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Acute Illness Management


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Critical Care Nursing | Nursing

March 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

 
Introduction
 
Acute Illness Management: An Overview
 
The Physiology of Acute Illness
 
Patient Stability Assessment
 
Problems with the Airway and Breathing
 
Understanding and Resolving Problems with the Circulation
 
Electrocardiographic Monitoring
 
Responding to the Acutely Ill Patient
 
Significant Others, Breaking Bad News
 
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
 
References

Clear easy to follow information. very relevant to students regardless of level for acute illness management. Language and terminology used throughout the book brings the clinical condition to life

Mrs Helen Lord
Department of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
July 22, 2015

I concur with previous reviewers comments. this text address the challenges that face Nurses when caring for critically ill patients. With the increase number of pregnant women with complex needs this text adds valuable reading and reflection opportunities.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
May 19, 2015

I thought tghis textbook was great.. Really well wrttien and easy to understand.. A useful text for all would eb nursea and qualifed nurses...

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
November 27, 2014

Thorough background reading for the subject.

Mrs Eleanor Fenney
Health and Social care, Chester University
June 26, 2013

A good generic text covering the essentials in acute care, an excellent recourse for those new to the acute care environment.

Mrs Clare Butler
School of Health & Social Care, Oxford Brookes University
June 19, 2013

This book looks at acute illness as a whole. It identifies the pathophysiology of acute illness in an easy to read manor. Enabling the reader to grasp the concepts and apply this to the theoretical concept of acute deterioration.
An excellent book.

Mrs Karen Nagalingam
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
March 28, 2013

This book provides excellent additional reference for caring for the acutely ill patient. It is easy to understand and refer to in small sections to support students learning in lectures but also as easy reference in clinical practice.

Mrs Chris Clarke
Inst of Health, Soc Care & Psychology, Worcester University
January 22, 2013

This is a book that the studnets can understand and realte to the knolwedge required for the acute care unit.
I have recommended it as a resource for now and in the future when caring for acutety ill patients

Dr Julie Gregory
School of N, Manchester University
November 9, 2012

This text is used on the pre-reg Nursing the adult requiring critical care module. It is also an easy read for qualified nurses, particularly newley qualified, on other post-reg pathways and would be suitable for revision prior to OSCE's.

Mrs Lesley Gratrix
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
October 9, 2012

An excellent summary of the basic physiology of acute illness together with clear descriptions and rationale for the nurse's role

Mr Cameron Rough
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
September 10, 2012

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