Accident and Emergency Care: Theory into Practice

Accident and Emergency Care: Theory into Practice

by Brian Dolan, Lynda Holt
     
 

Here's the first U.K. book to focus on the nursing care of accident and emergency patients. Using a holistic approach, it thoroughly explores the many facets of this demanding and complex area of practice.See more details below

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Here's the first U.K. book to focus on the nursing care of accident and emergency patients. Using a holistic approach, it thoroughly explores the many facets of this demanding and complex area of practice.

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Reviewer: Catherine Ferrario, MS, RN, CS, FNP (Rush University College of Nursing)
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.
From the Publisher
"Why wasn t this book around when I started working in A&E? As a source book of information for the A&E nurse, Dolan and Holt have produced an excellent resource." Bob McMaster, Accident and Emergency Nursing, Vol 8, January 2000
Catherine Ferrario
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702022395
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/17/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.76(h) x (d)

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