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Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing Second edition

This practical guide offers insight into caring for patients in acute, critical and emergency care areas

This practical guide offers insight into caring for patients in acute, critical and emergency care areas.

The book is split into logical chapters that offer guidance on practical nursing assessments and interventions, as well as notes on clinical management, all underpinned by pathophysiology and other relevant clinical information.

The authors begin with an introduction to the assessment, recognition and response to acute and critical illness before discussing specific conditions commonly encountered. Information is explained clearly and the chapters are well structured using tables and scenarios, which enable the reader to relate learning to real-life clinical situations.

Overall, this is a superb resource. Although aimed at pre-registration nurses, it would be just as useful to registered nurses who are new to acute, critical or emergency care areas, or as a refresher for nurses already working in such environments.

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