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Emergency and Trauma Care : For Nurses and Paramedics : Australian Edition - Kate Curtis

Emergency and Trauma Care

For Nurses and Paramedics : Australian Edition


Published: 15th August 2011
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Emergency and Trauma Case is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Case brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day.

Key Features

  • Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ
  • Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue
  • Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication
  • Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters
  • Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health
  • Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients
  • Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions
  • Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter
  • Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment
  • Case studies supported by questions throughout
  • Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research.
  • Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links
  • Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
About the Author

By Kate Curtis, Trauma, Clinical Nurse Consultant, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia and Clair Ramsden, Masters in Health Service Management. Masters in Health Care Ethics Area Director of Nursing Southern NSW Local Hospital Network, Queanbeyan Hospital


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    good ED nursing text !

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      well written text in Emergency nursing.

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      You have to have this book

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        I have been searching for an australian written paramedic text book for years and finally they've written one, it has alot of information needed for on road and hospital based stuff aswell, awesome, I hope they write another one just for paramedics for signs and symptoms and treatment methods for all the things they face.
        Excellent keep up the good work.

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        Exactly what I was after!

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        Reference book written for Australia/NZ

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        For every presenting problem, there is a Description - Diagnosis - Management, which is clear & easy to understand.

        It's written for Australian & New Zealand health providers, so it uses names/terms that are familiar.

        Am a Trainee Paramedic & I've found it to be a concise reference that I wish I had bought at the start of my course.

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        Section 1 Overview of emergency care

        Chapter 1: Emergency nursing and the practice environment

        Chapter 2: Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and New Zealand

        Section 2 Professional practice

        Chapter 3: Clinical ethics for emergency healthcare

        Chapter 4: Emergency care and the law

        Chapter 5: Cultural considerations in emergency care

        Chapter 6: Management and leadership

        Section 3 Systems and clinical fundamentals

        Chapter 7: Professional development

        Chapter 8: Research for emergency care

        Chapter 9: Patient education

        Chapter 10: Scene assessment, management and rescue

        Chapter 11: Pre-hospital clinical reasoning, triage and communication

        Chapter 12: Major incident preparedness management

        Chapter 13: Emergency nursing triage

        Chapter 14: Patient assessment and essentials of care

        Chapter 15: Resuscitation

        Chapter 16: Stabilisation and transfer

        Chapter17: Clinical skills

        Chapter18: Minor injury and management

        Chapter19: Pain management

        Chapter 20:Physiology for emergency care

        Section 4 Emergencies

        Chapter 21:Respiratory emergencies

        Chapter 22: Cardiovascular emergencies

        Chapter 23: Neurological emergencies

        Chapter 24:Gastrointestinal emergencies

        Chapter 25: Renal and genitourinary emergencies

        Chapter 26: Endocrine emergencies

        Chapter 27: Infectious and communicable diseases

        Chapter 28: Pandemics and environmental emergencies

        Chapter 29: Haematological emergencies

        Chapter 30: Toxicological emergencies

        Chapter 31: Envenomation

        Chapter 32: Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies

        Chapter 33: Ocular emergencies and trauma

        Chapter 34: Gynaecological emergencies

        Section 5 Unique populations

        Chapter 35: Obstetric emergencies

        Chapter 36: Paediatric emergencies

        Chapter 37: Mental health emergencies

        Chapter 38: People with disabilities

        Chapter 39: The older person

        Chapter 40: Violence, abuse and assault

        Chapter 41: Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

        Section 6 Major trauma

        Chapter 42: An overview of trauma

        Chapter 43: Mechanisms of injury

        Chapter 44: Major trauma initial assessment and management

        Chapter 45: Traumatic brain injury

        Chapter 46: Faciomaxillary trauma

        Chapter 47: Thoracic and neck trauma

        Chapter 48: Abdominal and genitourinary trauma

        Chapter 49: Spinal trauma

        Chapter 50: Major orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma

        Chapter 51: Blast injury

        Chapter 52: Burns trauma

        Section 7 End of life

        Chapter 53: Death and dying

        Chapter 54: Organ and tissue donation

        ISBN: 9780729539821
        ISBN-10: 0729539822
        Audience: Professional
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 1520
        Published: 15th August 2011
        Publisher: Elsevier Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0  x 6.0
        Weight (kg): 3.771
        Edition Number: 1