Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient / Edition 2

Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient / Edition 2

by Philip Jevon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405144408

ISBN-13: 9781405144407

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Monitoring the critically ill patient is a practical guide to monitoring acutely ill patients on the general ward. Critically ill patients are increasingly cared for outside intensive care units and all nurses need to be able to accurately monitor critically ill patients in their care.

Monitoring the critically ill patient assumes no prior knowledge

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Overview

Monitoring the critically ill patient is a practical guide to monitoring acutely ill patients on the general ward. Critically ill patients are increasingly cared for outside intensive care units and all nurses need to be able to accurately monitor critically ill patients in their care.

Monitoring the critically ill patient assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need in order to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care. It was developed in response to NHS policies relating to critical care and adopts a system-by-system approach, exploring respiratory function, cardiovascular function, neurological function, renal function, gastrointestinal function, hepatic function, endocrine function, nutritional status, and temperature in turn. This revised and updated second edition includes an additional chapter on outreach, medical emergency teams and early warning scoring systems. A final chapter explores monitoring during transport.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405144407
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Series:
Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses Series, #11
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.85(w) x 7.35(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient 1

2 Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient 25

3 Monitoring Respiratory Function 39

4 Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 1: ECG Monitoring 91

5 Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 2: Haemodynamic Monitoring 115

6 Monitoring Neurological Function 154

7 Monitoring Renal Function 177

8 Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function 197

9 Monitoring Hepatic Function 209

10 Monitoring Endocrine Function 218

11 Monitoring Nutritional Status 231

12 Monitoring Temperature 244

13 Monitoring Pain 258

14 Monitoring a Patient Receiving a Blood Transfusion 267

15 Monitoring the Patient with Infection and Related Systemic Infl ammatory Response 281

16 Monitoring the Critically Ill, Pregnant Patient 302

17 Monitoring the Critically Ill Child 320

18 Monitoring During Transport 336

19 Record Keeping 346

Index 355

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