Emergency Nursing at a Glance (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
182
Utgivningsdatum
2016-03-18
Förlag
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
266 x 209 x 12 mm
Vikt
544 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781118867679
Emergency Nursing at a Glance (häftad)

Emergency Nursing at a Glance

Häftad Engelska, 2016-03-18
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From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide-ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment, common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. Covers care of adults, children, and those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres.
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This is an excellent resource for emergency nurses of all levels. It highlights common presentations to the emergency department (ED) from wounds to poisoning to cardiac arrests...It should be mandatory reading for all nurses starting a career in the ED (Nursing Standard- Sept 2016)

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Natalie Holbery, Lecturer/Practitioner Emergency Care, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston University and St George's, University of London Paul Newcombe, Associate Professor, Kingston University and St George's, University of London

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Contributors vii Preface viii Acknowledgements viii About the companion website ix Part 1 Initial patient assessment 1 1 The context of emergency nursing 2 2 Pre-hospital care 4 3 Triage 6 4 The ABCDE approach 8 5 Track and trigger systems 10 6 Pain 12 Part 2 Airway and breathing 15 7 Airway assessment and management 16 8 Assessment of breathing 18 9 Oxygen therapy 20 10 Respiratory conditions 22 Part 3 Circulation 25 11 Assessment of circulation 26 12 Circulation interventions 28 13 Shock 30 14 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) 32 15 Cardiac arrhythmias 34 16 Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) 36 17 Heart failure 38 18 Advanced life support (ALS) 40 Part 4 Disability 43 19 Assessment of neurological function 44 20 The unconscious patient 46 21 Stroke 48 22 Seizures 50 23 Headache 52 Part 5 Emergency presentations and conditions 55 24 Abdominal pain 56 25 Gastrointestinal bleed 58 26 Genitourinary conditions 60 27 Acute kidney injury (AKI) 62 28 Diabetic emergencies 64 29 Obstetrics and gynaecology 66 Part 6 Poisoning and overdose 71 30 Poisoning: Assessment and management 72 31 Poisoning: Prescription and non-prescription drugs 74 32 Poisoning: Other substances 76 33 Alcohol misuse 78 Part 7 Infectious diseases 81 34 Infectious diseases 82 35 Notifiable diseases 84 36 Sexually transmitted infections (STI) 86 Part 8 Vulnerable patient groups 89 37 Domestic abuse 90 38 Sexual assault 92 39 The mental health patient in the emergency department (ED) 94 40 Risk assessment, self-harm and suicide 96 41 Common mental health problems 98 42 The patient with dementia 100 43 The patient with an intellectual disability 102 Part 9 Children in the emergency department 105 44 Children in the emergency department (ED) 106 45 Safeguarding children 108 46 Recognising the sick child 110 47 Common illnesses in children 112 48 Paediatric advanced life support 114 Part 10 Minor injuries and conditions 117 49 Minor injuries in children 118 50 Lower limb injuries 120 51 Upper limb injuries 122 52 Wounds 124 53 Eye conditions 126 54 Ear, nose and throat conditions 128 Part 11 Major Trauma 131 55 Trauma in context 132 56 Primary survey 134 57 Head and spinal injury 136 58 Chest trauma 138 59 Limb injuries 140 60 Abdominal and pelvic trauma 142 61 Massive haemorrhage 144 62 Burns 146 63 Trauma: Special circumstances 148 64 Trauma in children 150 65 Major incident 152 Part 12 Patient transfer and end of life care 155 66 Patient transfer 156 67 End of life care 158 Further reading/references 161 Index 165