• vital signs
    the acutely ill patient, respiratory rate should be counted for a full minute, rather than 30  seconds and then doubled (Morton and Rempher, 2009). In measuring the respiratory rate, the pattern should also be assessed and classified as eupnoea, tachypnoea, bradypnoea or hypopnoea (Moore, 2004...
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  • monitoring the post operative patient after emergency appendicectomy
    indicators of acutely deteriorating health; 2 Critically discuss the nursing care of an acutely ill person; 3 Examine the experiences of an acutely ill person and their family taking into consideration their psychosocial needs. Learning outcome 4 relates to what is seen in practice therefor we...
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  • Reflection
    and Clinical Excellence (2007). Acutely Ill Patients in Hospital: Recognition of and Response to Acute Illness in Adults in Hospital [Clinical Guideline 50]. NICE, London. National Patient Safety Agency (2007). Recognising and Responding Appropriately to Early Signs of Deterioration in...
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  • Effective Clinical Reasoning
    who are more likely to be or become seriously ill during their hospital stay. Although warning signs often precede serious adverse events there is consistent evidence that ‘at risk’ patients are not always identified or managed appropriately. It has also been noted in research studies that...
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  • Ssment and Management in Multisystem Failure
    assessed with diagnostic testing. Peripheral IV access should be initiated using a large diameter cannula prior to the start of this diagnostic testing. Drugs and intravenous fluids are usually needed in acutely ill patients and some blood samples could be taken from this access. Blood work...
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  • Diverse Health Needs
    appropriate skills, understanding, knowledge and competencies in the ‘monitoring, measurement, interpretation and prompt response to the acutely ill patient’ (NICE Clinical Guideline, 2007). Therefore, for me to develop professionally I had to look at the skills and knowledge which underpins the...
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  • Critical Care Nursing.
    skills of the nursing staff in recognizing signs of deterioration of the patient. Furthermore, there is failure to understand the life-saving importance of intravenous antibiotics and the necessity of intravenous access in the case of emergency in acutely ill patients, and failure of the regular review...
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  • Needs Assessement
    intake is more than the output will be noted. If the fluid chat is not accurate or there is delay in recognising and comparing the recordings can lead to possible problems for the patient. Reduced output of urine can flag up the signs of dehydration; this can be indicated by the patients’ blood...
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  • Interprofessional Working
    or chronically ill patients to surgeons that operates on brain tumour patient. Some of the aspects required in providing quality care in various health care facilities include recognising standard that ensure that proper procedure and staffing ratio are met, ensuring that medical records are...
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  • To What Extent Do You Think That the Fly Can Be Read as a Metaphor for the Cultural Fears and Anxieties Surrounding Hiv/Aids in American in the 1980s
    progression in AIDS patients, describing ill and dying people ‘bleeding from every place it is possible to bleed from, strong and healthy people in the prime of life vomiting blood, loosing their hair and being transformed into wizened bags of skin and bone within a matter of months… reduced to...
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  • Medical Surgical Nursing
    membrane Woks on the principles of diffusion (toxins and waste), osmosis (water), and ultra filtration (applies negative pressure to remove water) Hemodialysis * used for patients who are acutely ill and require short tem dialysis (days to weeks) and for patients with advanced CKD and ESRD who...
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  • Reflective Account of Increasing a Persons Observations on an Acute Mental Health Ward
    generate personal knowledge that will inform further practice (Rolfe, 2011a). A pseudonym of Tim has been used for the discussed patient to maintain confidentiality in accordance with the NMC code of conduct (2010a). Observation is one way in which mental health nurses can protect acutely mentally ill...
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  • Health Care Reform
    to show up to an emergency room for an acutely ill condition, they would not be turned away regardless of their insurance coverage. He justifies it by mentioning that it is the right thing to do. “And yet with the growing cost of healthcare millions of Americans can no longer afford to buy that...
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  • Sepsis
    write in and due to this, some staff members have been reluctant to engage with the process making it difficult to monitor deterioration in acutely ill patients. NICE (2011) I think that the MEWS chart was very effective in helping us monitor Barbara’s condition because we were able to use the...
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  • reflective on practices
    in confidence and now will ensure I confront my fears of acting against someone in the defence of a patient. Action Plan Using Gibbs’s reflective cycle has helped me make more sense of the situation and put things into perspective, recognising how I can put this learning experience to positive use...
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  • Critical Incident Analysis
    . National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2007) Acutely Ill Patients in Hospitals: Recognition and Response to Acute Illness in Adults in Hospital. Guideline 50. London: NICE National Patient Safety Agency (2007) Recognising and Responding Appropriately to Early Signs of Deterioration in...
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  • The Nursing Interventions Required for One
    Introduction The aim of this essay is to explore evidence based nursing intervention in the care and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in an acutely ill patient. The acutely ill patient involved in this essay was admitted to hospital due to cerebrovascular accident and...
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  • Made Up Flyer Aacn
    acutely and critically ill patients and their families1. Vision As the undisputed leader in credentialing nurses, AACN Certification Corporation has demonstrated that certification contributes to achieving optimal outcomes that are consistent with the goals and values of acutely and critically...
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  • Nvq Health and Social
    repeating physiological measurements: to check whether a patient is stable, improving or deteriorating; to ensure validity; chances of mistaken readings Reasons for recording and reporting physiological measurements: to meet local guidelines and regulations; to ensure patient records are accurate and...
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  • How Does the Midwife Confirm That a Pregnant Woman Is in Good Health?
    as deteriorating mental state.’ (Odell, 2010) ‘Respiratory rate, heart rate and adequacy of oxygenation are the most important physiological indicators of critically-ill patients.’ (Morris, 2010, p. 1180) After monitoring a woman’s vital signs for a given period and there is no sign of improvement...
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