Accident & Emergency - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
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.
- 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.
- ‘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
Part 3 Psychological dimensions
13. Stress and stress management
14. Care of the bereaved
15. Mental health emergencies
Part 4 Life continuum
17. Pre-school child
18. Age 5 to puberty
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
Part 8 Professional issues in ED
37. Clinical decision-making
38. Ethical issues
40. Health & safety
41. Managing issues of culture and power in ED
42. Improving patient flow
Appendix: Normal values
Brian Dolan, FRSA, MSc(Oxon), MSc(Nurs), RMN, RGN, Director, Health Service 360, Stratford upon Avon, UK; Visiting Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research, Oxford; Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester; Director of Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. and Lynda Holt, MA, RGN, EN(G), DipHS, Managing Director, Dolan & Holt Consultancy Ltd, UK; Formerly Chair, Royal College of Nursing Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, UK