Intensive Care Aftercare - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750649834

Intensive Care Aftercare

1st Edition

Editors: Richard Griffiths Christina Jones
Paperback ISBN: 9780750649834
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th December 2001
Page Count: 176

Description

The editors have pioneered an 'intensive care aftercare' programme which provides follow-up and rehabilitation care for these patients, either whilst recovering on a general ward or at home.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why follow-up is needed; Audit Commission report recommendations; IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS AFTER ICU: Neuromuscular problems and physical weakness; Acute psychological problems, e.g. anxiety, amnesia and drug withdrawal; Delusions and hallucinatory memories of ICU; AFTER DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL: Sexual problems; Nutrition; Physical and Psychological recovery; Specific disease outcomes; AFTERCARE PROGRAMME - Where, when, how, and who, including ward visits and outpatient clinics for patients and relatives?; Ward visits and the role of the clinical nurse practitioner; Ward visits and the role of the ICU Doctor; SETTING UP AN OUTPATIENT CLINIC: Doctor led; Nurse led; Rehabilitation after critical illness; Bereavement; Interventions on ICU that may impact on later recovery: Patient diaries.

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780750649834

About the Editor

Richard Griffiths

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Medicine (Intensive Care), Department of Medicine, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool; Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Whiston Hospital, UK

Christina Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Intensive Care Research Group, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, UK

Reviews

The editors have pioneered an 'intensive care aftercare' programme which provides follow-up and rehabilitation care for these patients, either whilst recovering on a general ward or at home.