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Acute Illness Management

Acute Illness Management

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Critical Care Nursing | Nursing

March 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as a much needed guide to the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting.

This book equips students with a practical understanding of essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice.

Key Features:

  • Includes tips for analyzing care decisions in a critical and effective manner
  • Offers reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning
  • Provides legal and ethical considerations

Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.

Acute Illness Management: An Overview
The Physiology of Acute Illness
Patient Stability Assessment
Problems with the Airway and Breathing
Understanding and Resolving Problems with the Circulation
Electrocardiographic Monitoring
Responding to the Acutely Ill Patient
Significant Others, Breaking Bad News
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

Really good approach, images useful and relevant to the text. Written in a way that both pre reg and post reg nurses can understand.

Mrs Abbey Kittrick
Department of Nursing, Huddersfield University
February 28, 2020

Clear easy to follow information. very relevant to students regardless of level for acute illness management. Language and terminology used throughout the book brings the clinical condition to life

Mrs Helen Lord
Department of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
June 3, 2016

I concur with previous reviewers comments. this text address the challenges that face Nurses when caring for critically ill patients. With the increase number of pregnant women with complex needs this text adds valuable reading and reflection opportunities.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
May 19, 2015

I thought tghis textbook was great.. Really well wrttien and easy to understand.. A useful text for all would eb nursea and qualifed nurses...

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
November 27, 2014

Thorough background reading for the subject.

Mrs Eleanor Fenney
Health and Social care, Chester University
June 26, 2013

A good generic text covering the essentials in acute care, an excellent recourse for those new to the acute care environment.

Mrs Clare Butler
School of Health & Social Care, Oxford Brookes University
June 19, 2013

This book looks at acute illness as a whole. It identifies the pathophysiology of acute illness in an easy to read manor. Enabling the reader to grasp the concepts and apply this to the theoretical concept of acute deterioration.
An excellent book.

Mrs Karen Nagalingam
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
March 28, 2013

This book provides excellent additional reference for caring for the acutely ill patient. It is easy to understand and refer to in small sections to support students learning in lectures but also as easy reference in clinical practice.

Mrs Chris Clarke
Inst of Health, Soc Care & Psychology, Worcester University
January 22, 2013

This is a book that the studnets can understand and realte to the knolwedge required for the acute care unit.
I have recommended it as a resource for now and in the future when caring for acutety ill patients

Dr Julie Gregory
School of N, Manchester University
November 9, 2012

This text is used on the pre-reg Nursing the adult requiring critical care module. It is also an easy read for qualified nurses, particularly newley qualified, on other post-reg pathways and would be suitable for revision prior to OSCE's.

Mrs Lesley Gratrix
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
October 9, 2012

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