A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies Updated Edition, 3rd Edition

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By Richard N. Harrison, MD FRCP
Are you a nurse, a physician’s associate or a medical student in an acute or emergency unit? This is your indispensable primer of acute medical care – a pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you ...view more

Are you a nurse, a physician’s associate or a medical student in an acute or emergency unit?

This is your indispensable primer of acute medical care – a pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions.

This book will help you to

  • care for patients in the first critical 24 hours of admission
  • manage patients using the most up-to-date evidence based approach
  • understand the most common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms
  • handle the patient’s assessment , understand the observations and manage their disease
  • easily obtain clear practical advice
  • know what to tell the patient and relatives using jargon-free language
  • access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism

This updated edition

  • contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis,
  • introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart
  • has revised its case histories in line with current practice
ISBN :
9780702076664
Publication Date :
08-02-2019
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Are you a nurse, a physician’s associate or a medical student in an acute or emergency unit?

This is your indispensable primer of acute medical care – a pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions.

This book will help you to

  • care for patients in the first critical 24 hours of admission
  • manage patients using the most up-to-date evidence based approach
  • understand the most common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms
  • handle the patient’s assessment , understand the observations and manage their disease
  • easily obtain clear practical advice
  • know what to tell the patient and relatives using jargon-free language
  • access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism

This updated edition

  • contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis,
  • introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart
  • has revised its case histories in line with current practice

Key Features

This updated edition:

contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis,

introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart

has revised its case histories in line with current practice


Author Information
By Richard N. Harrison, MD FRCP, Consultant Physician, The University Hospital of North Tees,Stockton on Tees, UK