Category list : Abnormal vital signs
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VOL: 100, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 61 Rachel Booker, RGN, DN(Cert), HV, is head of student support, The National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick Breathing is a fundamental life process that usually occurs without conscious thought and, for the healthy person, is taken for granted. It involves:
This two-part unit explores the monitoring of patients receiving a blood transfusion. This first part outlines the importance of making careful checks before the transfusion, as well as that of monitoring a patient receiving a transfusion.
This two-part unit focuses on monitoring patients who have blood transfusions. The first part emphasised the importance of visual observations and monitoring patients’ vital signs to ensure rapid action should there be any adverse effects. This second part describes the physiology behind the signs and symptoms of a blood transfusion reaction.
How to ensure patient observations lead to effective management of patients with pyrexia Subscription
There is considerable debate about the management of this common clinical condition. It is vital to know about treatment options to ensure optimal care
Tachypnoea is one of the first signs of patient deterioration. To prevent further decline it is essential to know how to assess and manage a high respiratory rate
Tachycardia could indicate serious illness. It is essential that nurses promptly identify and act on this significant sign of patient deterioration
How to ensure patient observations lead to effective management of patients with bradycardia Subscription
Bradycardia can be an indication of life threatening heart block or impending asystole. It is vital that nurses can detect and respond to this clinical sign
Hypotension is one of the first signs of patient deterioration. Knowing how to identify and act on this observation quickly may prevent further deterioration
How to ensure patient observations lead to effective management of altered consciousnessSubscription
Altered consciousness is a sign of patient deterioration. It is essential that nurses are capable of promptly identifying and acting on this significant observation
How to ensure patient observations lead to effective management of patients with oliguria Subscription
Oliguria can be a sign of hypovolaemia and acute renal failure. Fluid balance must be accurately monitored so deficits can be corrected and complications prevented