The emergency patient can be a stressful presentation in practice; requiring prompt triage and stabilisation. Nurses can play a pivotal role in ensuring these patients are dealt with in a controlled, effective and efficient manner from initial assessment at triage through emergency stabilisation and ultimately in the specific management of their condition.
This series of nine videos with Nicola Lakeman will enable you to perform a complete and thorough triage examination, make decisions on oxygen therapy requirements and be able to confidently implement fluid therapy and blood transfusion plans; whilst providing you with a clear understanding of shock and transfusion medicine.
Topics covered include:
- Triage: emergency assessment of the major body systems and capsule history taking
- Fluid resuscitation: what to give, how much to give and when
- Shock: assessment and treatment
- Analgesia for the emergency patient
- Oxygen therapy
- Reproductive emergencies; whelping, kittening, caesarean, pyometra, post-operative care and resuscitation of offspring
- Dealing with diabetic emergencies; hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis
- Decontamination and supportive treatment of toxicities
- Stabilising blocked bladder patients
- Prevention and stabilisation of GDVs
- Nursing the seizuring patient
- Transfusion medicine: cross matching, blood typing, blood products and protocols
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