The critical care environment

Sheila K. Adam and Sue Osborne

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

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Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215904
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597963 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

The critical care environment

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Who benefits from critical care? - Admission guidelines - Discharge guidelines - Organization: design of units - Organization: safety in critical care - Organization: staffing - Organization: team working - Stress and burnout in critical care - Performance: ensuring quality of care - Clinical audit - Critical care scoring systems - Infection and the critical care environment - Hand washing and disinfection

Chapter.  5265 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care

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