Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient 2E

Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient 2E

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Features

  • Emphasizes clinical knowledge and skills
  • Illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables, and line drawings
  • Explains when and how to use specialist equipment
  • Includes up-to-date research on which to base practice

Summary

As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.

Table of Contents

Cardiovascular Assessment and Management
Mike Macintosh
Supporting Respiration
Tracey Moore and Catharine Thomas
Caring For the Renal System
Robert Donald
Neurological Assessment and Management
Catherine Waterhouse
Infection Control and Sepsis
Mick Ashman
A Cute Care and Management of Diabetes
Paul Sainsbury
Nutrition
Mike Macintosh
Acute Pain
Mike Macintosh and Derek Darling
The Patient and Family: Support and Decision-Making
Nicola Morton and Sue Nelson
Systems of Care
Tracey Moore