Acute Medical Emergencies

Acute Medical Emergencies

Author: Richard Harrison (M.D.)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Published: 2006-01-01

Total Pages: 448

ISBN-13: 0443100489

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is an essential pocket guide for nurses coping with patients with acute medical conditions. It focuses on events within the first critical twenty-four hours of admission and provides an up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the management of these patients. The most common emergency medical conditions are described and explained in terms of the underlying disease mechanisms. The book also describes the assessment, observations and management in relation to disease processes and in line with the latest guidelines and protocols. Nursing care is related to the underlying disease.


A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies Updated Edition E-Book

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies Updated Edition E-Book

Author: Richard N. Harrison

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Published: 2018-11-06

Total Pages: 464

ISBN-13: 0702076678

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Are you a nurse, a physician’s associate or a medical student in an acute or emergency unit? This is your indispensable primer of acute medical care – a pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to care for patients in the first critical 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 clear practical advice know what to tell the patient and relatives using jargon-free language access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism This updated edition contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart has revised its case histories in line with current practice This updated edition: contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart has revised its case histories in line with current practice improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduction of the NEWS 2 observation chart revised case histories in line with current practice


Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide

Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide

Author: Jon Tardiff

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Published: 2016-09-21

Total Pages: 237

ISBN-13: 128413699X

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The most popular pocket reference in emergency nursing - now in a new edition! The Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide has been an essential resource for physicians, paramedics, and nurses for over a decade. The Pocket Guide consolidates critical information found in desk references into a convenient 3"x5" pocket-size format that is handy enough to take with you anywhere.


Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Author: Lori Schumacher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Published: 2009-06-30

Total Pages: 401

ISBN-13: 1437726003

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient’s cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX„¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.


Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Robert Crouch OBE

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2016-11-01

Total Pages: 832

ISBN-13: 0192519549

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.


Acute Nursing Care

Acute Nursing Care

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2014-08-01

Total Pages: 371

ISBN-13: 1317902785

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, todays student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.


Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

Author: Ronald Hickman, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Published: 2018-02-28

Total Pages: 328

ISBN-13: 0826130291

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Designed for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information on the critical care and emergency care specialty areas. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today. Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes. Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other health care providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels. Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference. Key Features: Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to the critical care and emergency care specialties Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area Presented in a consistent format for ease of use Includes an overview of each specialty area Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators


Essential Guide to Acute Care

Essential Guide to Acute Care

Author: Nicola Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2020-09-22

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1119584213

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

What you really need to know, but no-one told you. The best-selling Essential Guide to Acute Care contains everything you need to know about acute care that you can’t find in a standard textbook. The third edition has been extensively revised and updated, presenting new oxygen guidelines, updated evidence and practice around sepsis, fluid balance and volume resuscitation, acute kidney injury, perioperative care, and much more. The third edition retains the accessible style and comprehensive coverage that has made Essential Guide to Acute Care essential reading for those who look after acutely ill adults. Throughout the book, ‘mini-tutorials’ expand on the latest thinking or controversies, and there are practical case histories to reinforce learning at the end of each chapter. The chapters are designed to be read by individuals or used for teaching material in tutorials. This new edition of Essential Guide to Acute Care: Provides up-to-date and practical guidance on the principles of acute care, written by experienced teachers and clinicians Offers a unique approach to the subject that focuses on understanding rather than lists and ‘recipes’ Explains the altered physiology that accompanies acute illness in adults Includes learning objectives, self-assessment questions, and illustrative examples related to clinical practice Essential Guide to Acute Care is an indispensable volume for medical students and newly graduated doctors; doctors training in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency medicine; advanced clinical practitioners; nurses and allied health professionals working in acute and critical care; and teachers.


Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

Author: Fiona Creed

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2020-10-08

Total Pages: 448

ISBN-13: 0192527088

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

This key textbook equips all nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. The book emphasises the importance of systematic assessment, interpretation of clinical signs of deterioration, and the need to escalate the patient in a timely manner. Using a unique system-based approach, each chapter contains structured learning outcomes and concludes with a competence-based skills assessment to perfect the reader's practice skills. These skills are recommended as essential for every nurse in an acute area and key to successful practice. Restructured for ease of use, this new edition has been fully updated to match current guidelines, with new chapters on pain management and the ethics and ceilings of treatment. Written by senior nurses, this key textbook uses real life case studies to link knowledge to practice and is essential reading for all nurses working in acute care settings and undertaking study in the field.


Acute Nursing Care

Acute Nursing Care

Author: Helen Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2020-11-29

Total Pages: 580

ISBN-13: 0429786484

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Delays in recognising deterioration, or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and, in some instances, unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today's nursing and other healthcare students need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, appreciating the complexities of caring for those who are acutely unwell as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach, and fully updated in light of new NEWS2 and NMC future nurse standards, as well as acknowledging the challenges faced by people with delirium in acute care settings, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include recognition and identification of physiological and mental deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies. Including case studies and test yourself questions, this book is an essential tool for student nurses who are required to undertake acute care experiences and are assessed in theory and practice.