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Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult
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Introduction: The Importance Of Nursing Assessment In Acute Care; David Clarke.- 1. Principles Of Assessment-Application To Practice; Julie Jackson.- 2. Shock Presentation; Ian Goulden.- 3. Understanding Sepsis; Peter O'Donnell And Catherine Waskett.- 4. Traumatic Brain Injury; Ian Goulden And David Clarke.- 5. Acute Stroke; David Clarke And Pamela Beaumont.- 6. Acute Coronary Syndrome; Alison Malecki-Ketchell.- 7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Liz Cleave.- 8. Acute Kidney Injury; Mark Bevan.- 9. Small Bowel Obstruction; Beverley Gallacher.- 10. Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Paula Mayo And David Clarke.- 11. Care And Management In Liver Disorder Following Drug Misuse; Michelle Clayton.- 12. Musculoskeletal Trauma; Julia Maz.- Conclusion.

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This book will be extremely useful for undergraduate nursing students of all years, as well as practising clinicians. I will recommend it to my own students. - Kate Harrison, Head of Placement and Student Support, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK I have found the first edition of this text invaluable for my teaching around critical and perioperative care. The new chapters in this second edition, and the additions to current chapters, enhance the text significantly and make for even wider reader appeal. - Paul Rawling, Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice, Edge Hill University, UK

About the Author

David Clarke PhD RN is a Lecturer and researcher in Stroke Care in the Institute of Health Sciences and lead for the Post Graduate Certificate in Stroke Care at the University of Leeds. David's research is focused on interdisciplinary working in inpatient stroke care with his current research funded by the National Institute of Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research and Research for Patient Benefit programmes.

Alison Malecki-Ketchell MSc RN is Nurse Lecturer and Teaching Lead in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds, UK. Alison has been a lecturer since the mid 1990s and both her subject expertise and research interests are in acute and cardiac care. Alison's clinical background was as senior sister in cardiology and coronary care, and she has maintained close links with clinical practice throughout her teaching career. Alison is currently working toward a PhD at the University of Leeds.

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This book will be extremely useful for undergraduate nursing students of all years, as well as practising clinicians. I will recommend it to my own students. - Kate Harrison, Head of Placement and Student Support, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK I have found the first edition of this text invaluable for my teaching around critical and perioperative care. The new chapters in this second edition, and the additions to current chapters, enhance the text significantly and make for even wider reader appeal. - Paul Rawling, Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice, Edge Hill University, UK

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