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Trauma Care

Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department

Elaine Cole



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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
17 October 2008
The often complex problems of the trauma patient present many challenges to front line emergency staff. Multiple injuries involving many systems of the body require careful and timely prioritisation and intervention in the emergency department. Trauma Care provides emergency nurses with a practical guide to the systematic assessment and management of trauma patients, equipping them with the clinical knowledge and practical skills necessary to initially assess and care for the trauma patient in the emergency department trauma environment.

Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department.
Edited by:   Elaine Cole
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 176mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   276g
ISBN:   9781405162302
ISBN 10:   1405162309
Series:   Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   17 October 2008
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
1. Introduction. 2. Mechanism of Injury. 3. Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient in the Emergency Department. 4. Head Injuries. 5. Chest Injuries. 6. Spinal Cord Injuries. 7. Abdominal Injuries. 8. Pelvic Injuries. 9. Extremity Injuries. 10. Maxillofacial Injuries. 11. Burns. 12. Special Population Considerations

Elaine Cole is a Lecturer-Practitioner in Accident & Emergency/Trauma at St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery and Barts and the London NHS Trust, London

Reviews for Trauma Care: Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department

?I believe this book will be an invaluable resource for even the most skilled practitioner.? (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)

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