Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum / Edition 6

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Whether you are a new or an experienced emergency nurse, you'll find that the Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is an essential tool for your practice. Authored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), this highly-respected resource will help you build and verify your knowledge, develop practice standards, improve quality of care, and educate nursing staff as well as patients and families. The Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is also the ideal resource to help you prepare for the Certification for Emergency Nurses (CEN) exam.

• Authored by ENA, you can rely on this text to be the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available.
• The text's outline format and alphabetical listing of the Clinical Emergencies chapters mean you can find the information you need - fast!

• The most recent CEN examination content is included to ensure that you're prepared and confident.
• Nine new chapters incorporate the latest information about:

• Triage
• Complementary and Alternative Therapies
• Cultural Dimensions and Emergency Nursing
• End-of-Life Issues in the Emergency Department
• Hemodynamic Monitoring
• Hematologic/Oncologic Emergencies
• Mechanism of Injury
• Weapons of Mass Destruction
• Forensic Nursing Practice

• A new unit on trauma emergencies reorganizes information from the previous edition to help you more easily find the facts you need.
• More illustrations and tables are included to enhance your understanding of key information.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carla D Johnson, BSN (Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System)
Description: This book presents an emergency nursing core curriculum intended for use by nurses preparing to take the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) exam. New topics in this updated edition include pandemic illness, end of life issues, and forensic evidence collection.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide emergency room nurses, whether new or seasoned, with information that will increase their knowledge base and skill level. Emergency nurses need this book to continue to keep up with the changes that occur constantly in this area of healthcare.
Audience: This book could be used by anyone, from students to seasoned nurses, and in fact, it contains valuable information that could be of benefit to physicians. Although intended for ER nurses, all nurses could use this book.
Features: The information is well laid out in an easy to use format, although the book needs more color art. I recently participated in a CEN seminar, but this book by far has more information of greater depth.
Assessment: This book is excellent. Reading this has increased my knowledge base 10-fold. This is an exceptional reference for anyone involved in emergency nursing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416037552
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/20/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1152
  • Sales rank: 256,125
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Clinical Foundation

1. Nursing Assessment and Resuscitation

2. Triage

3. Abuse and Neglect/Sexual Assault

4. Complementary /Alternative Therapies

5. Cultural Dimensions

6. End-of-Life Issues in the Emergency Department

7. Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

8. Organ and Tissue Donation and Post-Transplantation Emergencies

9. Pain Management

Clinical Emergencies

10. Abdominal Emergencies

11. Cardiovascular Emergencies

12. Dental, Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

13. Endocrine Emergencies

14. Environmental Emergencies

15. Facial Emergencies

16. Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities

17. Genitourinary Emergencies

18. Hematologic/Oncologic Emergencies

19. Communicable and Infectious Disease Emergencies

20. Medical Emergencies

21. Neurologic Emergencies

22. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies

23. Ocular Emergencies

24. Orthopedic Emergencies

25. Toxicologic Emergencies

26. Psychiatric/Psychosocial Emergencies

27. Respiratory Emergencies

28. Shock Emergencies

29. Wounds and Wound Management

Trauma Emergencies

30. Mechanism of Injury

31. Nursing Assessment and Trauma Resuscitation

32. Abdominal and Urologic Trauma

33. Burn Trauma

34. Neurologic Trauma

35. Ocular and Maxillofacial Trauma

36. Obstetric Trauma

37. Orthopedic Trauma

38. Thoracic Trauma

Professional Components

39. Disaster Preparedness and Response

40. Weapons of Mass Destruction

41. Education: Professional, Patient, and Community

42. Emergency Patient Transfer and Transport

43. Forensic Nursing Practice

44. Legal and Regulatory Issues

45. Professionalism and Leadership

46. Research and Evidenced-Based Practice


NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

Evaluations and Outcomes Correlated with Current Nursing Diagnoses

Coma Scales

Age-Specific Vital Signs

Infant Pain Scales

Trauma Score

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