Key Features

  • Comprehensive content presents thorough discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education for each condition.
  • Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association ensures this book contains the best practices in emergency nursing.
  • Quick-reference format uses a consistent layout to help you find information quickly and easily.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASIC EMERGENCY ISSUES

1. Legal Issues for Emergency Nurses

2. Workplace Violence and Disruptive Behaviors

3. Mass Casualty Incidents

4. Patient Safety in the Emergency Department

5. Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Nursing

6. Forensics

Part II: BASIC CLINICAL ISSUES

7. Triage

8. Airway Management

9. Cardiopulmonary Arrest

10. Intravenous Therapy

11. Care of the Patient with Pain

12. Substance Abuse

13. Alcohol Abuse

14. Wound Management

15. Procedural Sedation

16. Laboratory Specimens and Radiologic Examinations

17. End-of-Life Issues for Emergency Nurses

Part III: Common Non-Traumatic Emergencies

18. Respiratory Emergencies

19. Cardiovascular Emergencies

20. Shock

21. SIRS/Sepsis

22. Infectious Diseases

23. Hematologic and Immunologic Emergencies

24. Stroke

25. Neurologic Emergencies

26. Facial, ENT, and Dental Emergencies

27. Ocular Emergencies

28. Abdominal Pain

29. Metabolic Emergencies

30. Toxicology Emergencies

31. Environmental Emergencies

32. Bite and Sting Emergencies

33. Genitourinary Emergencies

34. Sexually Transmitted Infections

Part IV: Trauma

35. Assessment and Stabilization of the Trauma Patient

36. Head Trauma

37. Spinal Cord/Neck Trauma

38. Chest Trauma

39. Abdominal Trauma

40. Musculoskeletal Injuries

41. Facial, Ocular, ENT, and Dental Trauma

42. Burns

43. Obstetrical Trauma

44. Pediatric Trauma

45. Geriatric Trauma

Part V: S

Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323078276
Electronic ISBN:
9780323171076

About the authors

Polly Zimmermann

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, IL