Trauma Nursing

4th Edition

From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation


  • Karen McQuillan
  • Mary Beth Flynn Makic
  • Eileen Whalen
  • Key Features

    • Comprehensive coverage includes practical, clinically relevant trauma information for nurses at all levels of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings.
    • Evidence-based content ensures that you are using the latest and most reliable information available to provide state-of-the-art care for trauma patients.
    • A user-friendly format, logical organization, and helpful tables and illustrations help you find information quickly and clarify key concepts and procedures.
    • Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages.
    • Special populations coverage prepares you to meet the unique needs of pregnant, pediatric, and elderly patients, as well as bariatric patients, burn victims, patients with substance abuse issues, and organ and tissue donors.
    • A section on Clinical Management Concepts gives you a solid understanding of key issues affecting all patients regardless of their injury, including mechanism of injury, traumatic shock, patient/family psychosocial responses to trauma, pain management, wound healing, and nutrition.

    Table of Contents

    PART I: General Concepts in Trauma Nursing

    1. Evolution of the Trauma Cycle

    2. Economic and Administrative Issues in Trauma Care

    3. Performance Improvement and Patient Safety in Trauma Care

    4. Ethics in Trauma Nursing

    5. Legal Concerns in Trauma Nursing

    6. Injury Prevention

    7. Prehospital Care of the Trauma Patient

    8. Trauma in Rural Areas

    9. Mass Casualty Incidents

    10. Nursing Practice Through the Cycle of Trauma

    11. Rehabilitation of the Trauma Patient

    PART II: Clinical Management Concepts

    12. Mechanism of Injury

    13. Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    14. Initial Management of Traumatic Shock

    15. Infection and Infection Control

    16. Wound Healing and Soft Tissue Injuries

    17. Metabolic and Nutritional Management of the Trauma Patient

    18. Analgesia, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade in the Trauma Patient

    19. Psychosocial Impact of Trauma

    PART III: Single System Injuries

    20. Traumatic Brain Injuries

    21. Maxillofacial Injuries

    22. Ocular Injuries

    23. Spinal Cord Injuries

    24. Thoracic Injuries

    25. Abdominal Injuries

    26. Genitourinary Injuries and Renal Management

    27. Musculoskeletal Injuries

    PART IV: Unique Patient Populations

    28. The Pregnant Trauma Patient

    29. Pediatric Trauma

    30. Trauma in the Elderly

    31. Trauma in the Bariatric Patient

    32. Burn Injuries

    33. Substance Abuse and Trauma Care

    34. The Organ and Tissue Donor


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