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Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Third Edition

January 2022 | 344 pages | Learning Matters
This book develops your ability to manage the care of critically and acutely ill patients, and recognise and deal with the early signs of deterioration. Taking a practical real-life approach to care, each chapter focuses on a patient with a particular issue, from chest pain to sepsis, considering the primary symptoms before working through the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. The book focuses on developing clinical assessment and decision-making skills, leaving you confident and competent in caring for patients who are unstable, deteriorating or critically ill.

Key features
  • Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards
  • Packed with engaging real-life practice examples and activities
  • Provides robust evidence-based tools an frameworks to use in practice, such as ABCDE assessments

Chapter 1: Assessing, Recognising and Responding to Acute and Critical Illness
Chapter 2: The Breathless Patient
Chapter 3: The Patient who Needs Respiratory Support
Chapter 4: The Patient with Chest Pain
Chapter 5: The Patient in Pain
Chapter 6: The Patient in Shock
Chapter 7: The Patient with Sepsis and Distributive Shock
Chapter 8: The Patient with Delirium
Chapter 9: The Patient with Acute Kidney Injury
Chapter 10: The Patient with Physiological Trauma
Chapter 11: The Patient with Altered Consciousness
Chapter 12: The Patient with an Endocrine Disorder
Chapter 13: Conclusion: Lessons Learned - An Action Plan for Practice

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