Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient

Author: Philip Jevon


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  • ISBN: 9781444337471
  • Author: Philip Jevon
  • Publ Date: 2012-03-09
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 372
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13932

Table of Contents :

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Contributors xi
1 Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient 1
2 Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient 25
3 Monitoring Respiratory Function 39
4 Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 1: ECG Monitoring 91
5 Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 2: Haemodynamic Monitoring 115
6 Monitoring Neurological Function 154
7 Monitoring Renal Function 177
8 Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function 197
9 Monitoring Hepatic Function 209
10 Monitoring Endocrine Function 218
11 Monitoring Nutritional Status 231
12 Monitoring Temperature 244
13 Monitoring Pain 258
14 Monitoring a Patient Receiving a Blood Transfusion 267
15 Monitoring the Patient with Infection and Related Systemic Infl ammatory Response 281
16 Monitoring the Critically Ill, Pregnant Patient 302
17 Monitoring the Critically Ill Child 320
18 Monitoring During Transport 336
19 Record Keeping 346
Index 355


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


This would be a helpful guide for nurses working in anyacute setting; acute wards, coronary care, critical care outreachor the emergency department. It is also a good introductory toolfor critical care nurses explaining the principles of assessment,different types of invasive monitoring and waveforms and soon. (Nursing Times, 17 October 2012)


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