Understanding the care of patients with acute pancreatitis
Elaine Hughes Pre-registration Nurse Lecturer, Edge Hill School of Health, Liverpool
Although acute pancreatitis can be potentially life-threatening, patients with this condition can be monitored in the ward area. For this reason, it is essential that nurses have a good understanding of the physiology surrounding the illness and the significance of close and careful monitoring of patients with this condition.
Nursing Standard. 18, 18,45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.01.18.18.45.c3527
Published in print: 14 January 2004Peer review
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