Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780729542982, 9780729587204

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

3rd Edition

Authors: Kate Curtis Clair Ramsden Ramon Shaban Margaret Fry Julie Considine
eBook ISBN: 9780729587204
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542982
eBook ISBN: 9780729587198
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th July 2019
Page Count: 1500

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Endorsed by the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

CENA is the peak professional association representing emergency nurses and has endorsed this text in recognition of the relevance it has to emergency nursing across Australasia.

Led by an expanded editorial team of internationally recognised clinicians, researchers and leaders in emergency care, the 3rd edition of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics continues to be the foremost resource for students preparing to enter the emergency environment and for clinicians seeking a greater understanding of multidisciplinary emergency care.

The text provides nursing and paramedicine students and clinicians with the opportunity to understand the best available evidence behind the treatment that is provided throughout the emergency care trajectory. This unique approach ultimately seeks to strengthen multidisciplinary care and equip readers with the knowledge and skills to provide safe, quality, emergency care.

The 3rd edition builds on the strengths of previous editions and follows a patient journey and body systems approach, spanning the pre-hospital and hospital environments.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1   Foundations of emergency care
1 Emergency nursing in Australia and New Zealand
2 Paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand
3 Clinical ethics for emergency healthcare
4 Emergency care and the law
5 Cultural considerations in emergency care
6 Patient Safety and quality in emergency care
7 Research for emergency care
8 Patient  and Carer engagement and communication

SECTION 2  Clinical concepts and systems
9 Scene assessment, management and rescue
10 Applied Physiology and pathophysiology for emergency care
11 Clinical reasoning, problem solving and triage
12 Major incident preparedness management
13 Patient assessment and essential care
14 Resuscitation
15 Stabilisation and transfer
16 Clinical skills
17 Minor injury and management
18 Pain management
19 Organ and tissue donation
20 End of life

SECTION 3 Emergencies
21 Respiratory emergencies
22 Cardiovascular emergencies
23 Neurological emergencies
24 Gastrointestinal emergencies
25 Renal and genitourinary emergencies
26 Endocrine emergencies
27 Healthcare-associated infections and infectious diseases
28 Environmental emergencies
29 Oncology and haematology emergencies
30 Toxicological emergencies
31 Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies
32 Ocular emergencies and trauma
33 Gynaecological emergencies
34 Obstetric emergencies
35 Paediatric emergencies
36 Mental health emergencies
37 People with disabilities
38 The older person
39 Violence, abuse and assault
40 Alcohol and other drugs

SECTION 4 Major trauma
41 Epidemiology of Injury
42 Major trauma initial assessment and management
43 Traumatic brain injury
44 Maxillofacial trauma
45 Thoracic and neck trauma
46 Abdominal  trauma
47 Spinal trauma
48 Major orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma
49 Burns trauma


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About the Authors

Kate Curtis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency and Trauma Care, University of Sydney; Clinical Nurse Consultant Emergency, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Clair Ramsden

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director Operations at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Honorary Associate Professor of Industry, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Ramon Shaban

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Disease Control, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance Directorate, Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Margaret Fry

Affiliations and Expertise

Director Research and Practice Development, Nursing and Midwifery Directorate NSLHD, Sydney; Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney; Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Julie Considine

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Deakin University – Eastern Health, Burwood, Victoria, Australia