1. Initial Assessment of the Acute Medical Patient

  1. Ian Wood MA, RN, DipN (Lond) and
  2. Michelle Garner MPhil, BSc (Hons), RN, DipN (Lond)
  1. Judith Morgan and
  2. Ian Wood

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch1

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

How to Cite

Morgan, J. and Wood, I. (2012) Initial Assessment of the Acute Medical Patient, in Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients (eds I. Wood and M. Garner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337167

Online ISBN: 9781118702864

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Keywords:

  • AMPLE mnemonic analysis;
  • Communication tool;
  • Neurological disability;
  • Discharge planning;
  • Documentation;
  • Glasgow coma score (GCS);
  • Infection control;
  • Initial assessment of acute medical patients;
  • Neurological disability;
  • PQRST mnemonic analysis;
  • Systematic physical assessment (ABCDE)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Systematic Physical Assessment (ABCDE)

  • History Taking

  • Prioritisation of Patients' Needs and Referral

  • Documentation

  • Discharge Planning

  • Summary

  • References