Key Features

  • Complete, up-to-date, practical information is essential for both clinical practitioners and nursing students.
  • Thorough discussions of each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions.
  • Compact, portable size makes it ideal for on-the-spot reference in any setting.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Basics of Emergency Care
1. Communications in the Emergency Department –NEW!
2. Cultural Diversity –NEW!
3. Basic Legal Issues for Emergency Nurses
4. Intrafacility and Interfacility Patient Transport –NEW!
5. Emergency Operations Preparedness –NEW!

Section 2. Clinical Basics of Emergency Care
6. Triage –NEW!
7. Patient Assessment –NEW!
8. Intravenous Therapy
9. Laboratory Specimens
10. Rhythm Recognition and EKG Interpretation
11. Hemodynamic Monitoring
12. Wound Management
13. Weapons of Mass Destruction –NEW!
14. Pain Management –NEW!
15. End of Life Issues for the Emergency Nurse –NEW!
16. Organ and Tissue Donation
17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies –NEW!

Section 3. Medical Emergencies
18. Cardiopulmonary Arrest
19. Airway Emergencies –NEW!
20. Pulmonary Emergencies
21. Cardiovascular Emergencies
22. Shock Emergencies
23. Neurologic Emergencies
24. Abdominal Emergencies
25. Hematologic and Immunologic Emergencies
26. Metabolic Emergencies
27. Alcohol Emergencies
28. Toxicologic Emergencies
29. Environmental Emergencies
30. Renal and Genitourinary Emergencies
31. Infectious Diseases
32. Allergies and Hypersensitivities
33. Facial, Ocular, ENT, and Dental Emergencies
34. Trauma Assessment
35. Head Trauma
36. Spinal Trauma
37. Chest Trauma
38. Abdominal Trauma
39. Musculoskeletal Trauma
40. Facial, Ocular, ENT, Dental Trauma
41. Burn Trauma
42. Obstetrical Trauma
43. Pediatric Trauma
44. Elder Trauma –NEW!

Section 4. Special Populations
45. OB/GYN Emergencies
46. Pediatric Emergencies
47. Abuse and Neglect
48. Psychiatric Emergencies
49. Substance Abuse Emergencies –NEW!
50. Intimate Partner Violence
51. Sexual Assault

Details

No. of pages:
990
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323027991