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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

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Published: 12th September 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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      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: 12th September 2011
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0  x 6.0
      Weight (kg): 3.771
      Edition Number: 1