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Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics : 2nd Edition - Kate Curtis

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

2nd Edition


Published: 15th September 2015
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The second edition of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of clinical procedures and issues encountered in contemporary emergency care in Australia and New Zealand.

Written by leading academics and clinicians, this fully revised and updated edition follows the patient's journey from pre-hospital retrieval to definitive care. With a strong focus on multidisciplinary care, this evidence-based emergency and trauma resource will appeal to pre-hospital care providers, rural, remote and urban emergency nurses and allied health professionals, as well as disaster management and interfacility transport staff.

Essential concepts are covered in a logical order, commencing with:

  • An introduction to emergency professions and professional issues
  • Clinical and health systems
  • Patient presentations ordered by body system as well as toxicology, envenomation, ocular, environmental emergencies and unique population groups
  • Major trauma assessment and management and end-of-life care information and considerations.
Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e continues to be the pre-eminent resource for students preparing to enter the emergency environment and for clinicians seeking a greater understanding of multidisciplinary care from retrieval through to rehabilitation.

Key Features
  • A cultural safety approach is included throughout - addressing cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Mãori health
  • Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter
  • Practice tips throughout assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment
  • Case studies are supported by questions and answers to encourage active learning
  • New online resources available on Evolve, including over 30 new case studies with paramedic-specific questions.
New to this Edition
  • Highlighted skills - cross references to the Clinical Skills chapter throughout text
  • Over 30 new case studies
  • Patient journey from pre-hospital and emergency-specific case studies
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of chapters
  • Chapter 35 Obstetric emergencies now includes 'Supporting a normal birth'.

* Emergency nursing and the practice environment* Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and New Zealand * Clinical ethics for emergency healthcare* Emergency care and the law * Cultural considerations in emergency care* Management and leadership* Professional development* Research for emergency care * Patient education* Scene assessment, management and rescue* Pre-hospital clinical reasoning, triage and communication* Major incident preparedness management* Emergency nursing triage* Patient assessment and essentials of care* Resuscitation* Stabilisation and transfer* Clinical skills* Minor injury and management* Pain management* Physiology for emergency care* Respiratory emergencies* Cardiovascular emergencies* Neurological emergencies* Gastrointestinal emergencies* Renal and genitourinary emergencies* Endocrine emergencies* Infectious and communicable diseases* Pandemics and Environmental emergencies* Haematological emergencies * Toxicological emergencies * Envenomation* Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies* Ocular emergencies and trauma* Gynaecological emergencies* Obstetric emergencies* Paediatric emergencies* Mental health emergencies* People with disabilities* The older person* Violence, abuse and assault* Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use* An overview of trauma* Mechanisms of injury* Major trauma initial assessment and management* Traumatic brain injury* Faciomaxillary trauma* Thoracic and neck trauma* Abdominal and genitourinary trauma* Spinal trauma* Major orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma* Blast injury* Burns trauma* Death and dying* Organ and tissue donation

ISBN: 9780729542050
ISBN-10: 072954205X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1454
Published: 15th September 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.5  x 5.6
Weight (kg): 3.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised