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Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments
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1. Introduction: Expect the unexpected 2. Working in a resource limited environment 3. Cultural awareness and sensitivities Sue Viveash 4. International agendas 5. Access and provision of healthcare services 6. Providing critical care in resource limited environments 7. Critical care equipment 8. Environmental and infection prevention control considerations 9. Managing a major incident in critical care 10. Ethical considerations and mission creep 11. Recognition of the acutely ill patient 12. Oxygen therapy and monitoring 13. Mechanical ventilation 14. Sepsis and septic shock 15. HIV 16. Tuberculosis 17. Tropical medicine 18. Malaria 19. Tetanus 20. Cholera 21. Sickle cell anaemia 22. Principles of trauma care 23. Principles of burns care 24. Surgical care 25. Principles of wound care 26. Surgical site infection 27. Pain management 28. Women's health 29. Paediatrics 30. Organophosphate poisoning 31. Snake and scorpion bites 32. Hypertension 33. Diabetic keto-acidosis 34. Resuscitation 35. Useful calculations 36. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy 37. Nutrition 38. Sharing best practice and knowledge 39. Conducting audit and research in resource limited environments

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Chris Carter is a Major in Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, where he has had roles as a practitioner and as an educator. He is currently a nurse lecturer at the Defence School of Healthcare Education, Department of Healthcare Education, Birmingham City University, UK. Major Carter chairs the Royal College of Nursing Defence Nursing Forum and is nursing representative for the Royal Society of Medicine, Military Medical Section.

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