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Title Care of the acutely ill adult : an essential guide for nurses / edited by Fiona Creed and Chrissie Spiers.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2010]

Subject Intensive care nursing.
Acute Disease -- nursing.
Critical Illness.
Nursing Assessment -- methods.
Alt Name Creed, Fiona.
Spiers, Chrissie.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 5598 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to acute care / Fiona Creed -- Respiratory assessment and care / Annie Chellel -- Cardiovascular assessment and care / Chrissie Spiers -- Neurological care / Fiona Creed -- Renal assessment and support / Cristina Osorio -- Gastrointestinal tract / Kathy Martyn -- Fluid assessment and associated treatment / Heather Baid -- Assessment and care of the septic patient / Kevin Barrett -- Psycho-social assessment, care, and support / Heather Baid -- Blood investigations in acute care / Gary Creed -- Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems / Fiona Creed, Jackie Dawson, and Kaye Looker -- The role of outreach / Fiona Creed, with contributions from the Eastbourne District General Hospital Outreach Service -- Acute emergency situations / Lorna East -- Transfer of acutely ill patients / Denise Hinge -- Caring for the patient post intensive care / Fiona Creed -- Documentation in acute care / Chrissie Spiers -- Continuing education and acute care delivery / Helen Stanley.
Summary Aimed at all nurses, this key textbook equips them with the knowledge and skills required to care for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. The assessment, recognition and rapid escalation of the deteriorating patient is emphasized throughout the book. Using a unique system-based approach, each chapter contains structured learning outcomes and concludes with a competence-based skills assessment, which can be used to assess practice skills. These skills arerecommended as essential for every nurse in an acute area and key to successful practice. Using real life case studies to li.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191575907 (electronic bk.)
0191575909 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 801405191
Additional Format Print version: Care of the acutely ill adult. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010 9780199564385 (DLC) 2009053050 (OCoLC)467748778