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Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

Ian Peate Helen Dutton



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05 July 2012
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.
By:   Ian Peate, Helen Dutton
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 274mm,  Width: 205mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   998g
ISBN:   9780273743712
ISBN 10:   0273743716
Pages:   376
Publication Date:   05 July 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Acute Nursing Care: Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

<div>&quot;This is a comprehensive text that combines the physiological context and knowledge required with the assessment skills and management insights needed by students who are studying the care of the acutely ill person in advance of practice learning.&quot; - <i>Dr</i> <i>Pauline Black, School of Nursing, Ulster University</i></div>

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