Critical Care Medicine at a GlanceCritical Care Medicine at a Glance



This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: • Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine • Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the ...

Author: Richard M. Leach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118302767

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Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: • Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine • Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill • Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning and understanding • Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from the Royal College of Physicians • Provides increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to care for acutely ill patients.

Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a GlanceAcute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance



It is the aim of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance to provide a brief, rapidly informative text, easily assimilated prior to starting a new job, that will prepare the newcomer for those aspects of these specialties with which ...

Author: Richard M. Leach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444327229

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The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about Acute and Critical Care Medicine...at a Glance! Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of Acute and Critical Care Medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: Provides a brief and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to care of the critically ill that can be easily assimilated prior to starting a new job or clinical attachment Encompasses the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required to manage acutely ill patients in a variety of settings Includes assessment of the acutely unwell patient, monitoring, emergency resuscitation, oxygenation, circulatory support, methods of ventilation and management of a wide variety of medical and surgical emergencies Includes new chapters on fluid management, oxygenation, non-invasive ventilation, recognition of the seriously ill patient and hospital-acquired infections This book is an invaluable resource for all undergraduates in medicine, as well as clinical medical students, junior doctors, nurses caring for acutely-ill patients and paramedics. Pre-publication reviews: "The material forms an excellent basis for junior doctors in critical care and anaesthesia to get a good grounding in the subject, without appearing too scary." –Senior House Officer "The system-based approach...provides excellent reference material when studying a particular subject, allowing the reader to easily delve into the book when necessary, without having to read from cover-to-cover. It is an excellent revision aid.... Much time has gone into eliminating superfluous data so maximal essential information can be conveyed quickly." –UCL student

Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a GlanceAcute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance



Leach RM (2014) Critical Care Medicine at a Glance (3rd edn). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester. Further Reading Elliot S (2012) Recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest, in Acute Nursing Care. Recognising and Responding to ...

Author: Helen Dutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118815175

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From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all the fundamental elements of acute and critical care nursing. Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills for patient assessment and problem identification, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate care management strategies. It also explores clinical decision-making processes and their impact on care delivery, as well as key psychosocial issues, pain management, and safe transfer. All information is presented in a clear, double-page spread with key information accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs and diagrams. Key features: Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout An accessible, evidence-based, introduction to a complex topic Presents information structured according to the Resuscitation Council’s systematic ABCDE framework for ease of understanding Accompanied by patient case studies to help apply theory to practice Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students, healthcare assistants, and registered nurses working within the acute and critical care setting.

Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited EnvironmentsCritical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments



Synchronised cardioversion is the treatment for unstable patients with a tachyarrhythmia. Cardioversion allows the primary pacemaker (sino-atrial node) to regain control of cardiac ... Acute and critical care medicine at a glance.

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351605144

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Page: 348

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All hospitals have critically ill patients, and their management depends upon the resources available. In many low income countries, critically ill patients may be admitted to a critical care unit; however, many are nursed on wards due to a lack of critical care beds or simply die before they reach the hospital. This book provides guidance on the unique situations for nurses working in these challenging environments, while considering ethical decision-making, providing appropriate services, and the types of patients admitted. Topics covered include: working in a resource limited environment; cultural awareness and international agendas; provision and access to healthcare services; ethical considerations in the context of resource limited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments prepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health.

GastroenterologyGastroenterology



Written by experts and reviewed by students, the at a Glance series breaks complex subjects into short, easily digested ... Anatomy at a Glance 2e 978-1-4051-3348-7 Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance 2e 978-1-4051-6139-8 The ...

Author: Satish Keshav

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118293911

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Gastroenterology is a critically important specialty in medicine,encompassing the GI tract and two vital organs - the pancreas andthe liver. Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncoveredincludes reference to the new JCHMT curriculum for acute andinternal medicine concerning gastroenterology and hepatology andpresents real-life patient cases and outcomes as seen on the wardsand in exams leading students through a practical approach torecognize, understand, investigate and manage gastroenterologicaland hepatological disorders and conditions. Following a question-answer approach, with self-assessment MCQs,EMQs and SAQs, and a 'refresher' section on basic science,Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered featuresinvestigations and the treatment options available for patientswith upper and lower GI disorders, liver disease, biliary andpancreatic disease, and problems of nutrition. Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal formedical students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, GPtrainees, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners andgastroenterology trainees on the specialty training programme.

Acute Nursing CareAcute Nursing Care



Lawler, P. (2000) Transfer of critically ill patients: Part 1 Physiological concepts. Care of the Critically Ill 16 (2), 61–8. Leach, R. (2009) Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, 2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell.

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317902782

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Page: 376

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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Acute Nursing CareAcute Nursing Care



Kidney International, 2, 1–124. Available from https://kdigo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KDIGO-2012-AKI-Guideline-English.pdf. Leach, R. (2014). Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Wiley.

Author: Helen Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429786471

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Page: 580

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Delays in recognising deterioration, or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and, in some instances, unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today's nursing and other healthcare students need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, appreciating the complexities of caring for those who are acutely unwell as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach, and fully updated in light of new NEWS2 and NMC future nurse standards, as well as acknowledging the challenges faced by people with delirium in acute care settings, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include recognition and identification of physiological and mental deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies. Including case studies and test yourself questions, this book is an essential tool for student nurses who are required to undertake acute care experiences and are assessed in theory and practice.

Monitoring the Critically Ill PatientMonitoring the Critically Ill Patient



In: Elliott, D. , Aitken , L. & Chaboyer, W. (eds), ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing . Marrickville : Mosby Elsevier. Leach , R. ( 2004 ) Critical Care Medicine at a Glance . Oxford : Blackwell Publishing .

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444337471

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Page: 384

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Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable, accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on the general ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, this well-established and handy reference guide text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care. This new edition includes the following five new chapters: Monitoring the critically ill child Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion Monitoring pain

Nursing the Cardiac PatientNursing the Cardiac Patient



This chapter has examined the assessment and priorities of care for a range of acute cardiac events; ... Cutler L and Robson W (2006) Critical Care Outreach. Chicester, John Wiley and Sons. Davey P (2006) Medicine at a Glance (2e).

Author: Melanie Humphreys

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444346138

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Page: 280

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Nursing the Cardiac Patient is a practical guide that addresses the management of cardiac patients across the spectrum of health care settings. It assists nurses in developing a complete understanding of the current evidence-based practice and principles underlying the care and management of the cardiac patient. It combines theoretical and practical components of cardiac care in an accessible and user-friendly format, with case studies and practical examples throughout.

Patient Safety and Quality of Care in Intensive Care MedicinePatient Safety and Quality of Care in Intensive Care Medicine



Glance LG, Osler TM, Papadakos P. Effect of mortality rate on the performance of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II: a simulation study. Crit Care Med 2000;28:3424–3428. 37. Miller ME, Hui SL, Tierney WM.

Author: Jean-Daniel Chiche

Publisher: MWV

ISBN: 9783954661923

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Page: 584

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The maxim “Primum non nocere” is almost as old as the practice of medicine. In combination with the principles of beneficence, autonomy and justice, and whilst keeping in mind the confidence and dignity of the patient, it should constitute the basis of our behaviours as physicians and nurses. Since diagnostic and therapeutic interventions have become more complex and their risk/benefit ratios more difficult to assess, the importance of safety and quality of care rises. Avoiding the infliction of harm on our patients has moved into the focus of clinical medicine. Patient safety is now viewed as a priority even by the Presidency of the European Union. Physicians in intensive care medicine deal with the most fragile and dependent human beings, often struggling with multiple co-morbid diseases and physiological derangements at the limits of survival. These patients are often reliant on numerous invasive technologies for their survival. Moreover, the almost universal need for multiple pharmacological interventions – combinations of which have often never been rigorously tested before – places the critically ill patients at a very high risk of being harmed by the physician’s interventions. More than 120 internationally known experts introduce their current knowledge of patient safety and quality of care in intensive care medicine in over 50 chapters covering the following fields: - Safety in intensive care medicine - Decision making - Culture and behaviour - Structure and processes - Protocolised medicine - First, do no harm - Safety during technical support - Training, teaching and education - Risk management - Ethical issues - Future approaches This book should be read by every manager who has responsibility for the acutely ill. It is an invaluable educational and reference tool for physicians and nurses in intensive care medicine and will help to improve the safety and overall care for critically ill patients.