9780470026823

Acute Medicine : A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470026823

  • ISBN10:

    0470026820

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-09
  • Publisher: WILEY

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Summary

This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.

Author Biography

Lisa Carroll RGN, MSc, Consultant Nurse Acute Medicine. University Hospital of North Staffordshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Assessment
A step by step approach to history taking
The functional enquiry
Physical examination
The cardiovascular examination
The respiratory examination
The abdominal examination
The neurological examination
Psychiatric history and examination
Emergencies
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Acute anaphylaxis
Cardio-respiratory arrest
Acute poisoning and drug overdose
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Paracetamol overdose
Aspirin overdose
Tricyclic overdose
Alcohol overdose
Alcohol withdrawal
Drug withdrawal
Infection
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Sepsis and septic shock
Meningitis
Infective endocarditis
Gastroenteritis
Urinary Tract Infection
Fever in the returning traveller
Hot swollen joints
Respiratory conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pneumothorax
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Failure
Cardiovascular conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Acute Coronary Syndromes
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Failure
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Aortic dissection
Cardiac tamponade
Gastrointestinal conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
Acute liver failure and encephalopathy
Ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease
Metabolic conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Non-Ketotic Hyperosmolar Coma
Hypoglycaemia
Hyperglycaemia in the critically ill patient
Hypercalcaemia
Hyponatraemia
Hypernatraemia
Hypokalaemia
Hyperkalaemia
Addisonian crisis
Thyroid crisis
Myxedema crisis
Neurological conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Status Epilepticus
Stroke
Isolated seizure and unexplained loss of consciousness
Headache
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Renovascular conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Acute Renal Failure
Accelerated (malignant) hypertension
Elderly Care
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Hypothermia
Confusion
Haematological conditions
The assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of:Severe anaemia
Sickle cell crisis
Neutropenic sepsis
Blood transfusion guidance
Advanced Practice
Legal, ethical and professional issues
Informed consent
Assessment of capacity
Role Development
Prescribing
Appendices
Examples of:.Clinical Management Plans
Patient Group Directions
Glossary
Subject Index
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