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Category list : Abnormal vital signs

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  • Patients who develop pyrexia must be closely monitored following the ABCDE approach

    How to ensure patient observations lead to effective management of patients with pyrexia  Subscription

    Clinical8 January, 2010

    There is considerable debate about the management of this common clinical condition. It is vital to know about treatment options to ensure optimal care

  • Blood transfusions 2: Signs and symptoms of acute reactionsSubscription

    Clinical22 January, 2008

    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.

  • Blood Transfusions 1: How to monitor for adverse reactions

    Blood Transfusions 1: How to monitor for adverse reactionsSubscription

    Clinical14 January, 2008

    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.

  • The effective assessment of acute breathlessness in a patient.Subscription

    Clinical15 June, 2004

    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:

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