Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 8th Edition
Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care, 8th Edition offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nursing students need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice.
- Quick-reference format is ideal for updating emergency nursing knowledge and improving patient care.
- Detailed discussions for each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions.
- Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association for more than 30 years ensures this book is a mainstay for best practices in emergency nursing.
- Content presented in a bulleted format provides quick and easy access to vital information.
- Practice points highlighted in special boxes offer quick reference to important content.
- NEW! Restructured table of contents presents anatomically related medical and trauma chapters sequentially for quick reference.
- NEW! Considerations for critical care in the ED.
- NEW! Considerations for the transgender patient.
- NEW! Section on human trafficking in the Interpersonal Violence and Abuse chapter.
- NEW! Section on violent risk assessment in the Workplace Violence chapter.
- NEW! Color photos insert visually highlights and clarifies key content.
- EXPANDED! Substance Abuse and Addiction Emergencies chapter covers methamphetamines, bath salts, marijuana edibles, opioid abuse/prescription drug abuse, heroin/Narcan, and substance abuse disorder.
- EXPANDED! Chapter on end-of-life includes information on palliative care considerations.
- UPDATED! Infectious Diseases chapter addresses coronavirus 19 (COVID-19), Ebola, and vector-borne malaria.
I. BASIC EMERGENCY ISSUES
1. Legal Considerations
2. Ethical Considerations
3. Workplace Violence
4. Patient Safety
5. Disaster Considerations
6. Infectious Diseases
8. Care of the Patient with Pain
9. Forensic Considerations
10. Patient Care Management
II. MEDICAL AND TRAUMATIC EMERGENCIES
11. Respiratory Emergencies
12. Cardiovascular Emergencies
13. Cardiopulmonary Arrest
14. Chest Trauma
15. Shock Emergencies
16. Neurologic Emergencies
17. Head, Neck, and vertebral Column Trauma
18. Facial, Ocular, ENT, and Dental Emergencies
19. Facial, Ocular, ENT, and Dental Trauma
20. Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies
21. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
22. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
23. Obstetric and Gynecologic Trauma
24. Sexually Transmitted Infections
25. Musculoskeletal Trauma
26. Wound Management
27. Burn Trauma
28. Interpersonal Violence and Abuse
29. Sexual Assault
30. Environmental Emergencies and Trauma
31. Bite and Sting Emergencies
32. Metabolic Emergencies
33. Hematologic, Oncologic, and Immunologic Emergencies
34. Toxicologic Emergencies
35. Substance Abuse and Addiction Emergencies
III. SPECIAL POPULATION CONSIDERATIONS
36. Considerations for Critical Care in the Emergency Department
37. Palliative and End-of-Life Considerations
38. Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Considerations
39. Mental Health Emergencies
40. Considerations for the Patient with Morbid Obesity
41. Considerations for the Gender Diverse Patient
42. Geriatric Emergency and Trauma Considerations
Color Photo Inserts