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Accident & Emergency
Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204315X
Category: Medical
Page: 605
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This edition shows nurses why they are doing what they do, rather than just how, for a range of A&E conditions. It has sections that cover potential problem areas, such as paediatrics and treating the mentally ill A&E patient. A basic A&P section is included so even the most experienced nurse can refresh their knowledge.

Accident and Emergency Nursing


Author: Stuart Toulson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861561909
Category: Medical
Page: 520
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This comprehensive text, written by practising A&E nurses, seeks to provide the nurse with a professional overview of current A&E good practice. Divided into two sections the book covers all the common situations that may occur in an A&E department. Section one concerns itself with the various conditions that are presented and examines the clinical, practical aspects of those conditions. The second section discusses the professional issues involved in A&E nursing such as triage, the role of the Nurse Practitioner, violence and innappropriate attendance. Contents Section 1 Trauma Resuscitation (ATLS) Cardiac Conditions Respiratory Conditions Surgical Conditions Gynaecological Conditions Unconsciousness Neurological Conditions Psychological Conditions Orthopaedic Injuries Burns Paediatric Conditions Soft Tissue Injuries Opthalmic Conditions E.N.T. Conditions Section 2 Perceived Innappropriate Attendance Triage Role of the ENP Telephone Triage Health Education Staff Support/Bereavement Violence and Aggression Major Accident Plannin

Hospital Emergency Response Teams

Triage for Optimal Disaster Response
Author: Jan Glarum,Don Birou,Ed Cetaruk
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080964959
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Hospital Emergency Response Teams aims to provide authoritative training for hospital personnel in the emergency department, as well community-level medical service personnel, assisting them in times of disaster and emergency. Comprised of six chapters, the book covers various aspects of emergency response. Some of the aspects are the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation activities for hospitals and health care systems and the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) IV missions. The book also explains the implementation issues, requirements, and timelines in establishing an internal HICS IV program. It presents the assessment of likely mass casualty events and potential hospital impact. The book also features appendices for emergency response team checklists, PPE donning and doffing guide, ambulatory and non-ambulatory decontamination setup, ETA exercises, and ETA drills. The book is intended to provide understanding of emergency response to first emergency medicine professionals, first responders, security staff, community-level disaster planners, and public health and disaster management researchers. Common sense approach shows what really works, not what is theoretically achievable Forms, checklists, and guidelines can be used to develop concrete response plans, validate existing operations, or simply expand knowledge base The latest from OSHA, Joint Commission and NIMS (National Incident Management System) Cross-disciplinary author team ensures material is appropriate for all member of this important collaboration

Emergency!:

True Stories from the Nation's ERs
Author: Mark Brown, MD
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0307829596
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. He canvassed 15,000 doctors and nurses across the country, asking them to contribute the stories, dramas, the ridiculous sagas, and the immensely humorous moments that make up their lives in the war zone, or "pit."

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine


Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199206070
Category: Medical
Page: 743
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The bestselling Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine provides practical, accessible guidelines on a huge range of situations that present to the Emergency department. It is the essential guide for junior doctors (including candidates for examinations in Emergency Medicine), specialist nurses, paramedics, general practitioners and other allied health professionals. The text is deliberately precise and prescriptive giving up-to-date step-by-step advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients. Practical guidance on the management of a huge range of situations is provided including poisoning, major trauma, ob/gyn, psychiatric and paediatric emergencies. Important practical procedures are covered in a stepwise, easy-to-follow format with line diagrams illustrating anatomical landmarks. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the 2006 Resuscitation Council guidelines, as wellas new guidelines from NICE, SIGN, BTS, ATLS and changes to the compulsory psychiatric hospitalisation law. There are updates on management throughout and new information on avian flu, terrorism, hospital acquired infections including MRSA and hand washing.

Cambridge Textbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine


Author: David V. Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521433792
Category: Medical
Page: 1271
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An important reference text forming a complete dossier of essential and practical information pertaining to the conditions regularly encountered in an emergency situation.

A History of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 1948-2004


Author: H. Guly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230000746
Category: Science
Page: 183
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Accident and emergency departments are the doorway to the hospital for acutely ill and injured patients. Whereas casualty departments have existed for over 150 years, they were often poorly staffed and managed. This book describes the fight to create a new medical specialty of accident and emergency medicine against much opposition from established specialties. The specialty was first recognised in 1972. The book also charts the major developments that occurred in the first 30 years of the specialty.

Idaho Falls

The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident
Author: William McKeown
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554905435
Category: History
Page: 200
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Was the world's first fatal nuclear accident -- the 1961 explosion of a SL-1 military test reactor in Idaho -- the result of a crime of passion? Was the disaster promptly covered up to protect the burgeoning nuclear industry? Idaho Falls documents one of America's best-kept secrets and investigates the question of conspiracy.

Emergency Engagement


Author: Samanthe Beck
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
ISBN: 1633755584
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
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Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about. Then his family shows up. Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.” Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays. If, of course, they don’t fall in love first... He needs the kind of rescue only she can provide... Each book in the Love Emergency series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Emergency Engagement Book #2 Emergency Delivery Book #3 Emergency Attraction

Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine


Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198526230
Category: Medical
Page: 714
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"The Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine follows the style of the other highly successful Oxford Handbooks in providing practical guidelines on the management of a huge range of situations that present in A & E. For junior doctors, nurses, paramedics, and medical students, this book will be the essential guide."--BOOK JACKET.

Angels in the ER


Author: Robert D. Lesslie
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736931201
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Twenty-five years in the ER could become a resume for despair, but for Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring tales of angels who are friends, nurses, doctors, patients, strangers, or those unseen but clearly present "others" in the midst of trial. "The ER is a difficult and challenging place to be. Yet the same pressures and stresses that make this place so challenging also provide an opportunity to experience some of life's greatest wonders and mysteries." Dr. Lesslie illuminates messages of hope while sharing captivating stories about: discovering lessons from the ER frontline watching miracles unfold witnessing the handiwork of angels holding onto faith during tragedy and triumph embracing the healing balm of hope For anyone who enjoys stories of the miraculous, this gathering is a reminder that hope turns emergencies into opportunities and each trial into a demonstration of God's grace.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - E-Book


Author: Stanley F. Malamed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323171257
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. It describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively, and details the resources that must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. This edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. Written by respected educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies. "It successfully fulfils its aim of stimulating all members of the dental team to improve and maintain their skills in the effective prevention, recognition and management of medical emergencies." Reviewed by European Journal of Orthodontics, March 2015 "...very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies." Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015 A logical format reflects the way emergencies are encountered in a dental practice, with chapters organized by commonly seen clinical signs and symptoms, such as unconsciousness or altered consciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, chest pain, and cardiac arrest. Step-by-step procedures include detailed, numbered instructions for stabilizing and treating victims (PCABD) in common medical emergencies. Full-color illustrations demonstrate emergency techniques in realistic clarity. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find essential concepts and information. Quick-reference algorithms in the appendix include step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in common emergency situations. A differential diagnosis chapter ends each of the book’s parts on common emergencies. UPDATED content includes the most current guidelines for drug-related emergencies, unconsciousness, altered consciousness, and cardiac arrest as well as protocols for obstructed airway management. UPDATED PCABD boxes reflect the American Heart Association’s new sequence of steps for stabilizing and treating victims with an easy-to-remember acronym: Positioning, Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Definitive Management. UPDATED! Emergency drug and equipment kit instructions help you assemble emergency kits and ensure that your dental office has safe, current materials on hand.

ABC of Emergency Radiology


Author: Otto Chan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118703030
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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A great source of examples that can be referred to in the heat of emergency. Mistakes can easily be made when interpreting emergency radiographs. The situation is often made more difficult by the urgency and circumstances in which the radiograph has to be evaluated. This book describes a systematic approach to assessing radiographs, instructing you on the appearances of radiological abnormalities and comparing these with normal radiographs. Each chapter covers a different part of the body and leads you through the anatomy, followed by the different types of view to request, the system of assessment itself, and pitfalls to avoid. With its clear explanation, combined with over 400 radiographs and illustrations, this essential book provides a great source of examples that can be referred to in the heat of an emergency. It will be invaluable for accident and emergency staff, trainee radiologists, medical students, nurses, and radiographers.

Hospital and Healthcare Security


Author: Tony W York,Don MacAlister
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124200621
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 750
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Building on the foundation of the previous five editions, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition includes new and updated chapters to reflect the current state of healthcare security, particularly in data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management. The recognized leading text in the healthcare security industry, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition explains the basics as well as higher expertise concerns, such as the roles of design, emergency management, and policy. Conveying a wide spectrum of topics in an easy to comprehend format, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition provides a fresh perspective for healthcare security professionals to better prepare for security issue before they occur. Offers a quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices. Includes a sample request for proposals (RFP) for healthcare security services and incident report classifications. General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply internationally recognized industry standards most appropriate to their own environment. The new edition includes materials that address the latest issues of concern to healthcare security professionals, including security design, emergency management, off-campus programs and services, and best practices in mitigating patient-generated violence.

Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare:


Author: Navonil Mustafee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137535695
Category: Computers
Page: 378
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This book presents a collection of studies that have applied analytical methods to improve preparedness, planning, and a faster response to A&E and public health emergencies like epidemic and disease outbreak. It explores the application of quantitative Operational Research techniques such as Mathematical Modelling and Optimization, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Multiple-Criteria Decision Analysis, Discrete-event Simulation, Data Mining, and Bayesian Decision Models. These techniques have been used for better management of emergency care, including first responders, ambulance services, A&E departments, and mass immunisation centres. This volume focuses on planning at the operational level whereas volume 2 focuses mainly on planning at the strategic level. The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the highly respected journals of the Operational Research Society, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Emergency Nursing Procedures E-Book


Author: Jean A. Proehl
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437725597
Category: Medical
Page: 976
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Written by expert emergency nurses across the country, EMERGENCY NURSING PROCEDURES, 4th Edition includes 193 step-by-step emergency procedures, including four new procedures — umbilical vessel cannulation, pelvic splinting, peripheral nerve stimulator (twitch monitoring), and methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy. Detailed illustrations visually reinforce techniques and clearly show steps to procedures — making this handbook an essential and comprehensive resource for any emergency professional. Includes pediatric and geriatric information, with procedures when appropriate, to help you treat these specialized patient populations. Consistent format and handy, portable size make this handbook ideal for everyday quick reference. Emphasis on research-based practice helps you provide the best care possible according to the latest evidence. Focused on the most essential, practical information, this handbook provides all the information you’ll need on a day-to-day basis. Introduction includes The Joint Commission’s latest patient safety requirements related to emergency procedures. Thoroughly updated content reflects changes in practice to keep you up-to-date on emergency care guidelines. Four procedures have been added: umbilical vessel cannulation, pelvic splinting, peripheral nerve stimulator (twitch monitoring), and methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy. Redesigned index allows for easy access and retrieval of information — perfect for the fast-paced emergency environment.

Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum


Author: N.A
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 1118
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Whether you are a new or an experienced emergency nurse, you'll find that the Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is an essential tool for your practice. Authored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), this highly-respected resource will help you build and verify your knowledge, develop practice standards, improve quality of care, and educate nursing staff as well as patients and families. The Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is also the ideal resource to help you prepare for the Certification for Emergency Nurses (CEN) exam. Authored by ENA, you can rely on this text to be the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available. The text's outline format and alphabetical listing of the Clinical Emergencies chapters mean you can find the information you need - fast! The most recent CEN examination content is included to ensure that you're prepared and confident. Nine new chapters incorporate the latest information about: Triage Complementary and Alternative Therapies Cultural Dimensions and Emergency Nursing End-of-Life Issues in the Emergency Department Hemodynamic Monitoring Hematologic/Oncologic Emergencies Mechanism of Injury Weapons of Mass Destruction Forensic Nursing Practice A new unit on trauma emergencies reorganizes information from the previous edition to help you more easily find the facts you need. More illustrations and tables are included to enhance your understanding of key information.

Accident and Emergency Radiology

A Survival Guide
Author: Nigel Raby,Laurence Berman,Gerald De Lacey,Simon Morley
Publisher: Saunders Limited
ISBN: 9780702042324
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any given image. Common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty are highlighted. Prevent mistakes. Pitfalls and associated abnormalities are emphasized throughout. Avoid misdiagnoses. Normal anatomy is outlined alongside schemes for detecting variants of the norm. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points. Will provide a useful overview of the most important features in diagnosis and interpretation. Easily grasp difficult anatomical concepts. Radiographs accompanied by clear, explanatory line-drawings. Spend less time searching with an improved layout and design with succinct, easy-to-follow text. A templated chapter approach helps you access key information quickly. Each chapter includes key points summary, basic radiographs, normal anatomy, guidance on analyzing the radiographs, common injuries, rare but important injuries, pitfalls, regularly overlooked injuries, examples, and references. Grasp the nuances of key diagnostic details. Updated and expanded information, new radiographs, and new explanatory line drawings reinforce the book's aim of providing clear, practical advice in diagnosis. Avoid pitfalls in the detection of abnormalities that are most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at Expert Consult-fully searchable!