Author: Page, Karen,McKinney, Aidin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
"Nursing the Acutely ill Adult is a comprehensive text ... Each chapter draws on the clinical and academic expertise of the author and follows a structured approach that explores the case problems, altered physiology and nursing interventions and care. It is an ideal reference resource for nurses who wish to reflect and explore the evidence base underpinning the complexities of nursing acutely ill adults." Alison Eddleston, Senior Lecturer Acute, Operative and Critical Care, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK "This informative case-based book encourages the reader to critically consider the assessment and care needed by acutely ill adult patients with a variety of underlying conditions. Nursing and other healthcare students ... should find that the book helps with the development of an integrated mindset and evidence-based decision making." Janice Christie, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Primary Care, City University London, UK "The book will enable practitioners to approach the assessment of patients with a range of acute conditions in a structured manner. The case scenarios are very realistic and there are good explanations of underlying patho-physiology. There is also a well structured explanation of investigations and priority interventions ... This book will enable the development of expertise in assessment and prioritising of care in a range of settings." Laurence Leonard, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, UK The complexity of caring for patients who become acutely ill or have deteriorated can be a daunting challenge for nurses. Part of a case book series, this accessible book contains 17 in-depth case studies relating to care of the acutely ill adult. The cases combine pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care in realistic clinical settings, providing an engaging resource for nursing students taking acute care modules. This handy book: Follows a step-by-step question and answer format Facilitates the application of theory to practice through the use of clinical case studies Considers the most common acute illness scenarios that are frequently encountered by practitioners Integrates knowledge of pathological processes, applied pharmacology and related nursing implications to acute illness Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult: Case Book offers a unique way of relating theory to practice, making it key reading for undergraduate nursing students. It will also be beneficial to students in areas such as intensive care as well as nurse educators looking for a way to bridge the gap between the classroom and clinical practice. Contributors: Patrick Gallagher, Niall McKenna, Billie Joan Rice.
Author: David Clarke,Alison Ketchell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Nurses in all areas of clinical practice must be able to recognise, assess and manage changes to a patient's condition. Recent years have seen a number of investigations reporting serious concerns about the standard of care being received in hospital settings and, as a consequence, the knowledge and skills of nurses in acute patient care has come under ever-increasing scrutiny. With a strong focus on pathophysiology, this comprehensive new edition of Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult retains the case study approach that made the first edition so popular with students and educators alike. Offering further reading resources and definitions of key terms to aid learning, and including two brand-new chapters, this second edition will develop nurses' key skills in: • Identifying and explaining the pathophysiology of sepsis, as well as the importance of monitoring for indicators of patient deterioration in sepsis • Recognising and managing hypovolaemic shock • Assessment and management of cardiovascular, neurological and traumatic injury • Understanding priorities in initial stroke assessment and management, including nursing care following administration of a thrombolytic drug • Possible interventions for problems related to diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and renal disease Written by contributors from a range of clinical and academic backgrounds, this second edition of Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult is essential reading for all students within the adult branch of nursing.
An Essential Guide for Nurses
Author: Fiona Creed,Christine Spiers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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.
Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton
Publisher: Learning Matters
This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.
Author: Fiona McArthur-Rouse,Sylvia Prosser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Assessing and managing the acutely ill adult surgical patient focuses on major surgical conditions and interventions commonly encountered in District General Hospitals which potentially require intensive monitoring and intervention. It emphasizes the importance of thorough assessment and interpretation of clinical data, and provides the necessary knowledge to help nurses make sense of their findings and to integrate theory and practice in relation to surgical care. Part one addresses principles of surgical care for all patients undergoing surgery — including pre-operative assessment and preparation, the peri-operative period and post-operative recovery, post-operative pain management and psychosocial aspects of surgery — which underpin the knowledge and rationale for practice. Part two considers specific surgical conditions and interventions, organised according to surgical specialities. Each chapter considers the underlying patho-physiology, investigation and diagnosis, assessment, monitoring and management of common acute surgical conditions within that specialty.
Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies
Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton
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.
Author: Chris Mulryan
The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as an important and much needed text covering the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting. This book is designed to address the student's needs by equipping them with a practical understanding of the essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind the key protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice. Key features include: -Up-to-date legal and ethical content. -Tips for analysing care decisions in a critical and effective manner, and -Reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning. Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.
Author: Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.
A Framework for Practice
Author: Philip Woodrow
This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.
Author: Sheila Adam,Mandy Odell,Jo Welch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient sets out theprinciples and practices needed for early recognition andassessment of patients either at risk of or showing signs ofacute deterioration, or those recently relocated from higherlevels of care. The focus is on patient assessment, interpretationand evaluation of data, immediate management of significantproblems, ongoing and further assessments in order to improveclinical outcomes. Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient provides aframework for a systematic initial patient assessment and exploresprinciples of effective assessment. Body systems are considered inorder of life-threatening priority following the ABCDE approach,dealing with the assessment and management of airway, breathing,circulation, disability - and everything else; covering topics suchas visual, palpatory and auscultatory assessment, use of additionaldocumented information (charts, notes etc), and interpretingdiagnostic investigations. Methods to ensure effectivecommunication and team-working are also discussed. Key features Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nursesseries Aimed at nurses working in wards and specialistdepartments Explores the assessment skills required for a rapid responseto a patient at risk of becoming acutely unwell Enables students and practitioners to develop practical andinterpretative skills Provides a framework for assessment and principles of firstline treatment Includes ‘Look’, ‘Listen’,‘Feel’ and ‘Measure’ icons Sheila Adam is Head of Nursing, Specialist HospitalsBoard, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and author of Nursing inCritical Care: Science and Practice (now in its 2nd edition), TheOxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing and Nutrition in theCritically Ill. John Welch is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, UniversityCollege London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and former Chair ofthe National Outreach Forum. Mandy Odell is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, RoyalBerkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Nurse and Allied HealthProfessional representative for the Intensive Care Society andformer Chair of the British Association of Critical CareNurses.
Author: Dianne Burns
Covering the issues, themes and principles that explain what it means to be a nurse today, this book provides the theory students need to know and applies it to the diverse patient groups and settings that students will encounter on their placements. Key features of the book are: · Introduces the core aspects of adult nursing · An evidence-based approach with discussion of literature, policy and research and suggested further reading for every chapter · Over 30 case studies to help students understand the realities of practice across a range of settings including primary care and the community · Stop and think boxes which challenge assumptions and encourage reflection · A companion website with sample questions for lecturers to use in seminars, multiple choice questions for student revision and free SAGE journal articles The book has been closely developed in line with the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters and supports students across their entire degree programme as they develop into nurses of the future ready to deliver and lead care.
Author: Michael Macintosh,Tracey Moore
Publisher: CRC Press
As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.
Author: Fiona Creed,Jessica Hargreaves
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised to reflect a more systematic approach to care delivery and to follow the patient pathway. Focused on the practical issues of nursing care and nursing procedures, this handbook has been written by nurses, for nurses. Reflecting current best practice, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing is an easily accessible and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It provides the nurse at the bedside with the answers to day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, and is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues. The new edition of this handbook will continue to help support novice and experienced staff in critical care environments. Now including more detail on the psychological issues facing critically ill patients, and more information on the intricacies of receiving a critically ill patient and transferring from a critical care environment, this handbook is a concise, practical, and comprehensive resource.
Author: Helen Dutton,Jacqui Finch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all the fundamental elements of acute and critical care nursing. Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills for patient assessment and problem identification, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate care management strategies. It also explores clinical decision-making processes and their impact on care delivery, as well as key psychosocial issues, pain management, and safe transfer. All information is presented in a clear, double-page spread with key information accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs and diagrams. Key features: Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout An accessible, evidence-based, introduction to a complex topic Presents information structured according to the Resuscitation Council’s systematic ABCDE framework for ease of understanding Accompanied by patient case studies to help apply theory to practice Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students, healthcare assistants, and registered nurses working within the acute and critical care setting.
Author: Terry Mahan Buttaro,Susan Aznavorian,Karen Dick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
"Provides primary care providers with information specific to the medical management of acutely ill adult and elder patients with multiple comorbid health problems. It also contains material on advanced directives, end of life care and regulatory and compliance concerns that often affect treatment decisions in these settings. A section on staff education is also included for nurse practitioners who are directing patient care given by both skilled and unskilled staff in subacute and long term care." --Cover.
Author: Tina Moore,Sheila Cunningham
Employing an evidence-based approach, this comprehensive textbook introduces the core clinical skills and competencies a newly-qualified nurse is required to have for professional practice. It is divided into five broad sections looking at: Care and compassion and communication, including personal care and pain assessment Essential skills, including observations, monitoring and emergency management Organisational aspects of care, including moving and handling, and wound care Safety and protection, including medicine management and infection control Nutrition and fluid balance, including hydration and nutrition. Designed to allow readers to develop and enhance their clinical skills with one key textbook, each chapter contains learning outcomes, recommendations for practice, case studies, activities, ‘clinical significance’ highlights and step-by-step guides to important procedures. This invaluable clinical skills textbook is an essential reference for pre-registration nursing students of all fields of nursing.
An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
Author: David Sturgeon
David Sturgeon is Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
Author: Anna Sidey,David Widdas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This exciting new edition is again structured into four main sections: Organisational facets; Philosophical issues; Dimensions of practice; and Advancing practice, and has been expanded to include detailed guidance on the commissioning and resourcing of services. It provides essential information for implementing the requirements of the children's National Service Framework that will support the expansion of Community Children's Nursing and enable it to move forward and away from fragmented service delivery. Bringing together the work of some of the most distinguished experts in the field, there is comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of Community Children's Nursing, including multi-disciplinary/interagency planning; provision of nursing services to sick children and their families in a range of community setting; and the needs of both the recipients and providers of care within the trajectory of acute, life-limiting and terminal illness. The first - and only - book on this topic, addressed specifically at the Community Children's Nurse (CCN) An authoritative guide to the principles underpinning the development of the specialty, which puts into context the scope of the CCN's work and clearly describes his/her place in the community team) A balance of the theoretical and practical, presented by the key names in this field) Offers up-to-date "evidence" which supports the development of this rapidly expanding specialty) Foreword by Elizabeth Fradd, Independent Health Service Advisor, UK New chapters have been added on the topics of: Developing a national strategy and corporate identity for Community Children's Nursing Delivering and funding care for children with complex needs Strategic planning and commissioning of services Benchmarking Transitional care The following chapters have been rewritten and expanded: Young carers Complementary therapies Partnerships with the voluntary sector Health promotion Information management The role of the Community Children's Nurse Manager is also explored in depth.