Respiratory emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory emergencies

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Overview - Nursing assessment: overview and history - Physical assessment - Investigations and nursing interventions - Asthma: introduction - Assessment of the asthmatic patient - Nursing interventions for the asthmatic patient - Pneumonia - Nursing interventions for patient with pneumonia - Tuberculosis - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Pulmonary embolism - Heart failure - Simple/spontaneous pneumothorax - Chest trauma - Multiple rib and sternal fractures - Traumatic pneumothorax - Tension pneumothorax - Haemothorax - Flail chest - Pulmonary contusion - Open chest injury

Chapter.  8515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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