A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies


  • Richard Harrison, MD FRCP, Consultant Physician, The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, UK
  • Lynda Daly, RN RM RHV, Community Practitioner, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Community Trust, Guisborough, UK

Are you working in an acute or emergency unit?

This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions.

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Book information

  • Published: May 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4044-3

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Immediate assessment of the critically ill

2. Cardiology

3. Respiratory medicine

4. Acute neurological problems

5. Gastroenterology

6. Diabetic complications

7. Thromboembolic disease

8. Deliberate self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse

9. The ‘social admission’

10. Multisystem failure

11. Emerging problems: outbreaks and deliberate releases - SARS, toxins and biological agents