ISBN: 9780702058790
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
List Price: $68.95

Accident & Emergency - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Brian Dolan, FRSA, MSc(Oxon), MSc(Nurs), RMN, RGN and Lynda Holt, MA, RGN, EN(G), DipHS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702058790
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
List Price: $68.95

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

      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


    • 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