Emergency Nursing at a Glance
At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare) 1. Aufl.
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide-ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. •Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment, common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues.•Covers care of adults, children, and those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions•Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres.
Contributors vii Preface viii Acknowledgements viii About the companion website ix Part 1 Initial patient assessment 1 1 The context of emergency nursing 2 2 Pre-hospital care 4 3 Triage 6 4 The ‘ABCDE’ approach 8 5 Track and trigger systems 10 6 Pain 12 Part 2 Airway and breathing 15 7 Airway assessment and management 16 8 Assessment of breathing 18 9 Oxygen therapy 20 10 Respiratory conditions 22 Part 3 Circulation 25 11 Assessment of circulation 26 12 Circulation interventions 28 13 Shock 30 14 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) 32 15 Cardiac arrhythmias 34 16 Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) 36 17 Heart failure 38 18 Advanced life support (ALS) 40 Part 4 Disability 43 19 Assessment of neurological function 44 20 The unconscious patient 46 21 Stroke 48 22 Seizures 50 23 Headache 52 Part 5 Emergency presentations and conditions 55 24 Abdominal pain 56 25 Gastrointestinal bleed 58 26 Genitourinary conditions 60 27 Acute kidney injury (AKI) 62 28 Diabetic emergencies 64 29 Obstetrics and gynaecology 66 Part 6 Poisoning and overdose 71 30 Poisoning: Assessment and management 72 31 Poisoning: Prescription and non-prescription drugs 74 32 Poisoning: Other substances 76 33 Alcohol misuse 78 Part 7 Infectious diseases 81 34 Infectious diseases 82 35 Notifiable diseases 84 36 Sexually transmitted infections (STI) 86 Part 8 Vulnerable patient groups 89 37 Domestic abuse 90 38 Sexual assault 92 39 The mental health patient in the emergency department (ED) 94 40 Risk assessment, self-harm and suicide 96 41 Common mental health problems 98 42 The patient with dementia 100 43 The patient with an intellectual disability 102 Part 9 Children in the emergency department 105 44 Children in the emergency department (ED) 106 45 Safeguarding children 108 46 Recognising the sick child 110 47 Common illnesses in children 112 48 Paediatric advanced life support 114 Part 10 Minor injuries and conditions 117 49 Minor injuries in children 118 50 Lower limb injuries 120 51 Upper limb injuries 122 52 Wounds 124 53 Eye conditions 126 54 Ear, nose and throat conditions 128 Part 11 Major Trauma 131 55 Trauma in context 132 56 Primary survey 134 57 Head and spinal injury 136 58 Chest trauma 138 59 Limb injuries 140 60 Abdominal and pelvic trauma 142 61 Massive haemorrhage 144 62 Burns 146 63 Trauma: Special circumstances 148 64 Trauma in children 150 65 Major incident 152 Part 12 Patient transfer and end of life care 155 66 Patient transfer 156 67 End of life care 158 Further reading/references 161 Index 165
This is an excellent resource for emergency nurses of all levels. It highlights common presentations to the emergency department (ED) from wounds to poisoning to cardiac arrests....It should be mandatory reading for all nurses starting a career in the ED (Nursing Standard- Sept 2016)
The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a doublepage spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond. Everything you need to know about Emergency Nursing… at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment and common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues Covers care of adults, children and those with learning disabilities or mental health conditions Available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres. All content reviewed by students for students Wiley Health Science books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewnursingbooks.com to find out more. This new title is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781118867679 or scan the QR code Emergency Nursing at a Glance is also available as a digital textbook. For more details visit http://bit.ly/EMENAAG A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/emergencynursing featuring interactive multiple choice questions. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing publishing, please visit: www.wileynursing.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email
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