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Main description:

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.


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


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

Subcategories: Nursing