Accident & Emergency

Theory into Practice

Edited by

  • Brian Dolan, MSc(Oxon), MSc(Nurs), BSc(Hons), RMN, RGN, CHSM, Director of Service Improvement and Patient Flow, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand; Director, Dolan & Holt Consultancy Ltd., UK; Vice Chair, RCN Emergency Care Association, UK
  • 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

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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Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4676-6

Table of 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