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Acute emergencies

Nathan, Martina, McNee, Peter and Davies, Jan 2020. Acute emergencies. Brimble, Mandy and McNee, Peter, eds. Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long-Term Conditions, Second Edition, Wiley Blackwell, pp. 193-210. (10.1002/9781119653134.ch9)

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This chapter explores some of the key factors that need to be considered for the assessment and management of children and young people with long‐term illness who have an acute emergency either as a result of their chronic illness or an unrelated health problem. It also explores the context of care in relation to the environment in which care is delivered and its impact on ongoing medical and nursing care. The chapter further explores the factors that may lead to acute emergencies in children and young people with long‐term illness and the relevant treatment and management requirements; a case study examining the care of a child with an oncology condition are used to exemplify these factors. In the 1940s, cytotoxic chemotherapy was introduced as part of standard treatment for childhood cancer. Cytotoxic chemotherapy is given by many different routes. The most common in childhood cancer are intravenous, oral, intrathecal and subcutaneous.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119653110
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 10:20

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