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Overview

Using the popular question-and-answer format of The Secret Series(R), this helpful resource offers practical tips, answers, and secrets from expert emergency nurses. Chapters include concepts that inform emergency nursing practice, including patient advocacy, family involvement, collaborative practice, patient teaching, ethical decision-making, and evidence-based practice. The nuts and bolts of emergency nursing are addressed in 35 chapters on topics such as triage, disaster management, abdominal pain, respiratory distress, shock, spinal cord injury, and burns - to name just a few. From caring for a woman who suffers a miscarriage to balancing the competing priorities during the trauma resuscitation to making changes that better the plight of the undeserved, these nurses have captured the knowledge, enthusiasm, and heart of what emergency nursing is all about.

"...offers practical tips, answers, & secrets from expert emergency nurses...covers patient advocacy, family involvement, collaborative practice, patient teaching, ethical decision making, and evidence-based practice.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Cindy L Davis, DNSc (Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System)
Description: This is a succinct update of the 2001 version of Emergency Nursing Secrets. Well written in a pertinent and easy to read question and answer format, this book is an excellent resource for the novice to expert emergency department nurse.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a well rounded follow-up to the first edition. This edition has a wider variety of subjects, up-to-date information, and an easy to follow format. As evidence-based practice and changes in emergency healthcare occur, it becomes vitally important to provide updates to the nurses on the front lines of emergency nursing. This edition meets these objectives admirably.
Audience: This book is written for a wide audience. Novice nurses will find it invaluable and expert nurses, a good resource and validation of their thoughts and practices. The authors are recognized experts in emergency nursing and provide invaluable personal experience to augment the information provided in this book.
Features: The information is grouped into four main categories: practice topics, chief complaints, trauma care, and special populations. Each of these topics then is further divided into disease or body systems. I enjoyed the format of this book immensely. The question and answer format provided me with the ability to lay the book down and then pick it back up later without having to revisit previously reviewed issues. Information is delivered in an understandable but not condescending manner. The key points sections in each chapter are very helpful. The bright green accents are eye-catching, but a bit difficult to read against a white background.
Assessment: The first edition was good and this edition is just as easy to understand, conducive to learning, and well planned. In fact, I don't think this edition actually replaces the first edition, but augments and updates it. This is more suitable for the novice nurse, but the expert nurse can find helpful information as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323040327
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/15/2006
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 374,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

I Practice topics 1
1 Triage 3
2 Emergency preparedness 17
3 Pain management 29
4 Death and dying 51
5 Self-care for the caregiver 61
6 Keeping safe 66
7 Case management 74
8 Risk management 82
II Chief complaints 97
9 Resuscitation issues 99
10 Headache 107
11 Seizures 116
12 Stroke 125
13 Eye problems 134
14 Chest pain 147
15 Respiratory distress 155
16 Abdominal pain 168
17 Environmental emergencies 177
18 Ingestions and poisonings 206
19 Psychiatric emergencies 220
20 Endocrine emergencies 234
21 Hematological emergencies 243
22 Nonurgent problems 256
III Trauma care 267
23 Mechanism of injury 269
24 Shock 278
25 Head and face trauma 288
26 Thoracic and neck trauma 299
27 Abdominal trauma 315
28 Spinal trauma 336
29 Musculoskeletal trauma 345
30 Burn injury 357
31 Trauma during pregnancy 373
32 Pediatric trauma 391
33 Psychosocial aspects of trauma 403
IV Special populations 409
34 Pregnant women 411
35 Seniors 423
36 Infants and children 432
37 Underserved patients 445
38 Abused and neglected patients 451
39 Drug- and alcohol-impaired patients 468
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