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Acute Illness Management

by Chris Mulryan Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2011
ISBN:
9781847879561
Format:
Pbk 240 pages
Price:
AU$72.00 NZ$76.52
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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 learnin
Students and qualified practitioners on nursing, critical care, high-dependancy and acute illness courses

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

Chris Mulryan is Senior Lecturer in Health Care Studies at the University of Bolton, where he teaches their Acute Illness Management module.