Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics book cover

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

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.


Published: August 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7982-7


  • Section 1 Overview of emergency care

    Chapter 1: Emergency nursing and the practice environment

    Chapter 2: Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and New Zealand

    Section 2 Professional practice

    Chapter 3: Clinical ethics for emergency healthcare

    Chapter 4: Emergency care and the law

    Chapter 5: Cultural considerations in emergency care

    Chapter 6: Management and leadership

    Section 3 Systems and clinical fundamentals

    Chapter 7: Professional development

    Chapter 8: Research for emergency care

    Chapter 9: Patient education

    Chapter 10: Scene assessment, management and rescue

    Chapter 11: Pre-hospital clinical reasoning, triage and communication

    Chapter 12: Major incident preparedness management

    Chapter 13: Emergency nursing triage

    Chapter 14: Patient assessment and essentials of care

    Chapter 15: Resuscitation

    Chapter 16: Stabilisation and transfer

    Chapter17: Clinical skills

    Chapter18: Minor injury and management

    Chapter19: Pain management

    Chapter 20:Physiology for emergency care

    Section 4 Emergencies

    Chapter 21:Respiratory emergencies

    Chapter 22: Cardiovascular emergencies

    Chapter 23: Neurological emergencies

    Chapter 24:Gastrointestinal emergencies

    Chapter 25: Renal and genitourinary emergencies

    Chapter 26: Endocrine emergencies

    Chapter 27: Infectious and communicable diseases

    Chapter 28: Pandemics and environmental emergencies

    Chapter 29: Haematological emergencies

    Chapter 30: Toxicological emergencies

    Chapter 31: Envenomation

    Chapter 32: Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies

    Chapter 33: Ocular emergencies and trauma

    Chapter 34: Gynaecological emergencies

    Section 5 Unique populations

    Chapter 35: Obstetric emergencies

    Chapter 36: Paediatric emergencies

    Chapter 37: Mental health emergencies

    Chapter 38: People with disabilities

    Chapter 39: The older person

    Chapter 40: Violence, abuse and assault

    Chapter 41: Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

    Section 6 Major trauma

    Chapter 42: An overview of trauma

    Chapter 43: Mechanisms of injury

    Chapter 44: Major trauma initial assessment and management

    Chapter 45: Traumatic brain injury

    Chapter 46: Faciomaxillary trauma

    Chapter 47: Thoracic and neck trauma

    Chapter 48: Abdominal and genitourinary trauma

    Chapter 49: Spinal trauma

    Chapter 50: Major orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma

    Chapter 51: Blast injury

    Chapter 52: Burns trauma

    Section 7 End of life

    Chapter 53: Death and dying

    Chapter 54: Organ and tissue donation


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