Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

2nd Edition - September 15, 2015

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  • Authors: Kate Curtis, Clair Ramsden

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The second edition of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of clinical procedures and issues encountered in contemporary emergency care in Australia and New Zealand. Written by leading academics and clinicians, this fully revised and updated edition follows the patient’s journey from pre-hospital retrieval to definitive care. With a strong focus on multidisciplinary care, this evidence-based emergency and trauma resource will appeal to pre-hospital care providers, rural, remote and urban emergency nurses and allied health professionals, as well as disaster management and interfacility transport staff. Essential concepts are covered in a logical order, commencing with: An introduction to emergency professions and professional issues Clinical and health systems Patient presentations ordered by body system as well as toxicology, envenomation, ocular, environmental emergencies and unique population groups Major trauma assessment and management and end-of-life care information and considerations. Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e continues to be the pre-eminent resource for students preparing to enter the emergency environment and for clinicians seeking a greater understanding of multidisciplinary care from retrieval through to rehabilitation.

Key Features

  • A cultural safety approach is included throughout - addressing cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Mãori health
  • Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter
  • Practice tips throughout assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment
  • Case studies are supported by questions and answers to encourage active learning
  • New online resources available on Evolve, including over 30 new case studies with paramedic-specific questions.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Overview of Emergency Care
    Section 2: Systems and Clinical Fundamentals
    Section 3: Clinical Concepts and Systems
    Section 4: Emergencies
    Section 5: Major trauma
    Section 6: End of Life

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2015
  • Published: September 15, 2015
  • Imprint: Elsevier

About the Authors

Kate Curtis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emergency and Trauma Care, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Clinical Nurse Consultant Emergency, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, NSW, Australia ; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia ; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Clair Ramsden

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Executive Director Operations, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, NSW, Australia

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