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Acute coronary syndromes

Edited by Kate Olson.

in Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Nursing Skills. 3755 words.

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) refers to a clinical spectrum of the same disease process, and includes unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation MI (NSTEMI) and ...

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Acute emergency situations

Lorna East.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills; Acute Medicine. 14647 words.

Chapter 13 addresses acute emergency situations, and focuses on causes and prevention of acute emergency situations, initial assessment of the patient in acute emergency situations, ...

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Allergy

Edited by Philip Downing.

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills; Pain Medicine. 1014 words.

Differential diagnosis - Anaphylaxis - Moderate allergic reaction - Localized allergic reactions

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Anorexia and Cachexia

Dorothy Wholihan.

in Physical Aspects of Care

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 3260 words.

Anorexia is defined as reduced appetite or loss of desire to eat and is a symptom that accompanies many common illnesses, including cancer, cardiac disease, neurologic disorders, and other...

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Anxiety and Depression

Jeannie V. Pasacreta, Pamela A. Minarik, Leslie Nield-Anderson and Judith A. Paice.

in Physical Aspects of Care

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 7194 words.

This chapter provides information regarding the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression among individuals faced with chronic or life-threatening illness and delineates...

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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Michelle S. Gabriel and Jennifer A. Tschanz.

in Physical Aspects of Care

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 3955 words.

Decisions to initiate or withhold and withdraw the interventions of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) can be challenging for patients, their families, and members of the health care...

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Basic principles of pharmacology

Sue Beckwith and Penny Franklin.

in Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

P ublished online June 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2969 words.

Pharmacodynamics - Pharmacokinetics - Drug distribution - Drug metabolism - Drug excretion - Prescribing for the extremes of life

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Bradycardias and blocks

Edited by Kate Olson.

in Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Nursing Skills. 6247 words.

This chapter covers bradycardia, heart blocks, and cardiac pacing. Although a degree of bradycardia and heart blocks might not have any clinical significance, it is always ...

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Breast Disease Management

James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley and Hugh Bishop.

October 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Breast Surgery; Allied Health Professions; Preclinical Medicine; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Clinical Skills; Surgical Skills; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Nursing Skills; Communication Skills. 264 pages.

Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one...

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Cardiac assessment

Edited by Kate Olson.

in Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Nursing Skills. 11942 words.

This chapter outlines how to assess key symptoms and signs of cardiac disease. Symptoms are things that the patient reports as troublesome issues; signs are associated ...

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