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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

Product code :479716

A practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

A vital resource for all nurses working with emergency patients.
•  Accessible and reader friendly
•  Integrates theory with practice
•  Adopts an evidence-based approach
•  Includes chapter objectives, "best practice" boxes, and case studies
•  Refers to national guidelines and key initiatives, eg, outreach teams
•  Includes legal and ethical issues

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Philip Jevon, RN, BSc (Hons)
Melanie Humphreys, MA, BSc (Hons)
Beverly Ewens, BSc (Hons)
Chapter 1. Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
Respiratory system assessment
Cardiovascular system assessment
Neurological system assessment
Renal system assessment
Endocrine system assessment
GI system assessment
Hepatic system assessment
Temperature assessment
Chapter 2. Cardiac Emergencies
Left ventricular failure
Unstable angina
Acute myocardial infarction
Cardiac arrhythmias – narrow complex and broad complex tachycardias, bradycardias
Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cardiac tamponade
Cardiogenic shock
Chapter 3. Cardiovascular Emergencies
DVT and pulmonary embolism
Sickle cell crisis
Hypertensive crisis
Dissecting aortic aneurysms
Chapter 4. Respiratory Emergencies
Asthma
Pneumonia
ARDS
Pneumothorax
Pulmonary aspiration syndrome
Acute respiratory failure
Choking – foreign body
Tracheostomies
COPD
Chapter 5. GI Emergencies
GI haemorrhage, oesophageal varices
Acute pancreatitis
Acute liver failure
Chapter 6. Neurological Emergencies
CVA – thombosis, haemorrhage and embolism
Subarachnoid haemorrhage/intracerebral bleed
Head injury
Convulsions
Meningitis/encephalitis
Chapter 7. Acute Renal Failure
Causes
Clinical features
Investigations
Diagnosis
Management
Specific nursing interventions
Monitoring
Dialysis
Chapter 8. Overdose/Substance Abuse
General principles of management
Paracetamol overdose
Aspirin overdose
Tricyclic overdose
Opioid overdose
Barbiturate overdose
Alcohol overdose
Chapter 9. Endocrine Emergencies
Thyroid crisis
Acute pituitary disorders
Phaeochromocytoma
Addisons
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)/hyperosmolar non ketotic diabetic coma (HONK)
Chapter 10. Shock
Distributive - sepsis
Obstructive
Hypovolamic
Anaphylaxis
Chapter 11. Ethic & Legal Issues
DNAR
Advance directives
Terminal care
Pain
Symptom management
Chapter 12. Critical Care Outreach
Principles of Outreach teams - process, evaluation
Early warning systems
Medical emergency team
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