Acute Nursing Care: Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies
By: Ian Peate (author), Helen Dutton (author)Paperback
Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today� s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future.Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.
Chapter 1: Assessment and recognition of emergencies in acute careChapter 2: Vulnerability in the acutely ill patientChapter 3: The cell and tissuesChapter 4: Body fluids and electrolytesChapter 5: The patient with acute respiratory problemsChapter 6: The patient with acute cardiovascular problemsChapter 7: Recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrestChapter 8: The patient with acute renal problemsChapter 9: The patient with acute neurological problemsChapter 10: The patient with acute gastro intestinal problemsChapter 11: The patient with acute endocrine problemsChapter 12: The patient with altered immunity and sepsisChapter 13: The safe transfer of acutely ill patients
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