2. Assessment of the Critically III Patient

  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.ch2

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Assessment of the Critically III Patient, 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.ch2

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:

  • Airway obstruction;
  • Assessment of airway;
  • Assessment of disability;
  • Breathing;
  • Capillary refill time (CRT);
  • Cardiopulmonary arrests;
  • Central nervous system (CNS);
  • Intensive care unit (ICU);
  • Patient's circulation;
  • Vital sign monitoring

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • ABCDE Approach

  • Initial Approach to the Patient

  • Assessment of Airway

  • Assessment of Breathing

  • Assessment of Circulation

  • Assessment of Disability

  • Exposure

  • Conclusion

  • References