Sheehy's Emergency Nursing

Sheehy's Emergency Nursing : Principles and Practice

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Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. Key coverage includes clinical fundamentals, treatment for trauma and medical-surgical emergencies, the foundations of emergency nursing practice, and special populations.58 contributors offer valuable insights from a broad range of clinical positions in rural, suburban, and urban areas. High-quality radiographs and other diagnostic images help you learn to identify common conditions - especially head trauma, fractures, and dislocations. Logically organized, chapters are grouped into six sections for quick access to important content: Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Professional Practice, Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Major Trauma Emergencies, Medical and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Patient Populations. Tables and boxes highlight and summarize critical information for at-a-glance reference. A separate unit on special patient populations covers topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and behavioral/pediatric/obstetrical emergencies. Priority nursing diagnoses are highlighted in a quick-reference appendix to help you focus on the most serious problems. Five new chapters bring you the most reliable, up-to-date information on these key topics:Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency DepartmentFamily Presence During ResuscitationForensic NursingNuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass DestructionInfluenza: Seasonal, Avian, and PandemicExpanded coverage of shock and sepsis provides essential information on pathophysiology and diagnosis, with valuable guidelines for managing these patients. A detailed discussion of various types of triage systems and triage acuity ratings examines valid and reliable methods for differentiating between patients who require immediate treatment and those who can wait. Additional coverage of behavioral health emergencies includes new information on agitation, substance abuse, and suicide more

Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 218.44 x 276.86 x 35.56mm | 1,474.17g
  • Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Mosby
  • St Louis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0323055850
  • 9780323055857
  • 179,449

Table of contents

Unit I: Foundations of Emergency Nursing1. Emergency Nursing: An Historical Perspective2. Emergency Nursing Practice3. Legal and Regulatory Constructs4. Cultural DimensionsUnit II: Professional Practice5. Evidence-Based Practice6. ResearchUnit III: Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing7. Triage8. Patient Assessment9. Air and Surface Patient Transport10. Vascular Access and Fluid Replacement11. Wound Management12. Pain 13. Family Presence During Resuscitation - NEW!14. Organ and Tissue Donation15. Palliative and End of Life in the Emergency Department16. Forensic Nursing in the Emergency Department - NEW!17. Emergency Operations Preparedness18. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction - NEW!19. Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department - NEW!Unit IV: Major Trauma Emergencies20. Epidemiology of Trauma21. Head Trauma22. Spinal Trauma23. Thoracic Trauma24. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma25. Orthopedic and Neurovascular Trauma26. Burns27. Maxillofacial Trauma28. Pediatric Trauma29. Obstetric TraumaUnit V: Medical and Surgical Emergencies30. Respiratory Emergencies31. Cardiovascular Emergencies32. Shock Emergencies33. Neurologic Emergencies34. Gastrointestinal Emergencies35. Renal and Genitourinary Emergencies36. Fluids and Electrolytes37. Endocrine Emergencies38. Infections and Communicable Diseases39. Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic - NEW!40. Environmental Emergencies41. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies42. Toxicologic Emergencies43. Gynecologic Emergencies44. Dental, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Facial Emergencies45. Ocular EmergenciesUnit VI: Special Patient Populations46. Obstetric Emergencies47. Pediatric Emergencies48. Child Abuse and Neglect49. Intimate Partner Violence50. Elder Abuse and Neglect51. Behavioral Health Emergencies52. Substance Abuse53. Sexual Assaultshow more

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