This paper/report is a case study discusses homeostasis and how it relates to acute care. The paper uses a case study to demonstrate how acute care can be treated and managed. As a nursing student, you can find useful information and ideas on how to handle acute care situations from this high quality past (student) paper/report. Context: UK. Here is a preview of the paper.
Nursing Care of Patients with Acute Changes
In this paper acute illness and how it can be treated and managed is discussed. So as to demonstrate a broader understanding of the patho-physiological changes that can potentially take place during acute illness, a case study of a patient will be used (see appendix) – Nursing Care Patient Acute Changes. The paper discusses homeostasis, the patho-physiological changes in acute illness and the National Early Warning Score and Sepsis Screening tool. It also discusses the structured approach to assessing and managing acutely ill patients, before focusing on patient screening, assessment, and management of acute illness. In addition, it discusses the role of the nurse in the management of patients with cardiac arrest, ethical issues surrounding resuscitation, and human factors in resuscitation. The paper also discusses the importance of communication in the management of patients and before concluding (nursing care patients with acute changes – UK).
Korotkov (2013, p. 53) defines homeostasis as “the property of an open system, in living organisms, to regulate its internal environment as to maintain a stable condition, by means of multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustments controlled by interrelated regulation mechanisms”. As noted by Clark and Ketchell (2011) in this case, the body regulates parameters or variables within a specific range of values. Homeostasis, represents the processes for the maintenance of conditions under which cells, and, therefore, the body can function effectively. Homeostasis typically involves a negative feedback loop that counteracts the changes in a variable from the set point or norm (Starr and McMillan 2013)…. Continue Reading
Patho-physiological Changes in Acute Illness
National Early Warning Score and Sepsis Screening Tool
Structured Approach to Assessing and Managing Acutely Ill Patients
Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) Approach
– Assessing and Managing the Airway
– Assessing and Managing Breathing
– Assessing and Managing Circulation
– Assessing and Managing Disability
– Assessing and Managing Exposure
The Nurse’s Role in Further Management
Nurse’s Role in the Co-Ordination and Managing Cardiac Arrest Patients
Ethical Aspects of Resuscitation
Human Factors in Resuscitation
The Importance of Communication
Appendix: Case study of James, a 22 year old male who has been admitted to coronary care unit (CCU).