Chulay, Suzanne M. Burns. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2006. Softcover. $29.95. ISBN: 0071480110.

In AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, Chulay and Burns have compiled a comprehensive reference for the care needs of progressive care patients and their family members. The book has 4 sections. Section 1 addresses the essentials of progressive care nursing. Topics in this section include an overview of basic nursing care issues that would be appropriate for any clinician. The topics of assessment, care planning, hemodynamic monitoring, airway management, pain and sedation management, pharmacology, and ethical and legal considerations are presented in such a fashion that content is appropriate for beginning clinicians as well as progressive care nurses.

Section 2...

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