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 ...
Author: Sheila Adam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
References Adam, S., O'Dell, M., Welch, J. (2010) Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Alqanthani, S., Al Dorzi, H. (2010)
Rapid response systems in acute hospital care. Annals Thorac Med, 5:1–4.
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Author: Fiona Creed
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Care of the Acutely Ill Adult equips all nurses with the knowledge and skills to care for deteriorating patients in the clinical environment. With its unique system-based approach, this key book emphasizes systematic assessment, careful monitoring, and timely escalation, and is essential reading for all nurses working in acute care settings.
Focuses on the most important areas in a quick assessment: the neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
Author: Doug Hyland
Category: Catastrophic illness
Focuses on the most important areas in a quick assessment: the neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Nurses demonstrate mental status assessment; test cranial nerves, motor system, sensory system, and reflexes; assess cardiac status, including auscultating for heart sounds and checking peripheral pulses; assess the respiratory system, including inspection, palpation, and auscultation, and examining endotracheal placement; and assess the abdomen by auscultating, percussing, and palpating. This program provides a practical review.
Adam, S., Odell, M., Welch, J. (2010) Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient.
Oxford. Wiley-Blackwell. Adam, S.K., Osborne, C. (2005) Critical Care Nursing:
science and practice. 2nd edn. Oxford. Oxford Medical Publications. Adler, E.D. ...
Author: Philip Woodrow
This comprehensive and clinically-focused textbook is designed for student and qualified nurses concerned with caring effectively for deteriorating and acutely ill adults outside of specialist intensive care units. Divided into six sections, the book begins with chapters on assessment and the deteriorating patient, including monitoring vital signs and interpreting blood results. This is followed by two sections focusing on breathing and cardiovascular problems respectively. Section 4 explores issues around disability and impairment, including chapters on neurology, pain management, psychological needs and thermoregulation. The penultimate section looks at maintaining the internal environment, with chapters on issues such as nutrition, fluid management and infection control. The text ends with a discussion of legal issues and accountability. Nursing Acutely Ill Adults includes a full range of pedagogical features, including sections: identifying fundamental knowledge; highlighting implications for practice; giving further reading and resources; using case scenarios to help readers relate theory to practice; and providing ‘time out’ exercises. It is the ideal textbook for students taking modules in caring for critically ill adults and qualified nurses working with these patients.
During the initial rapid assessment of the critically ill patient , it is helpful to use
the AVPU scale , with an examination of the pupils ; the GCS should be used in
the full assessment ( Smith , 2003 ) . NICE ( 2007 ) recommends using GCS to ...
Two - dimensional echocardiography is particularly suited to rapid assessment of acutely ill patients . Due to its mobility , studies can be performed at the patient ' s
bedside in the emergency room or coronary care unit . Visual interpretation of ...
Author: Jay N. Schapira
Cardiac ultrasound real-time color flow imaging valvular heart disease mitral valve prolapse cardiomyopathies etc.
Rapid Cardiac Care is an indispensable resource for all frontline staff working with acutely ill patients.
Author: Emma Menzies-Gow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Rapid Cardiac Care is an indispensable resource for all frontline staff working with acutely ill patients. Offering easy access to the knowledge base needed to provide rapid, safe and effective cardiac care, it is ideal for newly qualified healthcare professionals including, nurses, paramedics, cardiac technicians, junior medics, and physiotherapists. Key features include: Essential information to support the assessment of the cardiac patient including focused history taking and physical assessment, rhythm interpretation and 12-lead ECG assessment Practical guidance on how to care for patients with cardiac emergencies, including acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiac arrest A quick reference A-Z section that explores a wide range of conditions affecting the heart, each with a comprehensive overview of patient presentation and strategies to guide patient assessment and management Diagrams and images are provided to facilitate learning
In this rapid assessment , you should seek to identify the patient ' s major
problems , the rapidity with which they are ... are assuming for anticipation ,
prevention , and early intervention in the myriad disorders that can plague the critically ill .
Author: Nancy Meyer Holloway
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Incorporated, Health Sciences Division
... Ohio Introduction Successful management of the traumatically injured patient is
governed by the rapid identification of ... The supporting literature for
echocardiographic assessment and management of critically ill patients in
general is ...
Forrester JS , McHugh T ) , Diamond G , et al : Rapid assessment of
cardiopulmonary hemodynamics in acutely ill patients utilizing a single right heart
catheter . Amer J Cardiol 26 : 633 , 1970 54 . Swan HJC , Ganz W , Forrester J , et
Dyspnea , rapid right heart failure , and shock result ; the prognosis is poor ,
although survival is possible . Pericarditis ... Vital signs should be taken , and if
the patient appears acutely ill , a rapid assessment of the patient's status is
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... of physiological principles to clinically assess the cardiac function and
circulatory system in critically ill patients and to ... physicians are able to make rapid assessments and determinations about the clinical status of the critically ill patients .
Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Written by the world's leading authorities in nursing research, this volume presents key terms and concepts in nursing research comprehensively explained by 200 expert contributors. The 320 articles include topics such as nursing services; electronic networks and technology; nursing education; nursing care; patients' reactions and adjustments; historical, philosophical, and cultural issues; and nursing organizations and publications. Extensive cross references assist readers in finding information. This volume is written for the information-seeking professional who is engaged in research issues or for those beginning their studies in nursing or related health research.
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... and recreational therapists Belief that acutely ill patients cannot participate in
psychosocial rehabilitation Wide range of symptoms and levels of functioning
presented by patients in acute setting Need for rapid assessment and
2 , 13 , 17 The patient who is suspected of having inhaled a toxic gas requires rapid assessment and should be assumed to be critically ill . An initial survey of
the patient's airway , breathing , and circulation will immediately identify any life ...
Author: Marsha D. Ford
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Clinical Toxicology provides all the guidance needed to assess, diagnose, and manage poisoned and overdosed patients. Clinically-oriented and practical, this comprehensive, yet concise, resource is organized to give busy clinicians quick access to vital information. Covers commonly encountered poisonings and overdoses with an emphasis on clinical presentation and treatment. Explores general management principles, approaches to poisoned patients, and a full range of toxins. Offers chapters on how to approach patients with presenting signs and symptoms such as CNS depression and agitation seizures peripheral neuropathy cardiovascular instability hepatic and renal failure hematologic abnormalities and more. Presents material in a user-friendly, standardized format, enabling busy clinicians to access vital information on diagnosis, laboratory evaluation, stabilization, and treatmentfast. Examines toxins in-depth, including the drugs, toxins, and clinical states most commonly encountered. Features a wealth of tables, illustrations, photographs, radiographs and algorithms that clarify key concepts. Contains valuable addenda on drugs and doses used in poisoned and overdosed patients helpful Internet sites toxic drug levels and legal issues.
Frequent assessment of critically ill patients is mandated to determine if sedation
and analgesia are required and appropriate as part of the plan of care . ...
Midazolam or diazepam should be used for rapid sedation of acutely agitated patients .
Author: Linda Diann Urden
This publication addresses all the topics crucial to students or newly qualified critical care nurses. Designed for 9-13 week critical care classes, this new edition prepares readers to integrate the technology of critical care with psychosocial concerns in order to provide high-quality nursing care.
This patient has the potential for becoming critically ill in a very short period of
time . Sudden onset of back pain in ... A rapid overview assessment is performed
while the patient is being completely undressed . Attention is given to the level of
Author: Glenn C. Hamilton
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
An introduction to emergency medicine taking an approach which discusses problems in the way they are actually handled by ER surgeons - problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing through diagnosis and management. It covers emergency medicine from the assessment of signs and symptoms through the process of clinical problem-solving, and provides both an on-site and clinical perspective, including information on obtaining pre-hospital information, data gathering, data integration, and differential diagnosis.
Although physicians usually manage the care of critically ill patients , critical care
medicine is a team approach that ... Because of the nature of critical illness , the
initial assessment of the critically ill patient must be rapid and focus on real or ...
Author: Russell La Fayette Cecil
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
This edition includes new parts on Genetics, Immunology and Inflammation, and Clinical Pharmacology, as well as substantially expanded parts on Oncology and Preventive and Enviromental Medicine. (Preface).