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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2055-5
336 pages
November 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a vital resource for all nurses working with medical emergency patients, and provides an essential companion to both Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient and Treating the Critically Ill Patient.

  • Accessible and reader friendly
  • Integrates theory with practice
  • Adopts an evidence based approach
  • Includes chapter objectives, 'best practice' boxes and case studies
  • Refers to National guidelines and key initiatives e.g. outreach teams
  • Includes legal and ethical issues
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Contributors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1 Overview of the treatment of medical emergencies (Philip Jevon).

Chapter 2 Respiratory emergencies (Kate Deacon).

Chapter 3 Cardiac emergencies (Melanie Humphreys).

Chapter 4 Cardiovascular emergencies (Melanie Humphreys).

Chapter 5 Shock (Beverley Ewens).

Chapter 6 Neurological emergencies (Anthony Batson and Christine Thompson).

Chapter 7 Acute renal failure (Sue Talbot).

Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal emergencies (Beverley Ewens).

Chapter 9 Endocrine emergencies (Philip Jevon).

Chapter 10 Poisoning (James Bethel).

Chapter 11 Critical care outreach service (Kate Deacon).

Chapter 12 Ethical and legal issues (Fiona Foxall).

Index.

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Philip Jevon is Resuscitation Officer/Clinical Skills Lead and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Manor Hospital Walsall.

Melanie Humphreys is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

Beverley Ewens is Staff Development Nurse, Critical Care Unit, Joondalup Health Campus, Western Australia.

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• In 'Essential Clinical Skills' for Nurses series
• Accessible and reader friendly
• Integrates theory with practice
• Adopts an evidence based approach
• Includes chapter objectives, ‘best practice’ boxes and case studies
• Refers to National guidelines and key initiatives e.g. outreach teams
• Includes legal and ethical issues
See More
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