A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 122 x 188 x 20mm | 458.13g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • w. ill.
  • 0702040444
  • 9780702040443
  • 157,813

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 agentsshow more

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