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ASTNA Patient Transport, 4th Edition

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ASTNA Patient Transport, 4th Edition

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Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings.
  • Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice.
  • Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients.
  • Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care.
  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes.
  • 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care.
  • Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters.
  • Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters.
  • Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes.
  • Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes.
  • Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations.
  • Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.
Unit I. HISTORY AND THE CURRENT ROLE OF GROUND AND AIR TRANSPORT NURSES

1. History of Patient Transport

2. Preparation for Practice

3. Certification

4. Members of the Transport Team


Unit II. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE

5. Transport Physiology

6. Extrication and Scene Management

7. Disaster Management

8. Communications

9. Safety and Survival


Unit III. PATIENT CARE PRINCIPLES

10. Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport

11. Airway and Ventilation Management

12. Mechanical Ventilation NEW!

13. The Use of Technology During Transport NEW!

14. Shock Management


Unit IV. TRAUMA

15. General Principles of Trauma Management

16. Neurologic Trauma

17. Thoracic Trauma

18. Abdominal Trauma

19. Orthopedic Trauma

20. Burn Trauma


Unit V. MEDICAL PROBLEMS

21. Neurologic Emergencies

22. Cardiovascular Emergencies

23. Pulmonary Emergencies

24. Abdominal Emergencies

25. Infectious Diseases


Unit VI. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

26. Cold-Related Emergencies

27. Heat-Related Emergencies

28. Diving Emergencies

29. Toxicologic Emergencies


Unit VII. SELECTED PATIENT POPULATIONS

30. The Pregnant Patient

31. The Neonatal Patient

32. The Pediatric Patient

33. Military Transport NEW!


Unit VIII. PATIENT CARE ISSUES

34. Research and Quality Management

35. Legal Issues

36. Ethical Issues

37. The Family and Transport


Unit IX. MANAGEMENT

38. Marketing

39. Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport

40. Stress and Stress Management


APPENDIX

A. Post-Accident Resource Document

B. Medical Condition List and Appropriate Use of Air Medical Transport
ASTNA and Renee S. Holleran, RN, PhD, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, CTRN, FAEN, Nurse Manager, Adult Transport Service, Intermountain Life Flight, Salt Lake City, UT
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