Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

1st Edition


  • Kate Curtis
  • Clair Ramsden
    • Electronic ISBN 9780729579827
    • Electronic ISBN

    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 authors

    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