Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. Key coverage includes clinical fundamentals, treatment for trauma and medical-surgical emergencies, the foundations of emergency nursing practice, and special populations.
New to this edition
Five new chapters bring you the most reliable, up-to-date information on these key topics:
Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department
Family Presence During Resuscitation
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction
Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic
Expanded coverage of shock and sepsis provides essential information on pathophysiology and diagnosis, with valuable guidelines for managing these patients.
A detailed discussion of various types of triage systems and triage acuity ratings examines valid and reliable methods for differentiating between patients who require immediate treatment and those who can wait.
Additional coverage of behavioral health emergencies includes new information on agitation, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
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Jan 1 2009
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