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Acute nursing care : recognising and responding to medical emergencies

Author: Ian Peate; Helen Dutton
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today's student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent manner. 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Peate; Helen Dutton
ISBN: 9780273743712 0273743716
OCLC Number: 778326590
Description: xxiv, 346 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Assessment and recognition of emergencies in acute care --
Vulnerability in the acutely ill patient --
The cell and tissues --
Body fluids and electrolytes --
The patient with acute respiratory problems --
The patient with acute cardiovascular problems --
Recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest --
The patient with acute renal problems --
The patient with acute neurological problems --
The patient with acute gastro intestinal problems --
The patient with acute endocrine problems --
The immune and lymphatic systems, infection and sepsis --
The safe transfer of acutely ill patients.
Responsibility: Ian Peate and Helen Dutton.

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Today's student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent manner. 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.

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