Care of the Acutely Ill Adult: An essential guide for nurses

Paperback | April 25, 2010

EditorFiona Creed, Christine Spiers

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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 uniquesystem-based approach, each chapter contains structured learning outcomes and concludes with a competence-based skills assessment, which can be used to assess practice skills. These skills are recommended as essential for every nurse in an acute area and key to successful practice. Using real life case studies to link knowledge to actual practice and written by senior nurses for nurses, this book is an essential purchase for all nurses who work in acute care settings.

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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 uniquesystem-based approach, each chapter contains structur...

Fiona Creed, RN, BSc, MSc, trained at Guys Hospital London and has 15 years nursing experience in general and neurosurgical critical care settings. Fiona is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton where she runs the Care of the Acutely Ill Adult module and is Lead Lecturer for the Acute Care Pathway. Fiona is currently...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199564388

ISBN - 13:9780199564385

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Table of Contents

1. Fiona Creed: Introduction to acute care2. Annie Chellel: Respiratory assessment and care3. Chrissie Spiers: Cardiovascular assessment and care4. Fiona Creed: Neurological Care5. Cristina Osorio: Renal assessment and support6. Kathy Martyn: Gastro intestinal tract7. Heather Baid: Fluid assessment and associated treatment8. Kevin Barrett: Assessment and care of the septic patient9. Heather Baid: Psycho-social assessment, care and support10. Gary Creed: Blood investigations in acute care11. Fiona Creed, Jackie Dawson and Kaye Looker: Assessment tools and track and trigger systems12. Fiona Creed with contributions from the Eastbourne district general hospital outreach service: The role of outreach13. Lorna East: Acute emergency situations14. Denise Hinge: Transfer of acutely ill patients15. Fiona Creed: Caring for the patient post intensive care16. Chrissie Spiers: Documentation in acute care17. Helen Stanley: Continuing education and acute care delivery