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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.


Contents:

1. The context of emergency nursing


Part 1: Initial patient assessment


2. Pre–hospital care


3. Triage


4. ABCDE approach


5. Track and trigger systems


6. Pain


Part 2: Airway and breathing


7. Airway assessment and management


8. Assessment of breathing


9. Oxygen therapy


10. Respiratory conditions


Part 3: Circulation


11. Assessment of circulation


12. Circulation interventions


13. Shock


14. 12–lead ECG


15. Cardiac arrhythmias


16. Acute coronary syndromes


17. Heart failure


18. Advanced life support


Part 4: Disability


19. Assessment of neurological function


20. The unconscious patient


21. Stroke


22. Seizures


23. Headache


Part 5: Emergency presentations and conditions


24. Abdominal pain


25. Gastrointestinal bleed


26. Genitourinary conditions


27. Acute kidney injury


28. Diabetic emergencies


29. Obstetrics and gynaecology


Part 6: Poisoning and overdose


30. Poisoning: Assessment and management


31. Poisoning: Prescription and non–prescription drugs


32. Poisoning: Other substances


33. Alcohol misuse


Part 7: Infectious diseases


34. Infectious diseases


35. Notifiable diseases


36. Sexually transmitted infections


Part 8: Vulnerable patient groups


37. Domestic abuse


38. Sexual assault


39. The mental health patient in the ED


40. Risk assessment, self–harm and suicide


41. Common mental health problems


42. The patient with dementia


43. The patient with an intellectual disability


Part 9: Children in the emergency department


44. Children in the ED


45. Safeguarding children


46. Recognising the sick child


47. Common illnesses in children


48. Paediatric advanced life support


Part 10: Minor injuries and conditions


49. Minor injuries in children


50. Lower limb injuries


51. Upper limb injuries


52. Wounds


53. Eye conditions


54. Ear, nose and throat conditions


Part 11: Trauma


55. Trauma in context


56. Primary survey


57. Head and spinal trauma


58. Chest trauma


59. Limb trauma


60. Abdominal and pelvic trauma


61. Massive haemorrhage


62. Burns


63. Special circumstances in trauma


64. Trauma in children


65. Major incident


Part 12: Patient transfer and end–of–life care


66. Patient transfer


67. End–of–life care


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118867655
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: March, 2016
Pages: 176

Subcategories: Nursing