Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient

Author: Philip Jevon,Beverley Ewens,Jagtar Singh Pooni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337475

Category: Medical

Page: 359

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Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable, accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on the general ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, this well-established and handy reference guide text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care. This new edition includes the following five new chapters: Monitoring the critically ill child Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion Monitoring pain
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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners

Author: Angela Whelan,Elaine Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118281977

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners is an accessible, easy-to-read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Fully updated in its second edition, this book is divided into three sections; the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills such as respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management and catheter care. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training, such as medication and intravenous cannulation. An invaluable resource for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, this book will also be of use to newly qualified practitioners, and students in health and social care.
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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants

Author: Paula Ingram,Irene Lavery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470510714

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible, easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Divided into three sections, the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills for example respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management, catheter care, and fluid balance. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training and may be restricted to specialist areas of practice, such as medication, and intravenous cannulation. Each chapter follows the same easy to use structure, starting with the aims and objectives of the chapter, followed by the explanation of why the skill is performed, relevant anatomy and physiology, related aspects and terminology, how to perform the skill and common problems. Aimed primarily at healthcare assistants, this will also be a useful resource for newly qualified practitioners and students in health and social care.
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Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

An Essential Guide for Nurses

Author: Fiona Creed,Christine Spiers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199564388

Category: Medical

Page: 558

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Recent NICE guidance and restructuring of the way acute services are provided mean that nurses outside the traditional critical care environment are increasingly being called upon to recognize, assess, and treat the acutely ill patient. This book will equip nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. It follows a systems-based approach, with each chapter incorporatinglearning outcomes, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, nursing management, and competence-based skills assessment. Case studies facilitate the linking of knowledge to practice. Other issues coveredinclude an exploration of why there is a need to develop acute care, the role of outreach, acute emergency situations, transfer of the acutely ill patient, caring for the post ITU patient, documentation in acute care, and continuing education and acute care delivery. The book is aimed at nurses who work in acute and high-dependency areas, as well as more general nurses who are increasingly dealing with the critically or acutely ill patient.
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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

Author: Philip Jevon,Melanie Humphreys,Beverley Ewens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444327283

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is 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. Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a vital resource for all nurses working with medical emergency patients, and provides an essential companion to both Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient and Treating the Critically Ill Patient. 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 e.g. outreach teams Includes legal and ethical issues
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Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient

Author: Sheila Adam,Mandy Odell,Jo Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699939

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient sets out the principles and practices needed for early recognition and assessment of patients either at risk of or showing signs of acute deterioration, or those recently relocated from higher levels of care. The focus is on patient assessment, interpretation and evaluation of data, immediate management of significant problems, ongoing and further assessments in order to improve clinical outcomes. Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient provides a framework for a systematic initial patient assessment and explores principles of effective assessment. Body systems are considered in order of life-threatening priority following the ABCDE approach, dealing with the assessment and management of airway, breathing, circulation, disability - and everything else; covering topics such as visual, palpatory and auscultatory assessment, use of additional documented information (charts, notes etc), and interpreting diagnostic investigations. Methods to ensure effective communication and team-working are also discussed. Key features Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series Aimed at nurses working in wards and specialist departments Explores the assessment skills required for a rapid response to a patient at risk of becoming acutely unwell Enables students and practitioners to develop practical and interpretative skills Provides a framework for assessment and principles of first line treatment Includes ‘Look’, ‘Listen’, ‘Feel’ and ‘Measure’ icons Sheila Adam is Head of Nursing, Specialist Hospitals Board, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and author of Nursing in Critical Care: Science and Practice (now in its 2nd edition), The Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing and Nutrition in the Critically Ill. John Welch is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and former Chair of the National Outreach Forum. Mandy Odell is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Nurse and Allied Health Professional representative for the Intensive Care Society and former Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses.
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Treating the Critically Ill Patient

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405141727

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Treating the Critically Ill Patient is a practical guide to recognising and treating acutely ill patients at risk of further deterioration. It includes early warning scoring systems to identify patients at risk on the ward, identifies the key priorities for care, and equips students and newly qualified staff with the clinical skills necessary to prevent further deterioration and to provide prompt and effective care. Each chapter follows a standard layout, and includes bullet points and illustrations making this book an accessible and practical guide to critical care. Treating the Critically Ill Patient provides an essential companion to Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient. * Evidence-based guide to care of the critically ill patient * Includes step-by-step clinical guidelines and real-life scenarios * Identifies the key priorities for care
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Intravenous Therapy

Author: Theresa Finlay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147865

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Intravenous Therapy is a concise, accessible guide to thebasic theory and practice of IV therapy. It focuses on elementaryprinciples, avoiding more specialist practice, in order to enablestudents and newly qualified nurses to effectively manage patientsundergoing IV treatment. · Contains essential information in an accessibleform · Presents the evidence base for best practice · Focuses on safe practice and patient care, managing risk andavoiding complications · Includes guidelines on drug administration and handling,fluid and blood transfusions · Explores the advantages and disadvantages of venous accessdevices Other books in the ‘Essential Clinical Skills forNurses’ series Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient P. Jevon and B. Ewens 0 632 05803 X ECGs for Nurses P. Jevon 0 632 05802 1
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Clinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book

A Patient-Focused Approach

Author: Karen J. Tietze

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308222X

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney.
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Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496132

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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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.
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