Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Aug 15, 2011 - Medical - 1494 pages
Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients.
This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses.
Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day.
  • Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ
  • Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue
  • Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication
  • Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters
  • Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health
  • Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients
  • Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions
  • Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter
  • Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment
  • Case studies supported by questions throughout
  • Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research.
  • Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links
  • Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

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2 Professional practice
3 Systems and clinical fundamentals
4 Emergencies
5 Unique populations
6 Major trauma
7 End of life
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