Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient

Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient

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Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable, accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on the general ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, this well-established and handy reference guide text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care. This new edition includes the following five new chapters: * Monitoring the critically ill child * Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient * Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response * Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion * Monitoring pain

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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 124 x 184 x 18mm | 322.05g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1444337475
  • 9781444337471
  • 298,980

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This would be a helpful guide for nurses working in any acute setting; acute wards, coronary care, critical care outreach or the emergency department. It is also a good introductory tool for critical care nurses explaining the principles of assessment, different types of invasive monitoring and waveforms and so on. (Nursing Times, 17 October 2012)

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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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