A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

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This is an indispensable pocket guide for nurses caring for patients with acute medical conditions.This book will help you to:

Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission
Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach
Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms
Handle the patient's assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease
Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style
Explains 'what to tell the patient and relatives' in jargon-free language

Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism
Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 122 x 188 x 20mm | 458.13g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • w. ill.
  • 0702040444
  • 9780702040443
  • 175,576

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Immediate assessment of the critically ill

2. Cardiology

3. Respiratory medicine

4. Acute neurological problems

5. Gastroenterology

6. Diabetic complications

7. Thromboembolic disease

8. Deliberate self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse

9. The 'social admission'

10. Multisystem failure

11. Emerging problems: outbreaks and deliberate releases - SARS, toxins and biological agents
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