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Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient 2E

2nd Edition

Edited by Michael Macintosh, Tracey Moore


240 pages

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Paperback: 9780340967577
pub: 2011-05-27
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As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.

Table of Contents

Cardiovascular Assessment and Management

Mike Macintosh

Supporting Respiration

Tracey Moore and Catharine Thomas

Caring For the Renal System

Robert Donald

Neurological Assessment and Management

Catherine Waterhouse

Infection Control and Sepsis

Mick Ashman

A Cute Care and Management of Diabetes

Paul Sainsbury


Mike Macintosh

Acute Pain

Mike Macintosh and Derek Darling

The Patient and Family: Support and Decision-Making

Nicola Morton and Sue Nelson

Systems of Care

Tracey Moore

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General