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ASTNA Patient Transport

Principles and Practice

Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings.

Hardbound, 848 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05749-3

Contents

  • Unit I. HISTORY AND THE CURRENT ROLE OF GROUND AND AIR TRANSPORT NURSES

    1. History of Patient Transport

    2. Preparation for Practice

    3. Certification

    4. Members of the Transport Team


    Unit II. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE

    5. Transport Physiology

    6. Extrication and Scene Management

    7. Disaster Management

    8. Communications

    9. Safety and Survival


    Unit III. PATIENT CARE PRINCIPLES

    10. Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport

    11. Airway and Ventilation Management

    12. Mechanical Ventilation NEW!

    13. The Use of Technology During Transport NEW!

    14. Shock Management


    Unit IV. TRAUMA

    15. General Principles of Trauma Management

    16. Neurologic Trauma

    17. Thoracic Trauma

    18. Abdominal Trauma

    19. Orthopedic Trauma

    20. Burn Trauma


    Unit V. MEDICAL PROBLEMS

    21. Neurologic Emergencies

    22. Cardiovascular Emergencies

    23. Pulmonary Emergencies

    24. Abdominal Emergencies

    25. Infectious Diseases


    Unit VI. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

    26. Cold-Related Emergencies

    27. Heat-Related Emergencies

    28. Diving Emergencies

    29. Toxicologic Emergencies


    Unit VII. SELECTED PATIENT POPULATIONS

    30. The Pregnant Patient

    31. The Neonatal Patient

    32. The Pediatric Patient

    33. Military Transport NEW!


    Unit VIII. PATIENT CARE ISSUES

    34. Research and Quality Management

    35. Legal Issues

    36. Ethical Issues

    37. The Family and Transport


    Unit IX. MANAGEMENT

    38. Marketing

    39. Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport

    40. Stress and Stress Management


    APPENDIX

    A. Post-Accident Resource Document

    B. Medical Condition List and Appropriate Use of Air Medical Transport

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