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Pocket Guides Critical Care Placements

  • Authors: Rachel Dodd, Rachel Parkinson
  • ISBN: 9781908625816
  • Publisher: Scion Publishing
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2020
  • Format: Ring Binding – 100 pages
  • Language: English


A pocket-sized guide to help nursing students prepare for their critical care placement.

Critical care placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a demanding setting and caring for people when they are critically ill and at their most vulnerable. There is a large amount of new information to take in, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placement a less stressful and more rewarding learning experience.

From advanced life support to urinalysis, via myocardial infarction, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.

  • Written by current nursing students and edited by a senior lecturer – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
  • Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
  • Space to make your own notes – be it new information, unfamiliar terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues

Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Pocket Guides is a series of handy, pocket-sized books designed to help students make the most of their practice learning experiences.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
    1. How to use this book
    2. Person-centred care
  2. Advanced Life Support and assessments
    1. Advanced Life Support
      1. Cardiac arrest definition
      2. Basic Life Support
      3. Management of cardiac arrest
      4. Correct placement of defibrillation pads
      5. Four Hs and four Ts
      6. Effective CPR
    2. Assessments
      1. ABCDE assessment
      2. Trauma assessment
  3. Common conditions in critical care
    1. Shock
      1. Types of shock;
      2. Stages of shock
    2. Sepsis
      1. Signs and symptoms of sepsis
      2. Treatment of sepsis
    3. Cardiac emergencies
      1. Angina;
      2. Myocardial infarction (MI)
    4. Stroke
      1. Signs and symptoms of stroke;
      2. Assessment of stroke;
      3. Treatment of stroke
    5. Fractures
      1. Types of fracture;
      2. Signs and symptoms of fracture;
      3. Assessment of fracture;
      4. Treatment of fracture
  4. Toolkit
    1. SBAR handover
    2. Tests
      1. Understanding ABGs
    3. GCS and pupil observations
      1. GCS
      2. Pupil observations
    4. Urinalysis
      1. Methods of collecting urine
      2. Physical appearance
      3. Urine analysis
    5. ECG types, diagram and reading a rhythm strip
      1. Why use cardiac monitoring?
      2. 3-lead ECG
      3. 5-lead ECG
      4. 12-lead ECG
      5. Reading a rhythm strip
      6. Worked example
    6. Shockable and non-shockable rhythms
      1. Shockable rhythms
      2. Non-shockable rhythms
    7. Pain
      1. Assessment of pain
      2. Managing pain
    8. Common groups of medications
    9. Difficult conversations
    10. Top tips
  5. Resources
    1. Quick references
    2. Further reading
Additional information
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