Key Features

  • Focuses specifically on high dependency care making the book much more relevant for non-ITU nurses
  • Includes the underpinning A & P and pharmacology to obviate the need for further purchase
  • Covers management and professional aspects as well as psycho-social issues making the book comprehensive providing all they need to know
  • Provides Learning Objectives in each chapter facilitate study and revision
  • Offers numerous illustrations help to clarify and amplify the text

Table of Contents

Section 1: General Issues in High Dependency Care. The development, growth and context of high dependency care. Fundamental principles of high dependency care. Interpersonal issues in high dependency care. Social issues in high dependency care. Section 2: Clinical Issues in High Dependency Care. Respiratory care. Cardiac care. Neurological care. Post-anaesthetic and post-operative care. Clinical emergencies. Fluid and electrolytes. Pain management. Index.


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Bailièrre Tindall
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About the authors

Mandy Sheppard

Affiliations and Expertise

100 Training and Development Consultant, UK

Michael Wright

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director of Nursing, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust London, UK