Emergencies in General Adult Nursing

Paperback | July 29, 2009

EditorPhilip Downing

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This book allows nurses to easily identify which clinical problems are true emergencies, which require urgent attention and action and which are those that can wait for a later review. The potential differential diagnoses for each clinical presentation can be identified along with the actionsrequired to ensure effective treatment is provided in a timely manner. The information, within the book, is presented in concise note form, utilising bullet lists as appropriate and icons to identify the different levels of urgency required. Emergencies in General Adult Nursing complements theOxford Handbook series and is cross referenced to compliment to this series. The book utilises the Manchester Triage System to identify common clinical presentations. This is a tried and tested method used internationally to determine priority of care needs. It was recently updated in 2006. Nurses working in emergency care are familiar with this approach and with thespread of triage to other areas of care during the last ten years, it is also familiar to nurses working in other acute settings and in Primary Care, making this book accessible and relevant to all nurses.

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This book allows nurses to easily identify which clinical problems are true emergencies, which require urgent attention and action and which are those that can wait for a later review. The potential differential diagnoses for each clinical presentation can be identified along with the actionsrequired to ensure effective treatment is p...

Philip Downing is Vice Chair of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing and Lead Nurse for Emergency Care at the Gloucestershire Foundation Hospital NHS Trust, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.02 inPublished:July 29, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199226571

ISBN - 13:9780199226573

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Table of Contents

1. Abdominal pain2. Abscesses and local infections3. Allergy4. Apparently drunk5. Assault6. Asthma7. Back pain8. Behaving strangely9. Bites and stings10. Burns and scalds11. Chest pain12. Collapse13. Dental problems14. Diabetes15. Diarrhoea and vomiting16. Ear problems17. Exposure to chemicals18. Eye problems19. Facial problems20. Falls21. Fits22. Foreign bodies23. GI bleed24. Headache25. Head injury26. Limb problems27. Major trauma28. Mental health29. Neck pain30. Overdose and poisoning31. Palpitations32. Pregnancy33. PV bleeding34. Rashes35. Self-harm36. Shortness of breath37. Sore throat38. Testicular pain39. Torso injury40. Urinary problems41. Wounds