Chapter 8. Acute Emergencies

  1. Fay Valentine RGN, RSCN, MA, PGDip. HSSM, ENB9981 and
  2. Lesley Lowes RGN, RSCN, PGCHPE, DPSN, M.Sc., Ph.D.2
  1. Peter Mcnee and
  2. Martina Nathan

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch8

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

How to Cite

Mcnee, P. and Nathan, M. (2007) Acute Emergencies, in Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (eds F. Valentine and L. Lowes), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Children and Young People's Directorate, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Research Fellow/Practitioner, Nursing, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

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Keywords:

  • chronic illness;
  • multidisciplinary care;
  • nursing care;
  • neutropenia;
  • CML

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aim of the chapter

  • Intended learning outcomes

  • Acute emergencies

  • Aetiology

  • Environmental factors

  • Pathophysiology

  • Presentation

  • Prognosis

  • Treatment

  • Administration of chemotherapy

  • Central venous access devices

  • Sepsis

  • Children's critical care

  • Family focused care

  • Multidisciplinary working across different organisations

  • Conclusion

  • Useful websites

  • References