High dependency nursing care: observation, intervention and support for level 2 patients

Moore, Tina and Woodrow, Philip (2009) High dependency nursing care: observation, intervention and support for level 2 patients. Routledge. ISBN 9780415467957

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Abstract

Level 2 (Highly dependent) patients are nursed in a variety of clinical areas. High Dependency Nursing Care has been written for pre qualified and post qualified students undertaking modules and placements to prepare them for nursing the acutely ill and nurses caring for these patients. 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.

This essential textbook covers the context of care with chapters on fundamental aspects, such as sleep, nutrition, pain management and stress. It goes on to look at the main causes of critical illness and the treatments often given, as well as the skills necessary for monitoring patients. Completed updated throughout, this second edition also includes new chapters on infection control, heart failure, tissue removal and transferring the sicker patient.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 3546
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 07:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:16
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/3546

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