This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.
, John Albarran
, Annette Richardson
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Country of Publication:
28 June 2013
Professional and scholarly
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
A / AS level
List of contributors Foreword by Julian Bion Foreword by Ged Williams Preface List of abbreviations Chapter 1 Scope and delivery of evidence-based care John W. Albarran and Annette Richardson Chapter 2 Competency-based practice Julie Scholes, Jo Richmond and Jane Mallett Chapter 3 Recognizing and managing the critically ill and ?at risk? patient on a ward Mandy Odell Chapter 4 Admitting a critically ill patient Vanessa Gibson and Karen Hill Chapter 5 Assessment, monitoring and interventions for the respiratory system Maureen Coombs, Judy Dyos, David Waters and Ian Nesbitt Chapter 6 Monitoring of the cardiovascular system: insertion and assessment Alan T. Platt, Sarah Conolly and Jonathan Round Chapter 7 Titration of inotropes and vasopressors Kirsty Rutledge Chapter 8 Assessment and support of hydration and nutrition status and care Kirsty Rutledge and Ian Nesbitt Chapter 9 Continuous renal replacement therapies: assessment, monitoring and care Annette Richardson and Jayne Whatmore Chapter 10 Assessment and monitoring of analgesia, sedation, delirium and neuromuscular blockade levels and care Phil Laws and Nicola Rudall Chapter 11 Assessment and monitoring of neurological status Margaret A. Douglas and Sarah E.C. Platt Chapter 12 Assessment and care of tissue viability, and mouth and eye hygiene needs Philip Woodrow, Judy Elliott and Pauline Beldon Chapter 13 Assessment of sleep and sleep promotion Annette Richardson, Micheala Allsop and Elaine Coghill Chapter 14 Physical mobility and exercise interventions for critically ill patients D.J. McWilliams and Amanda Thomas Chapter 15 Transfer of the critically ill patient Andrew Baker and Simon M. Whiteley Chapter 16 Rehabilitation from critical illness Catherine I. Plowright and Christina Jones Chapter 17 Withdrawal of treatment and end of life care for the critically ill patient Natalie A. Pattison Chapter 18 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Jackie S. Younker and Jasmeet Soar References and further reading Useful websites Index
Ms Annette Richardson, RN, Bsc (Hons) Nursing Science, MBA Nurse Consultant Critical Care, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Board Member of British Association of Critical Care Nurses Has twenty years clinical critical care experience. Has contributed to a number of critical care and patient safety strategies for the NPSA, World Health Organisation and the Department of Health. Was elected to the British Association of Critical Care Nurses National Board in 2002 and is on the editorial board for the Journal Nursing in Critical Care. In 2006 was delighted to be awarded winner of a 'Nursing Times' award in the category 'Back to Basics' for the clinical work to promote sleep for critical care patients. John Albarran has 30 years experience as a practitioner, educator and researcher. During this time he has served on the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations (EfCCNa) and was a founder member of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. Dr Albarran has published widely including a number of textbooks. He co-edits Nursing in Critical Care and has been awarded two nurse fellowships from the European Society of Cardiology and EfCCNa for outstanding and distinctive contributions to cardiac and critical care nursing. Jane Mallett, Consultant in Health Care Development Dr Jane Mallett trained at Guy's Hospital, London in 1980. Since that time she has worked as a practitioner, and has had lead roles in education, research and practice development. Dr Mallett also jointly edited three editions of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual for Clinical Nursing Procedures (1992, 1996 and 2000) and The Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Wound Management in Cancer Care. More recently she has been joint consultancy lead for the development of the national Essence of Care 2010. She has a BSc in Human Biology, MSc in Social Research Methods and PhD in Nursing.