This unique, authoritative book explores the spectrum of trauma care provided in the UK, discussing procedures for specific trauma presentations as well as the nurse's role in providing care in the emergency setting. Chapters on the relevant biosciences are included, which serve as an excellent source of review or instruction for nurses of all levels. In addition to the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, the book also addresses clinical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of care. Its structured approach to patient management presents information in an easy-to-follow format. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text, laying the foundation for expert nursing practice.
- Multidisciplinary approach makes the book relevant to current practice.
- Key learning points are highlighted with the text to help direct the reader's attention and encourage learning.
- A wide range of expert contributors makes the book a credible and authoritative source.
- Easy-to-understand chapters on fundamental biosciences expand readers' knowledge.
- Extensive illustrations, line drawings, and easy-to-read tables provide clear, visual explanations of important material.
- Appropriate references and recommended sources for further reading help readers develop knowledge and insight.
- Structured textbook format facilitates learning, enables information to be found quickly, and makes the book more user-friendly.
- The section on pre-hospital care presents a key piece of the trauma care spectrum, rather than focusing solely on the nurse's role in in-hospital care.
SECTION 1: Trauma care in perspective
1. Trauma care in context
2. Kinetics and mechanisms of injury
3. A structured approach to caring for the trauma patient
4. Pre-hospital care
5. Stabilisation and transport of the critically ill
6. The management of major incidents and mass casualty situations
SECTION 2: Applied biosciences in trauma care
8. Applied biochemistry pertaining to the trauma patient
9. Acid–base balance
10. The oxygen dissociation curve
11. Applied physiology pertaining to the trauma patient
12. Haemodynamic disturbances
13. Pathophysiological mechanisms of shock
14. Applied pharmacology pertaining to the trauma patient
15. The pathogenesis of disease and infection control
SECTION 3: Resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill
16. Aetiology of cardiac arrest in trauma
17. Basic life support in adults
18. Advanced life support in adults
19. Recognition and management of shock
20. Monitoring the trauma patient
21. Analgesia and anaesthesia
SECTION 4: Major trauma
22. Head and neck trauma
23. Cardiothoracic trauma
24. Orthopaedic trauma
25. Spinal trauma
26. Multiple trauma
27. Abdominal trauma
28. Maxillofacial trauma
29. Ocular trauma
30. Paediatric trauma
31. Care of the patient with major burns
32. Blast and gunshot injuries
34. Management of traumatic wounds
SECTION 5: Clinical conditions and their impact on trauma care
35. Medical emergencies
36. Paediatric emergencies
37. Trauma in special circumstances
38. Sudden death
SECTION 6: Professional dimensions
39. Legal aspects of trauma nursing
40. The future of trauma care delivery
Appendix: Organisms causing disease in humans
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2005
- 26th August 2005
- Churchill Livingstone
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Consultant Nurse, Emergency Care, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, UK