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Care of the acutely ill adult : an essential guide for nurses

Author: Fiona Creed; Chrissie Spiers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
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Aimed at all nurses, this key textbook equips them with the knowledge and skills required to care for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. The assessment, recognition and rapid escalation of the deteriorating patient is emphasized throughout the book. Using a unique system-based approach, each chapter contains structured learning outcomes and concludes with a competence-based skills assessment,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Care of the acutely ill adult.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009053050
(OCoLC)467748778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Creed; Chrissie Spiers
ISBN: 9780191575907 0191575909 1283579901 9781283579902
OCLC Number: 801405191
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 5598 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to acute care / Fiona Creed --
Respiratory assessment and care / Annie Chellel --
Cardiovascular assessment and care / Chrissie Spiers --
Neurological care / Fiona Creed --
Renal assessment and support / Cristina Osorio --
Gastrointestinal tract / Kathy Martyn --
Fluid assessment and associated treatment / Heather Baid --
Assessment and care of the septic patient / Kevin Barrett --
Psycho-social assessment, care, and support / Heather Baid --
Blood investigations in acute care / Gary Creed --
Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems / Fiona Creed, Jackie Dawson, and Kaye Looker --
The role of outreach / Fiona Creed, with contributions from the Eastbourne District General Hospital Outreach Service --
Acute emergency situations / Lorna East --
Transfer of acutely ill patients / Denise Hinge --
Caring for the patient post intensive care / Fiona Creed --
Documentation in acute care / Chrissie Spiers --
Continuing education and acute care delivery / Helen Stanley.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona Creed and Chrissie Spiers.
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Using a system- and case-based approach, this book equips nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment.  Read more...

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