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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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Assessment and care of the septic patient

Kevin Barrett.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 17766 words.

Chapter 8 discusses the assessment and care of the septic patient, how to understand and manage the patient with sepsis, the pathophysiology of a global inflammatory response in the ...

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Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems

Fiona Creed, Jackie Dawson and Kaye Looker.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 11827 words.

Chapter 11 discusses the need for an early warning or track-and-trigger system to ensure timely and appropriate assessment and early escalation of the patient who is deteriorating, ...

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Blood investigations in acute care

Gary Creed.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 14613 words.

Chapter 10 discusses blood investigations in acute care, and covers urea and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, urea, and creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate ...

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Cardiovascular assessment and care

Christine Spiers.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine. 19636 words.

Chapter 3 examines the normal anatomy of the heart and vascular system, physiological mechanisms which control the cardiovascular function, cardiovascular assessment, ...

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Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

Edited by Fiona Creed and Christine Spiers.

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Neurology; Nephrology; Acute Medicine. 576 pages.

Using real life case studies to link knowledge to actual practice and written by senior nurses for nurses, this resource is essential for all nurses who work in acute care settings.

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Caring for the patient post intensive care

Fiona Creed.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 14300 words.

Chapter 15 explores how to provide effective post-ITU care, and understand the complex physical and psychological needs of patients and their families on transfer from ITU, and ...

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Continuing education and acute care delivery

Helen Stanley.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 8821 words.

Chapter 17 discusses continuing education and acute care delivery, and how to help understand and plan continuing professional education (CPE) to meet statutory professional ...

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Current Surgical Guidelines

Abdullah Jibawi and David Cade.

October 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Surgical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Communication Skills; Nursing Skills; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Critical Care; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Bariatric Surgery; General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Breast Surgery. 464 pages.

Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgical care, such as breast cancer, critically ill surgical patients, and diverticular disease, and focuses on the...

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Documentation in acute care

Christine Spiers.

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills. 4921 words.

Chapter 16 discusses the need for clear, comprehensive, and accurate records of health interventions for patients in acute care, nurses’ professional accountability in relation to ...

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