Emergency Nursing Secrets / Edition 2

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Part of the nursing Secrets Series®, Emergency Nursing Secrets, 2nd Edition is written in a question-and-answer format, providing concise information in an easy-to-use layout. This comprehensive resource is designed for both new and experienced emergency nurses and provides a wealth of helpful "pearls" or "secrets" of practice. Logically organized for quick access to key information, this book is divided into four main sections: Practice Topics, Chief Complaints, Trauma Care, and Special Populations.

• Written by experts in the field of emergency nursing
• The 100 Top Secrets are listed in the front of book for quick reference
• Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important information for at-a-glance access
• Internet Resources boxes offer readers additional information via the Internet

• Four new chapters on Resuscitation Issues, Endocrine Emergencies, Hematologic Emergencies, and Drug and Alcohol Impaired Patients
• Expanded coverage of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction in the Emergency Preparedness chapter

"...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: 784,788
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Practice Topics

1. Triage

2. Emergency Preparedness

3. Pain Management

4. Death and Dying

5. Self Care for Caregiver

6. Keeping Safe

7. Case Management

8. Risk Management

II. Chief Complaints

9. Resuscitation Issues NEW!

10. Headache

11. Seizures

12. Stroke

13. Eye Problems

14. Chest Pain

15. Respiratory Distress

16. Abdominal Pain

17. Environmental Emergencies

18. Ingestions and Poisonings

19. Psychiatric Emergencies

20. Endocrine Emergencies NEW!

21. Hematologic Emergencies NEW!

22. Non-Urgent Problems

III. Trauma Care

23. Mechanism of Injury

24. Shock

25. Head and Face Trauma

26. Thoracic and Neck Trauma

27. Abdominal Trauma

28. Spinal Cord and Vertebral Trauma

29. Musculoskeletal Trauma

30. Burns

31. Trauma During Pregnancy

32. Pediatric Trauma

33. Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma

IV. Special Populations

34. Pregnant Women

35. Seniors

36. Infants and Children

37. Underserved Patients

38. Abused and Neglected Patients

39. Drug and Alcohol Impaired Patients NEW!

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