Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics - 1st Edition

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

1st Edition

Authors: Kate Curtis Clair Ramsden
Imprint: Mosby Australia


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.

Key Features

  • Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ
  • Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue
  • Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication
  • Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters
  • Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health
  • Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients
  • Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions
  • Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter
  • Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment
  • Case studies supported by questions throughout
  • Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research.
  • Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links
  • Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Table of Contents

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 emergencie


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About the Author

Kate Curtis

Affiliations and Expertise

RN BN Grad Dip (Crit Care) MNurs (Hons) PhD, Associate Professor at Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant, St George Hospital, Sydney

Clair Ramsden

Affiliations and Expertise

MA (Health Service Management) MA (Health Care Ethics Area), Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, NSW Health, Sydney, and Associate Professor, Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, AUS