15. Monitoring the Patient with Infection and Related Systemic Inflammatory Response

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch15

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring the Patient with Infection and Related Systemic Inflammatory Response, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Arterial blood gas (ABG);
  • Biochemical and haematological monitoring;
  • Body's defence mechanisms;
  • Capillary refill time (CRT);
  • Cardiovascular monitoring;
  • Cell-mediated immunity;
  • Central venous pressure (CVP);
  • Infectious agent and host;
  • Microbiological monitoring;
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How Infection Occurs and the Relationship Between the Infectious Agent and Host

  • The Body's Defence Mechanisms Against Infection

  • The Systemic Infammatory Response Syndrome

  • Monitoring a Patient with Sirs/Sepsis

  • Scenarios

  • Conclusion

  • References