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Mean arterial blood pressure and the assessment of acutely ill patients

Mean arterial blood pressure and the assessment of acutely ill patients

Ferns, Terry, Harris, Graham, McMahon, Teresa and Wright, Kerry (2010) Mean arterial blood pressure and the assessment of acutely ill patients. Nursing Standard, 25 (12). pp. 40-44. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

This article discusses the role of vital sign data collection in the acute setting when assessing patients at risk of or actually clinically deteriorating. Specifically, the article focuses on explaining the important concepts of mean arterial blood pressure and pulse pressure as indicators of clinical deterioration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, intensive care, patient assessment, screening
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4105

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