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Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult

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Using a stimulating case study approach, this comprehensive book provides an understanding of the common signs and symptoms related to serious acute illness in adults. It outlines priorities in the assessment and management of the acutely ill and aids recognition of the pathophysiological changes which are inherent to serious illness.
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Table of Contents

Preface The Importance Of Nursing Assessment In Acute Care; D.Clarke Principles Of Assessment; J.Jackson Shock Presentation; I.Goulden Neurological Head Injury; Acute Coronary Syndrome; A.Ketchell Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; L.Cleave Acute Kidney Injury; M.Bevan Small Bowel Obstruction; B.Gallacher Diabetic Ketoacidosis; P.Holt Care Management Drug Misuse; M.Clayton & B.McMaster Musculo Skeletal Trauma; J.Maz Endnotes

About the Author

DAVID CLARKE is an experienced lecturer and Deputy Postgraduate Research Tutor in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds, UK. His teaching now centres around research methods, his own research currently including a qualitative process evaluation of a training programme for caregivers after a stroke. ALISON KETCHELL Lecturer and Teaching Lead in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds, UK. She specializes in acute and cardiac care and previously worked as a senior sister in cardiology and coronary care. Alison has maintained close links with clinical practice throughout her teaching career.


'This book is an excellent resource for improving and consolidating assessment and management' - Nursing Standard 'This book clearly illustrates the need-to-know theoretical background for clinical practice with its useful, scenario-based approach. A welcome addition to the field.' - Karen Page, Teaching Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Queen's University Belfast,UK 'Student nurses need books that do more than just provide knowledge on anatomy and physiology - this book does more. An invaluable asset for anyone struggling with applied pathophysiology.' - John Costello, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, UK

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