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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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The advanced practice registered nurse

Clareen Wiencek.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 7533 words.

Advanced practice nursing builds on the strong foundation of nursing practice by incorporating advanced knowledge and expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and management of persons with...

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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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Anorexia and cachexia

Dorothy Wholihan.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 6588 words.

Anorexia/cachexia syndrome (ACS) is recognized as a serious aspect of advanced or terminal illness and as an area requiring further research with respect to its pathophysiology and...

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Anxiety

Maria Gatto, Patricia Thomas and Ann Berger.

in Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 2741 words.

Anxiety is an inherent aspect of human existence. Anxiety and chronic diseases are interchangeable in their causal relationship: chronic diseases can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety, and...

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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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