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Accident & Emergency : Theory into Practice - Brian Dolan

Accident & Emergency

Theory into Practice

Paperback Published: 19th April 2013
ISBN: 9780702043154
Number Of Pages: 608

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Accident & Emergency: Theory into Practice is the comprehensive textbook for emergency nurses, covering the full range of emergency care issues, including trauma management and trauma care, the lifespan, psychological issues, physiology for practice, practice and professional issues. This book is about more than what a nurse should do; it is about why it should be done, leading to sustainable and safer practice.

The third edition of this ever-popular text expands its horizons to include contributions from emergency care professionals in New Zealand, Australia and the Republic of Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom. Key Features

  • Applied anatomy and physiology and how it changes in injury and ill health
  • Treatment and management of a wide range of emergency conditions
  • Includes emergency care across the life continuum, trauma management, psychological dimensions and practice and professional issues.
New to this Edition
  • 'Transportation of the critically ill patient' chapter outlines the nursing and operational considerations related to transportation of the acutely ill person.
  • 'Creating patient flow' chapter overviews the concepts behind patient flow across the wider health system and introduces the key concept of staff and patient time. It explores some of the techniques used in manufacturing and service industries and its application to health system, illustrating how to reduce the waste of patient and staff time.
  • 'Managing issues of culture and power in ED' chapter demonstrates that cultural awareness is about much more than recognising the different religious needs of patients and their families; it's also about recognising culture, diversity, stereotyping and expressions of power.
  • Updated to reflect the latest practice and guidelines in this fast-changing field of practice.

Part 1 Trauma management
1. Pre-hospital care
2. Trauma life support
3. Major incidents
4. Transportation of the acutely ill patient

Part 2 Trauma care
5. Head injuries
6. Skeletal injuries
7. Spinal injuries
8. Thoracic injuries
9. Abdominal injuries
10. Maxillofacial injuries
11. Burns

Part 3 Psychological dimensions
12. Aggression
13. Stress and stress management
14. Care of the bereaved
15. Mental health emergencies

Part 4 Life continuum
16. Infants
17. Pre-school child
18. Age 5 to puberty
19. Adolescence
20. Young adults
21. Middle years
22. Older people

Part 5 Physiology for ED practice
23. Physiology for ED practice
24. Wound care
25. Pain and pain management
26. Local and regional anaesthesia

Part 6 Emergency care
27. Cardiac emergencies
28. Medical emergencies
29. Surgical emergencies
30. Gynaecological and obstetric emergencies
31. Ophthalmic emergencies
32. Ear, nose and throat emergencies

Part 7 Practice issues in emergency care
33. People with learning disabilities
34. Health promotion
35. Triage

Part 8 Professional issues in ED
36. Leadership
37. Clinical decision-making
38. Ethical issues
39. Law
40. Health & safety
41. Managing issues of culture and power in ED
42. Improving patient flow

Appendix: Normal values

ISBN: 9780702043154
ISBN-10: 070204315X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 19th April 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 27.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.52
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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