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Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments

by Chris Carter

Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments Synopsis

All hospitals have critically ill patients, and their management depends upon the resources available. In many low income countries, critically ill patients may be admitted to a critical care unit; however, many are nursed on wards due to a lack of critical care beds or simply die before they reach the hospital. This book provides guidance on the unique situations for nurses working in these challenging environments, while considering ethical decision-making, providing appropriate services, and the types of patients admitted. Topics covered include: working in a resource limited environment; cultural awareness and international agendas; provision and access to healthcare services; ethical considerations in the context of resource limited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments prepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health.

Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments Press Reviews

The book is purposeful, practical and a model of professionalism. The author never resorts to the sensationalism or sentimentalism that pervades the literature from the global north about nursing in low-income countries. The author has a dispassionate style that is rational and mindful of the need to provide unequivocal information. The single-author approach has given the book a consistent style of writing that avoids overlap and repetition. The clinical content is as detailed as possible and contains many guidelines, and black and white pictures and photographs. The references are superb and contain a considerable amount of evidence and information about a fledgling topic. The book describes the phenomenon of global health and provides some justification for the growing number of critical care units in low-income countries. Another worthy feature of the book is the information about defence nursing and the type of resource-limited environments that confront the military. David Muir. PhD Candidate, University of Hull

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138093515
Publication date: 24th June 2019
Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 348 pages
Categories: Nursing, Health systems & services,

About Chris Carter

Chris Carter is a Major in Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, where he has had roles as a practitioner and as an educator. He is currently a nurse lecturer at the Defence School of Healthcare Education, Department of Healthcare Education, Birmingham City University, UK. Major Carter chairs the Royal College of Nursing Defence Nursing Forum.

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