Author(s): Kate Curtis
Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e, edited by Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden, introduces the student to emergency nursing and paramedicine, the principles of patient care, as well providing a thorough knowledge-base for practicing emergency and trauma care and patient presentations. Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e provides fully revised, in-depth contributions from practitioners based within specialist paramedic, emergency nursing and emergency medical and surgical professions. The new edition is an up-to-date resource for the student reflecting current pre-hospital and emergency department practice as well as considering the requirements of each specialist role. Important topics such as interdisciplinary practice, evidence-based decision making, continuity of care and key federal and government initiatives are included and each chapter includes a new section on emerging trends and evidence as well as critical thinking questions.
* Emergency nursing and the practice environment* Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and New Zealand * Clinical ethics for emergency healthcare* Emergency care and the law * Cultural considerations in emergency care* Management and leadership* Professional development* Research for emergency care * Patient education* Scene assessment, management and rescue* Pre-hospital clinical reasoning, triage and communication* Major incident preparedness management* Emergency nursing triage* Patient assessment and essentials of care* Resuscitation* Stabilisation and transfer* Clinical skills* Minor injury and management* Pain management* Physiology for emergency care* Respiratory emergencies* Cardiovascular emergencies* Neurological emergencies* Gastrointestinal emergencies* Renal and genitourinary emergencies* Endocrine emergencies* Infectious and communicable diseases* Pandemics and Environmental emergencies* Haematological emergencies * Toxicological emergencies * Envenomation* Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies* Ocular emergencies and trauma* Gynaecological emergencies* Obstetric emergencies* Paediatric emergencies* Mental health emergencies* People with disabilities* The older person* Violence, abuse and assault* Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use* An overview of trauma* Mechanisms of injury* Major trauma initial assessment and management* Traumatic brain injury* Faciomaxillary trauma* Thoracic and neck trauma* Abdominal and genitourinary trauma* Spinal trauma* Major orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma* Blast injury* Burns trauma* Death and dying* Organ and tissue donation