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

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

3rd Edition

By Richard N. Harrison, MD FRCP, Consultant Physician, The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, UK and Lynda Daly, RN RM RHV, Community Practitioner, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Community Trust, Guisborough, UK


1. Introduction: Immediate assessment of the critically ill

2. Cardiology

3. Respiratory medicine

4. Acute neurological problems

5. Gastroenterology

6. Diabetic complications

7. Thromboembolic disease

8. Deliberate self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse

9. The ?social admission?

10. Multisystem failure

11. Emerging problems: outbreaks and deliberate releases - SARS, toxins and biological agents