Chapter 13. Identifying and Managing Life-Threatening Situations

  1. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, RGN1 and
  2. Sylvia Prosser PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)2
  1. Tim Collins and
  2. Catherine I Plowright

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch13

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

How to Cite

Collins, T. and Plowright, C. I. (2007) Identifying and Managing Life-Threatening Situations, in Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient (eds F. J. McArthur-Rouse and S. Prosser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

  2. 2

    Formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133050

Online ISBN: 9780470691946

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Keywords:

  • healthcare professionals;
  • physiology of shock;
  • external haemorrhage;
  • trauma;
  • diarrhoea

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early warning signs and symptoms of critical illness

  • Critical care outreach

  • Systematic assessment of the acutely unwell patient

  • Clinical shock

  • The hypoxic patient

  • The hypotensive patient

  • Management of a patient with reduced consciousness

  • Cardiorespiratory arrest

  • Self-test questions

  • References and further reading