Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Prehospital Trauma Care


Author: Eldar Soreide,Christopher M. Grande
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824741785
Category: Medical
Page: 816
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Comprehensive in scope and content, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery. Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Considering geographic and cultural perspectives in trauma care, Prehospital Trauma Care explores demographics and mechanisms of injury in PTC organization of PTC in developed countries worldwide the hierarchy of the prehospital trauma team and crew-resource management features of initial patient care from advanced airway management to state-of-the-art fluid resuscitation and prevention of hypothermia, including provision of adequate analgesia specialized approaches to blunt and penetrating trauma treating special groups such as the traumatized child and the entrapped patient, as well as specific situations, including chemical injuries and hypothermia transport and extraordinary challenges such as rural areas, mass attendance events, terrorism, and VIP protection and much more. Promoting an efficient trauma chain of survival and a secure continuum of care, Prehospital Trauma Care is essential reading for emergency medicine and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, sports medicine specialists, air and ground transport nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and all related medical specialists with an interest in trauma care.

Principles and Practice of Trauma Nursing


Author: Rose Ann O'Shea
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443064059
Category: Medical
Page: 735
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This unique, authoritative book explores the spectrum of trauma care provided in the UK, discussing procedures for specific trauma presentations as well as the nurse's role in providing care in the emergency setting. Chapters on the relevant biosciences are included, which serve as an excellent source of review or instruction for nurses of all levels. In addition to the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, the book also addresses clinical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of care. Its structured approach to patient management presents information in an easy-to-follow format. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text, laying the foundation for expert nursing practice. Multidisciplinary approach makes the book relevant to current practice. Key learning points are highlighted with the text to help direct the reader's attention and encourage learning. A wide range of expert contributors makes the book a credible and authoritative source. Easy-to-understand chapters on fundamental biosciences expand readers' knowledge. Extensive illustrations, line drawings, and easy-to-read tables provide clear, visual explanations of important material. Appropriate references and recommended sources for further reading help readers develop knowledge and insight. Structured textbook format facilitates learning, enables information to be found quickly, and makes the book more user-friendly. The section on pre-hospital care presents a key piece of the trauma care spectrum, rather than focusing solely on the nurse's role in in-hospital care.

Trauma Nursing E-Book

From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation
Author: Karen A. McQuillan,Mary Beth Flynn Makic,Eileen Whalen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726577
Category: Medical
Page: 992
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Using the unique cycles of trauma framework, the 4th edition of this classic and highly acclaimed resource is thoroughly updated to bring you comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research findings and current issues, trends, and controversies in trauma nursing. 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. Timely discussions on emerging topics such as mass casualty and rural trauma/telemedicine keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. This practical, evidence-based reference is the most complete resource available for both novice and experienced trauma nurses working in a variety of care settings. 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. A new Mass Casualty chapter prepares you to act quickly and confidently in the event of a disaster, with guidelines for initial response and sustained response, lessons learned from recent disasters, government involvement, and hazmat, bioterrorism, and nuclear-radiological preparedness. A new chapter on Rural Trauma/Telemedicine focuses on the unique nature of rural trauma care and offers strategies to help you improve healthcare delivery in this challenging environment. A new Trauma in the Bariatric Patient chapter provides the specialized information you need to meet the challenges and needs of this growing patient population.

Principles of Advanced Trauma Care


Author: Michael W. Hubble,Johnsie Page Hubble
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9780766819870
Category: Study Aids
Page: 717
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Students in EMT-Paramedic courses need to know the most recent developments in trauma care. This book provides you with an excellent overview on the principles of trauma care, followed by field techniques for assessment and triage of the patient. Specific trauma injuries are detailed. Treatment methods are covered for the field, emergency department, and special situations material on new procedures, techniques and equipment will add to readers' skills in advanced life support systems. Chapters include field case studies and references to current literature sources in trauma management.Key features:* Addresses the causes of specific injuries* Includes review and study questions* Meets 1999 DOT national Standard Curriculum for the EMT-paramedic* Offers scenarios that apply concepts to patient situations(EMS, emergency care, EMT, trauma care, EMT-Paramedic, nursing, emergency medical services, trauma, triage, paramedic)

Tscherne Unfallchirurgie

Trauma-Management
Author: Harald Tscherne,Gerd Regel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540616054
Category: Medical
Page: 407
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Das Trauma-Management stellt als Auftakt zu einem 13-bändigen Werk zur gesamten Unfallchirurgie das Polytrauma als eine der besonderen Herausforderungen in den Mittelpunkt. Mit der Kompetenz des Hannoveraner Zentrums (für Unfallchirurgie) wird anhand erprobter und bewährter Modelle das erforderliche Höchstmaß an Organisation, Logistik, Infrastruktur, Ausbildung und Training ebenso souverän präsentiert wie das diagnostische und therapeutische Spektrum. Standardisierte Handlungskonzepte vermitteln die in der Akutsituation notwendige Sicherheit und Routine. Die Forderung nach einem konsequenten Management des traumatisierten Patienten wird so in beispielhafter Weise von konkreten Lösungsvorschlägen für die Praxis begleitet. TOC:Inhaltsübersicht: Teil I: Infrastruktur zur Behandlung Unfallverletzter: Allgemeine Aspekte. Struktur der präklinischen Versorgung. Struktur der klinischen Versorgung. Notfallaufnahme. Intensivstation. Operationsbereich. Normalstation.- Teil II: Präklinische Behandlung des Verletzten: Erstmaßnahmen des Notarztes.- Teil III: Klinische Behandlung des Schwerverletzten: Allgemeine Aspekte. Pathophysiologie. Akutversorgung. Verzögerte Primärversorgung. Intensivmedizinische Versorgung. Posttraumatisches Management.

Das ICU-Buch

praktische Intensivmedizin
Author: Paul L. Marino
Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag
ISBN: 9783437231612
Category:
Page: 813
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Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Trauma


Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449658229
Category: Medical
Page: 426
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Assessment and Treatment of Trauma (ATT) presents the state-of-the-art prehospital trauma assessment and management. Based on the most current medical information and best practices, this concise and highly interactive continuing education course covers the critical knowledge and skills necessary to rapidly evaluate, stabilize, and transport the trauma patient. The ATT textbook is the core of the ATT Course and is designed to give ALS-level prehospital providers the tools to effectively assess and treat trauma patients. ATT motivates and engages the student. It encourages solution-driven thinking through: Pictorial case studies, Controversy essays, Procedures. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care


Author: Valerie Nixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488229
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

ABC of Major Trauma


Author: David V. Skinner,Peter A. Driscoll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332318
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Emergency Care

A Textbook for Paramedics
Author: Ian Greaves,Keith Porter,Tim J. Hodgetts,Malcolm Woollard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702025860
Category: Medical
Page: 660
View: 2732

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a unique, comprehensive text for paramedics in the UK covers all areas of knowledge that paramedics are expected to be familiar with and the wide range of situations they will face. Each chapter is written by an expert practicing in the field. The book is designed to be as accessible as possible with important points highlighted in tinted panels, lists, tables, flow charts and mnemonics. It is highly illustrated to aid comprehension. the comprehensive coverage of UK paramedic practice makes this the only book with all the core information that UK paramedics need to know the highly structured presentation (lists, tables, important points highlighted in tinted panels, flow charts, mnemonics) assists learning and revision over 350 high-quality line diagrams and photographs clearly illustrate complex procedures, relevant anatomy and give examples of equipment the text will be fully updated in line with changes to training for paramedics, paramedic protocols, technological developments etc the design and layout will be improved to make the text easier to use

Professional Paramedic, Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations


Author: Richard Beebe,Myers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428323481
Category: Medical
Page: 752
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Meet and exceed educational requirements and expectations for Paramedic training with The Professional Paramedic Series. Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, this economical three-volume series equips you and your learners with the resources necessary for both paramedic certification and re-certification. Comprehensive, using a case-based methodology, while remaining street-friendly, each volume in the series walks learners through the skills and concepts critical to the job of a Paramedic. The framework of each book is practical in approach: introducing principles, skills and terminology; presenting a typical case; walking through critical response steps; and again reviewing key concepts to ensure understanding for successful application on the job. Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations highlights special response considerations and a broad range of operational medical topics to prepare readers with the complete spectrum of knowledge required to succeed as a Paramedic. Topics include traumatic brain injury, environmental medicine, specialty care transport, triage systems, and much more. This book follows up on the fundamental information covered in Volume I: Foundations of Paramedic Care and the application of skills in emergency situations in Volume II: Medical Emergencies, Maternal Health & Pediatrics. Practical and reader-friendly, each volume includes a full color design with detailed photos, graphics and step-by-step skill sequences to ensure your learners are fully prepared for the responsibilities, adventures, and challenges of the paramedic profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

EKG auf einen Blick


Author: John R. Hampton
Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag
ISBN: 9783437410925
Category:
Page: 137
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EKG auf einen Blick (vorher "EKG leicht gemacht") bietet eine schnelle Einführung in die EKG-Befundung. Viele Abbildungen und knapper, prägnanter Text zeigen die Entstehung von normalem EKG sowie häufigen und wichtigen pathologischen Veränderungen und wie man sie erkennt. Wichtige Inhalte sind in Merke-Kästen hervorgehoben. Zahlreiche Beispiel- und Übungs-EKGs mit ausführlicher Befundung verdeutlichen die Inhalte und dienen zur Lernkontrolle. Übersicht der wichtigen Parameter in eigenem Kapitel.

Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum E-Book


Author: ENA
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726569
Category: Medical
Page: 1152
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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.

Nursing the Neurological and Neurotrauma Patient


Author: Maria J. Kruse
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847674510
Category: Political Science
Page: 133
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This critical care handbook provides a wealth of practical information not previously available in a single volume. Designed as a quick reference, it is geared to the needs of nursing students and graduates, as well as registered nurses who may need a refresher or detailed information on this type of care. Maria Kruse's concise text lays special stress on accurate observation, interpretation, and recording of symptoms as well as the skills and knowledge necessary in giving prompt care in life-threatening situations. She presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system, examining its parts according to location and function. Physical assessment of the neurological patient is considered in detail. The author discusses the use of the Glasgow Coma Scale, various laboratory, radiological, and neurological diagnostic studies, the causes and effects of cerebral edema, and signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. The most commonly performed neurological diagnostic tests and relevant nursing functions are described, and glossaries of terms and of the drugs most frequently used in neurological and neurotrauma nursing are provided.

ASTNA Patient Transport - E-Book

Principles and Practice
Author: ASTNA,Renee S. Holleran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323066135
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine


Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Anthony F. T. Brown,Mark Little
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054380
Category: Medical
Page: 1036
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Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials

Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care


Author: Ian Greaves,Keith Porter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198515847
Category: Medical
Page: 718
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Assessment Skills for Paramedics


Author: Amanda Blaber,Graham Harris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242014
Category: Medical
Page: 300
View: 3617

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This concise and accessible book is designed for practicing and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to key assessment skills. Divided into body systems, the book takes the reader through the considerations and actions required for each type of emergency presentation. Using bullet lists, mnemonics, cases and diagrams this is an ideal resource to use for exam and OSCE revision, as well as on the road for those in training or under supervision. Written by a range of expert paramedics working across the UK this is essential reading for new and aspiring paramedics.