Overview

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

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Overview

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a vital resource for all nurses working with medical emergency patients, and provides an essential companion to both Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient and Treating the Critically Ill Patient.

* Accessible and reader friendly
* Integrates theory with practice
* Adopts an evidence based approach
* Includes chapter objectives, 'best practice' boxes and case studies
* Refers to National guidelines and key initiatives e.g. outreach teams
* Includes legal and ethical issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444327281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,128,248
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.45 (h) x 0.68 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Bev Ewens qualified as an RGN in 1981. She has worked in adult general Critical Care since 1983 as Sister, Clinical Nurse Manger, as well as two periods as a Ward Manager. In 2000 she also worked in Australia as an Educator and also in Intensive Care there. Bev Ewens is an ALS instructor and Course Director for the ALERT course at Walsall. She was appointed to the post of Nurse Consultant for Critical Care in November 2000.

Phil Jevon qualified as an RGN in 1986. He worked on CCU between the years 1987 and 1993 during which time he gained considerable experience in coronary care nursing. He has been the Resuscitation Training Officer at The Manor Hospital, Walsall since 1993. He runs and directs the Resuscitation Council (UK) Advance Life Support Course. He regularly works on CCU, ITU and the Emergency Medical Admissions Unit.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Overview of the treatment of medical emergencies Philip Jevon Jevon, Philip 1

Ch. 2 Respiratory emergencies Kate Deacon Deacon, Kate 21

Ch. 3 Cardiac emergencies Melanie Humphreys Humphreys, Melanie 51

Ch. 4 Cardiovascular emergencies Melanie Humphreys Humphreys, Melanie 105

Ch. 5 Shock Beverley Ewens Ewens, Beverley 136

Ch. 6 Neurological emergencies Anthony Batson Batson, Anthony Christine Thompson Thompson, Christine 166

Ch. 7 Acute renal failure Sue Talbot Talbot, Sue 199

Ch. 8 Gastrointestinal emergencies Beverley Ewens Ewens, Beverley 228

Ch. 9 Endocrine emergencies Phillip Jevon Jevon, Phillip 249

Ch. 10 Poisoning James Bethel Bethel, James 267

Ch. 11 Critical care outreach service Kate Deacon Deacon, Kate 289

Ch. 12 Ethical and legal issues Fiona Foxall Foxall, Fiona 302

Index 321

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