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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.

Electrocardiographic Monitoring
Electrocardiographic monitoring

The electrocardiograph or ECG is an important tool used in the monitoring of the acutely ill. It is, however, a tool that is the source of much concern and significant confusion for many health professionals. To become fully conversant with the ECG takes a tremendous amount of commitment, energy and experience, although a basic working understanding can be quickly developed in those who are eager ...

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