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By Jane Mallett, John Albarran, Annette Richardson

This handbook is aimed toward all healthcare practitioners, from amateur to professional, who take care of the significantly unwell sufferer, recognising that various disciplines give a contribution to the supply of potent care and that crucial wisdom and abilities are shared by means of all practitioners. It presents evidence-based directions on center serious care techniques and incorporates a complete competency framework and particular talents to permit practitioners to evaluate their skills and services. every one bankruptcy presents a finished review, starting with easy ideas and progressing to extra advanced rules, to aid practitioners to enhance their wisdom, talents and knowledge in severe care.

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2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies 2 Importance of critical care Healthcare around the world, to a greater or lesser degree, encompasses the treatment and care of people with a wide range of conditions. Some will be critically ill and clinical decisions and interventions will have immediate and funda­ mental impact on whether they live and/or their degree of recovery. It is, therefore, imperative that treatment and care of critically ill patients is the best that can be provided.

The first element of professional competence is to recognize one’s limitations: the recognition of the care that can be provided safely and independently and the actions that require co-dependence on other healthcare professionals (NMC 2010). Clinical decisions about when to act, when to wait, when to accrue more clinical information and/or evidence, and when to refer to others are all part of competent performance (Fero et al. 2009). This implies knowledge, skills, appropriate attitudes, and the ability to perform safely and correctly (Axley 2008).

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