Key Features

  • 58 contributors offer valuable insights from a broad range of clinical positions in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
  • High-quality radiographs and other diagnostic images help you learn to identify common conditions — especially head trauma, fractures, and dislocations.
  • Logically organized, chapters are grouped into six sections for quick access to important content: Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Professional Practice, Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Major Trauma Emergencies, Medical and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Patient Populations.
  • Tables and boxes highlight and summarize critical information for at-a-glance reference.
  • A separate unit on special patient populations covers topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and behavioral/pediatric/obstetrical emergencies.
  • Priority nursing diagnoses are highlighted in a quick-reference appendix to help you focus on the most serious problems.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Foundations of Emergency Nursing

1. Emergency Nursing: An Historical Perspective

2. Emergency Nursing Practice

3. Legal and Regulatory Constructs

4. Cultural Dimensions

Unit II: Professional Practice

5. Evidence-Based Practice

6. Research

Unit III: Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing

7. Triage

8. Patient Assessment

9. Air and Surface Patient Transport

10. Vascular Access and Fluid Replacement

11. Wound Management

12. Pain

13. Family Presence During Resuscitation - NEW!

14. Organ and Tissue Donation

15. Palliative and End of Life in the Emergency Department

16. Forensic Nursing in the Emergency Department - NEW!

17. Emergency Operations Preparedness

18. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction - NEW!

19. Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department - NEW!

Unit IV: Major Trauma Emergencies

20. Epidemiology of Trauma

21. Head Trauma

22. Spinal Trauma

23. Thoracic Trauma

24. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

25. Orthopedic and Neurovascular Trauma

26. Burns

27. Maxillofacial Trauma

28. Pediatric Trauma

29. Obstetric Trauma

Unit V: Medical and Surgical Emergencies

30. Respiratory Emergencies

31. Cardiovascular Emergencies

32. Shock Emergencies

33. Neurologic Emergencies

34. Gastrointestinal Emergencies

35. Renal and Genitourinary Emergencies

36. Fluids and Electrolytes

37. Endocrine Emergencies

38. Infections and Communicable Diseases

39. Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic - NEW!


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