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Intensive Care Aftercare - Richard Griffiths

Intensive Care Aftercare

Paperback Published: 17th December 2001
ISBN: 9780750649834
Number Of Pages: 176

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* A much needed guide to detailed follow up and focused care of patients following a stay on the intensive care unit * Looks at the longer term residual effects of critical illness, including disability, functionality and specific disorders and problems * Includes practical information on running an aftercare programme, including where, when, how and who * Focuses not only on the patient but also on the needs of the relatives * Written for the multidisciplinary hospital and community teams

Introduction: Why follow-up is needed
Audit Commission report recommendations
Immediate Problems after ICU: Neuromuscular problems and physical weakness
Acute psychological problems, e.g. anxiety, amnesia and drug withdrawal
Delusions and hallucinatory memories of ICU
After Discharge from Hospital: Sexual problems
Nutrition
Physical and Psychological recovery
Specific disease outcomes
Aftercare Programme - Where, when, how, and who, including ward visits and outpatient clinics for patients and relatives?
Ward visits and the role of the clinical nurse practitioner
Ward visits and the role of the ICU Doctor
Setting up an Outpatient Clinic: Doctor led
Nurse led
Rehabilitation after critical illness
Bereavement
Interventions on ICU that may impact on later recovery: Patient diaries
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ISBN: 9780750649834
ISBN-10: 0750649836
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 17th December 2001
Publisher: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.9  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.36

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