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Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 576 Seiten
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Using a system- and case-based approach, this book equips nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appro... Weiterlesen
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Using a system- and case-based approach, this book equips nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. These skills are recommended by NICE as essential for every nurse caring for acutely ill patients, and key to successful practice.

Each chapter is set out in a logical format for the reader which includes chapter contents and learning outcomes... written in a clear and understandable style...I think all nurses who participate in caring for patients from Level 0 to Level 2 will find this book a useful and easily understandable resource


Fiona Creed, RN, BSc, MSc, trained at Guys Hospital London and has 15 years nursing experience in general and neurosurgical critical care settings. Fiona is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton where she runs the Care of the Acutely Ill Adult module and is Lead Lecturer for the Acute Care Pathway. Fiona is currently undertaking postgraduate research focusing on clinical decision-making in acutely ill patients. Chrissie Spiers, RN, RNT, BSc (Hons), PGDip (Health Promotion), MSc (Cardiology), trained at King's College Hospital in London and has 30 years experience in cardiology and cardiac surgery settings. Chrissie has been a lecturer for more than 15 years and remains passionate about teaching cardiology to a variety of health care professionals. She is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Acute Clinical Practice and Lead Lecturer for the Cardiology pathway within this degree. Chrissie maintains regular contact with cardiac wards at NHS Trusts in Surrey and Sussex. She publishes regularly and is a journal reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals.


1. Introduction to acute care; 2. Respiratory assessment and care; 3. Cardiovascular assessment and care; 4. Neurological Care; 5. Renal assessment and support; 6. Gastro intestinal tract; 7. Fluid assessment and associated treatment; 8. Assessment and care of the septic patient; 9. Psycho-social assessment, care and support; 10. Blood investigations in acute care; 11. Assessment tools and track and trigger systems; 12. The role of outreach; 13. Acute emergency situations; 14. Transfer of acutely ill patients; 15. Caring for the patient post intensive care; 16. Documentation in acute care; 17. Continuing education and acute care delivery


Titel: Care of the Acutely Ill Adult
Untertitel: An essential guide for nurses
EAN: 9780199564385
ISBN: 978-0-19-956438-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 576
Gewicht: 968g
Größe: H245mm x B169mm x T30mm
Jahr: 2010



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