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Abdominal pain

Edited by Philip Downing.

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills. 4389 words.

Differential diagnosis - Introduction - Aortic aneurysm - Diabetic ketoacidosis - Ectopic pregnancy - Gastro-intestinal bleed - Myocardial infarction - Peritonitis - Appendicitis -...

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Abscesses and local infection

Edited by Philip Downing.

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills. 2650 words.

Differential diagnosis - Epiglottitis - Gas gangrene - Necrotizing fasciitis - Osteomyelitis - Septic arthritis - Cellulitis - Dental abscesses - Soft tissue infections

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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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Apparently drunk

Edited by Philip Downing.

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills. 1087 words.

Differential diagnosis - Apparently drunk - Alcohol ingestion

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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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Assault

Edited by Philip Downing.

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills. 2269 words.

Differential diagnosis - Assault - Domestic violence - Non-accidental injury - Sexual assault and rape

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