High Dependency Nursing Care: Observation, Intervention and Support

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Tina Moore, Philip Woodrow
Psychology Press, 2004 - Medical - 462 pages
Highly dependent patients are nursed in a variety of clinical areas. High Dependency Nursing Care has been written for nurses caring for these patients or undertaking post-registration courses to prepare them for high dependency nursing. Written by a team of nurses experienced in providing, supporting and developing high dependency care, it discusses practical issues and explores the current evidence base for clinical practice. (Midwest).
 

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Contents

List of figures
xi
List of tables
xiii
List of Boxes
xiv
Contributors
xv
Preface
xvi
Acknowledgements
xviii
The nature of high dependency nursing
3
Humanism
10
Shock
189
Haematological disorders sickle cell anaemia disseminated intravascular coagulation
200
Acute renal failure
211
Upper gastrointestinal bleeds and acute pancreatitis
218
Diabetic emergences
229
Acute liver failure
239
Acute neurological pathologies
248
Nursing assessment
261

Stress
19
Psychological disturbances
28
Sleep
37
Nutrition
46
Acute pain management
56
Death and dying
70
Cultural issues
78
Health promotion
86
Family care
94
Ethics
102
Neurological assessment IT
115
Respiratory assessment
124
Acute respiratory pathologies
134
Oxygen therapy
143
Temporary tracheostomies
151
Bilevel non invasive ventilation
161
Intrapleural chest Jrains
171
Acute coronary syndromes
179
Pulse oximetry
273
Arterial blood gas analysis
282
Suctioning
290
Arterial blood pressure monitoring
301
Central venous pressure measurement and cardiac output studies
309
Reading electrocardiograms and recognising common dysrhythmias
321
Fluid and electrolyte disturbances
339
Clinical governance
359
Outreach
368
Reflection
376
Practice development
384
Managing change
391
Professional issues
401
Conclusion
411
Glossary
413
References
415
Index
455
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About the author (2004)

Tina Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Adult and High Dependency Nursing at Middlesex University, London. Her publications include journal articles relating to sensory deprivation and suctioning.

Philip Woodrow is a Practice Development Nurse in Critical Care at the East Kent NHS Trust where he delivers a five-day course for ward staff caring for highy dependent (level 2) patients. His previous publications include Intensive Care Nursing: A Framework for Practice (Routledge 2000) and many articles in nursing press.

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