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Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance
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From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all the fundamental elements of acute and critical care nursing.
Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills for patient assessment and problem identification, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate care management strategies. It also explores clinical decision-making processes and their impact on care delivery, as well as key psychosocial issues, pain management, and safe transfer. All information is presented in a clear, double-page spread with key information accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs and diagrams.
Key features:
Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughoutAn accessible, evidence-based, introduction to a complex topicPresents information structured according to the Resuscitation Council s systematic ABCDE framework for ease of understandingAccompanied by patient case studies to help apply theory to practice
Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students, healthcare assistants, and registered nurses working within the acute and critical care setting.


Contents:

Contents
Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations
About the companion website
Part 1: Nursing in Acute Care
1 Critical Care Without Walls
2 Recognising Risk of Deterioration: ABCDE assessment
3 Early Warning Tools and Care Escalation
4 Hospital Acquired infection: Infection Prevention and Control
5 Pain Management in Acute Care
6 Psychosocial Issues in Acute and Critical Care
7 Safe Transfer of the Acutely Unwell Patient
Part 2: Airways: Maintaining Airway Patency
8 Upper Airway: Assessment and Management
9 Advanced Airway Management
10 Airway management: Tracheostomy
Part 3 Breathing: Patients with Breathing Problems
11 Respiratory Physiology: Oxygenation
12 Respiratory Physiology: Ventilation
13 Assessment of Breathing
14 Respiratory Investigations
15 Oxygen Therapy
16 Respiratory Failure
17 Breathing Problems: Obstructive Disorders
18 Breathing Problems: Lung (Parenchymal) Disorders
19 Breathing Problems: Pleural Disorders
20 Respiratory Support: Non-invasive Ventilation
21 Principles of Thoracic Surgery
Part 4 Circulation: Patients with Circulatory Problems
22 Circulatory Physiology 1: Circulation
23 Circulatory Physiology 2: the Heart and Cardiac Cycle
24 Circulatory physiology 3: Control of Circulation
25 Assessment of Circulation
26 Cardiac Investigations
27 Fluid, Electrolytes and Intravenous fluids
28 Haemodynamic monitoring
29 The Patient with Acute Chest Pain
30 12 lead ECG
31 The patient with Altered Heart Rhythm
32 Physiology of the Immune System
33 Acute Circulatory Failure 1 Distributive (Sepsis)
34 Acute Circulatory Failure 2: Distributive (Anaphylaxis and Neurogenic)
35 Acute Circulatory Failure 3: Hypovolaemia
36 Acute Circulatory Failure 4: Obstructive
37 Acute Circulatory Failure 5: Heart Failure
38 Principles of cardiac Surgery
39 Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
40 Acute Medical and Surgical Gastrointestinal Problems
41 Physiology of the Renal System
42 Acute Kidney Injury
43 Burns: Immediate Care
44 Major Trauma
45 Resuscitation in Acute and Critical Care
Part 5: Disability: Patients with Neurological Impairment
46 Physiology of the Brain
47 Neurological Assessment
48 Neurological Impairment
49 Drug Overdose and Poisoning
50 The patient with Acute Endocrine Problems
Part 6: Exposure
51 Skin Integrity
52 Nutritional Assessment and Support
Part 7: Decision Making in Acute and Critical Care
53 Summary of Decision Making in Acute and Critical Care
54 Professional, Legal and Ethical Considerations
55 Mental Health Concerns in Acute and Critical Care
56 Last Days of Life
References and Further reading
Glossary
Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118815175
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (John Wiley & Sons Inc)
Publication date: October, 2017
Pages: 160
Weight: 571g
Availability: Contact supplier
Subcategories: Midwifery

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