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Accident & Emergency

Theory into Practice

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.

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Published: April 2013

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4315-4

Contents

  • 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

    Index

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