Sheehy's Emergency Nursing

Principles and Practice

Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. Key coverage includes clinical fundamentals, treatment for trauma and medical-surgical emergencies, the foundations of emergency nursing practice, and special populations.

Book, 864 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09425-2


  • Unit I: Foundations of Emergency Nursing

    1. Emergency Nursing: An Historical Perspective

    2. Emergency Nursing Practice

    3. Legal and Regulatory Constructs

    4. Cultural Dimensions

    Unit II: Professional Practice

    5. Evidence-Based Practice

    6. Research

    Unit III: Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing

    7. Triage

    8. Patient Assessment

    9. Air and Surface Patient Transport

    10. Vascular Access and Fluid Replacement

    11. Wound Management

    12. Pain

    13. Family Presence During Resuscitation - NEW!

    14. Organ and Tissue Donation

    15. Palliative and End of Life in the Emergency Department

    16. Forensic Nursing in the Emergency Department - NEW!

    17. Emergency Operations Preparedness

    18. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction - NEW!

    19. Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department - NEW!

    Unit IV: Major Trauma Emergencies

    20. Epidemiology of Trauma

    21. Head Trauma

    22. Spinal Trauma

    23. Thoracic Trauma

    24. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

    25. Orthopedic and Neurovascular Trauma

    26. Burns

    27. Maxillofacial Trauma

    28. Pediatric Trauma

    29. Obstetric Trauma

    Unit V: Medical and Surgical Emergencies

    30. Respiratory Emergencies

    31. Cardiovascular Emergencies

    32. Shock Emergencies

    33. Neurologic Emergencies

    34. Gastrointestinal Emergencies

    35. Renal and Genitourinary Emergencies

    36. Fluids and Electrolytes

    37. Endocrine Emergencies

    38. Infections and Communicable Diseases

    39. Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic - NEW!

    40. Environmental Emergencies

    41. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

    42. Toxicologic Emergencies

    43. Gynecologic Emergencies

    44. Dental, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Facial Emergencies

    45. Ocular Emergencies

    Unit VI: Special Patient Populations

    46. Obstetric Emergencies

    47. Pediatric Emergencies

    48. Child Abuse and Neglect

    49. Intimate Partner Violence

    50. Elder Abuse and Neglect

    51. Behavioral Health Emergencies

    52. Substance Abuse

    53. Sexual Assault


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