A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702040443

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

3rd Edition

Authors: Richard Harrison Lynda Daly
Paperback ISBN: 9780702040443
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 31st May 2011
Page Count: 452

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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


Are you working in an acute or emergency unit?

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

Key Features

This book will help you to:

  • Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission
  • Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach
  • Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms
  • Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease
  • Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style
  • Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language


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About the Authors

Richard Harrison Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician, The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, UK

Lynda Daly Author

Affiliations and Expertise