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Admission to critical care

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 4118 words.

There have been significant changes in the management of the critically ill adult throughout the NHS over the past two decades. This chapter reviews the changes that have had an impact on...

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Cardiovascular assessment and monitoring

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 8217 words.

Cardiac instability is common in critically ill patients, and there are a myriad reasons for this instability. This chapter begins with a discussion of cardiovascular assessment and...

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Cardiovascular support

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 6677 words.

Most critically ill patients require complex cardiac monitoring while receiving critical care. This chapter reviews the most commonly used monitoring systems and devices. It describes the...

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End-of-life care

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 3371 words.

Not all patients will survive admission to critical care, and this chapter highlights end-of-life issues that will be encountered in this care setting. Recognition of the end of life, and...

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Gastrointestinal care

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 5439 words.

The gastrointestinal assessment of the critically ill patient is described, including health history, physical assessment, and laboratory investigations. Gastrointestinal monitoring is...

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Generic care of the critically ill patient

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 14410 words.

There are a number of core topics that are central to the generic nursing care of critically ill patients. This chapter covers such fundamental critical care nursing topics as care...

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Haematology

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 4590 words.

The pathophysiology, management, and treatment of erythrocyte disorders, such as polycythaemia and sickle-cell anaemia, and leucocyte disorders, such as neutropenia and the various types of...

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Immunology

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 2070 words.

This chapter describes the components of the immune system, namely the lymphatic system, organs, and specific immunological cells, in relation to the physiology and pathophysiology of the...

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Managing emergencies

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 3832 words.

Emergency situations may occur more frequently in critical care than in other hospital departments, so the critical care nurse must have a knowledge of the prompt and effective management...

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Metabolic disorders

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 5031 words.

Metabolic disorders may trigger admission to critical care or may occur during an episode of critical care. Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder, and the number of...

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