Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

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Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often you are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-do's' that often apply to the ill or injured adult or child. Those new to emergency care will find this an invaluable source of clinical information that will provide guidance and structure to the patient assessment and management process. The skills section provides a quick resume of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher when skills are performed infrequently. This handbook will empower nurses and imbue them with the confidence to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by clinical nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for registered and student nurses, and all health care professionals working in emergency care.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 100 x 180 x 32mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 76 black and white images
  • 0199203490
  • 9780199203499
  • 135,270

About Robert Crouch

Robert Crouch has extensive emergency nursing experience, spanning 20 years in practice. He has pursued both an academic and clinical career and is recognised as a leading figure in emergency nursing in the UK. He has contributed nationally to the development of emergency nursing practice and policy. He has worked and been involved in developing educational programmes in a number of countries. In particular he has overseen the development of a consultant practitioner training programme, the first of its kind in the UK. Alan Charters has extensive emergency nursing experience, spanning 20 years in practice. He specialised early on in his career focussing on paediatric emergency care and has worked in many departments and countries. He has contributed nationally to the development of paediatric emergency nursing practice and policy. He has worked and been involved in developing educational programmes in a number of universities and departments. Mary Dawood has an established career in emergency nursing and has held the post of Consultant Nurse in this specialty at St Mary's NHS Trust London for the past six years. This role has a strong clinical component which demands proficiency in clinical assessment of ED patients with a range of illness/injuries and a commitment to ensuring quality care for patients. The role also involves teaching, research and the strategic development of nursing as a profession. Prior to this post she worked for two years as Lecturer/Practitioner where she taught both pre- and post-registration nursing focusing particularly on the education and training of nurse practitioners Mary is also a member of the editorial board of the health journal Diversity in Health and Social Care and has published numerous papers on the subject of emergency nursing She is an established speaker having presented at conferences both nationally and internationally. Paula Bennett qualified as an RN in 1990 and an RSCN in 1996 , she has spent her career in emergency care combining clinical practice with teaching and service development. Her current post as Nurse Consultant enables her to maintain frequent clinical contact with patients and at the same time support and develop the skills of others. Following a recent Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship, Paula has visited centres in Toronto and Melbourne to explore international developments in emergency care.

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Table of contents

1. Golden Rules ; 2. Understanding common investigations ; 3. General approach ; 4. Paediatrics ; 5. Obstetrics ; 6. Neurological ; 7. Respiratory ; 8. Cardiovascular ; 9. Musculoskeletal ; 10. Gastrointestinal ; 11. Genitourinary ; 12. Dermatological ; 13. Ophthalmology ; 14. ENT ; 15. Maxillofacial ; 16. Endocrine ; 17. Haematological ; 18. Poisoning ; 19. Mental health ; 20. Skills

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Newly registered emergency nurses who want to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for effective practice will find this book invaluable. Emergency Nurse This resource is essential for the emergency nurse clinician... The authors have exceeded their objectives,,, this is a must-have handbook. It provides a patient-centered, evidence-based resource for even the most experienced emergency-room nurses. Doody's Notes ...there are contributions from a considerable range of specialists from nursing and other professions...the totality of the content appears substantive, holistic and evidence based...exceedingly interesting [book] and well written, with a clear holistic approach. It will be of great benefit to my emergency care students...recommend immediate purchase International Emergency Nursing

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