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Acute Nursing Care : Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

By: Peate, Ian.
Contributor(s): Dutton, Helen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1182 p.).ISBN: 9781317902782.Subject(s): Emergencies -- Nursing | Emergency nursing -- Methods | Intensive care nursing | Nursing assessmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Acute Nursing Care : Recognising and Responding to Medical EmergenciesDDC classification: 616.025 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Brief Contents; Contents; List of figures and tables; Guided tour; Preface; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Assessment and recognition of emergencies in acute care; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Recognition of the problem; The changing nature of acute care and acute care delivery; Where are we now?; Assessment priorities - the ABCDE approach; Early warning scores (EWS) as an aid to detect deterioration; Escalating care; Additional considerations when assessing risk; Moving care forward; Chain of prevention; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References
Further readingChapter 2 Vulnerability in the acutely ill patient; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Vulnerability; The law; No Secrets; Key terms; Which adults are vulnerable?; What constitutes abuse?; Kinds of abuse; Who are the abusers?; What justifies intervention?; Taking action and raising concerns; Myths and facts; Ethical considerations; Caring with confidence; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 3 The cell and tissues; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; The cell and its environment; Basic structure of cells; Cytoplasm; Cell cycle and cell division
Energy production in the cellTissues; Tissue injury; Tissue repair; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; Reference; Further reading; Chapter 4 Body fluids and electrolytes; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Physiology of fluid and electrolyte balance; Transport processes of solutes and water; Mechanisms which regulate body fluid balance; Acute disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance; Acute electrolyte imbalances; Nursing assessment of fluid and electrolyte status in the patient; Maximising fluid and electrloyte balance; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading
Chapter 5 The patient with acute respiratory problemsAims · Objectives; Introduction; Applied respiratory physiology; Acute respiratory problems; Respiratory failure; Respiratory assessment; Physical examination; Arterial blood gases; Maximising respiratory status; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 6 The patient with acute cardiovascular problems; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Applied physiology; The heart; The coronary circulation; The blood; The arterial and venous systems; Common disorders of the cardiovascular system; Cardiovascular assessment
Acute cardiovascular problems: recognition and treatmentInterventions to monitor and support cardiovascular status; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 7 Recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Airway assessment and management; Chain of survival; Adjuncts to aid ventilation; Defibrillation; During CPR; Reversible causes; Post-resuscitation care; Decisions to stop resuscitation; Presence of relatives at resuscitation attempts; Do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) orders; Caring for the bereaved; Conclusion
Glossary
Summary: 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 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.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Brief Contents; Contents; List of figures and tables; Guided tour; Preface; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Assessment and recognition of emergencies in acute care; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Recognition of the problem; The changing nature of acute care and acute care delivery; Where are we now?; Assessment priorities - the ABCDE approach; Early warning scores (EWS) as an aid to detect deterioration; Escalating care; Additional considerations when assessing risk; Moving care forward; Chain of prevention; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References

Further readingChapter 2 Vulnerability in the acutely ill patient; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Vulnerability; The law; No Secrets; Key terms; Which adults are vulnerable?; What constitutes abuse?; Kinds of abuse; Who are the abusers?; What justifies intervention?; Taking action and raising concerns; Myths and facts; Ethical considerations; Caring with confidence; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 3 The cell and tissues; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; The cell and its environment; Basic structure of cells; Cytoplasm; Cell cycle and cell division

Energy production in the cellTissues; Tissue injury; Tissue repair; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; Reference; Further reading; Chapter 4 Body fluids and electrolytes; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Physiology of fluid and electrolyte balance; Transport processes of solutes and water; Mechanisms which regulate body fluid balance; Acute disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance; Acute electrolyte imbalances; Nursing assessment of fluid and electrolyte status in the patient; Maximising fluid and electrloyte balance; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading

Chapter 5 The patient with acute respiratory problemsAims · Objectives; Introduction; Applied respiratory physiology; Acute respiratory problems; Respiratory failure; Respiratory assessment; Physical examination; Arterial blood gases; Maximising respiratory status; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 6 The patient with acute cardiovascular problems; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Applied physiology; The heart; The coronary circulation; The blood; The arterial and venous systems; Common disorders of the cardiovascular system; Cardiovascular assessment

Acute cardiovascular problems: recognition and treatmentInterventions to monitor and support cardiovascular status; Conclusion; Glossary; Test yourself; References; Further reading; Chapter 7 Recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest; Aims · Objectives; Introduction; Airway assessment and management; Chain of survival; Adjuncts to aid ventilation; Defibrillation; During CPR; Reversible causes; Post-resuscitation care; Decisions to stop resuscitation; Presence of relatives at resuscitation attempts; Do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) orders; Caring for the bereaved; Conclusion

Glossary

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 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.

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