Description: Emergency nursing knowledge encompasses a large number of clinical topics. In this comprehensive book the physiological, psychological, and professional aspects of accident and emergency (A&E) nursing in the U.K. are addressed.
Purpose: This first edition is organized into eight key sections: Trauma Management, Trauma Care, Psychological Dimensions, Life Continuum, Physiology for A&E Practice, Emergency Care, Practice Issues in A&E, and Professional Issues in A&E.
Audience: The book is written to address the learning needs of A&E nurses. However, this book is an essential resource for emergency nurses, critical care nurses, flight nurses, nurses with practice sites in pre-hospital or ambulatory care, nursing staff development personnel, and nursing students.
Features: One of the unique features of the book is that 39 contributors with specific emergency nursing expertise are chapter authors. The contributors to the chapter on bereavement suggest approaches to the management of sudden death with the relatives. The life span chapter contributors focus on developmental changes with attendant clinical conditions across the life span. In the chapter on pain, contributors succinctly discuss pain theories and non-pharmacological methods of pain management.
Assessment: Illustrations are generous and provide clear detail in addition to the narrative. One shortcoming is the lack of a table of contents on the inside front cover for rapid topic identification and location of topics. This text is an excellent resource for all nurses desiring to increase their knowledge of emergency nursing.