Quick Reference to Triage / Edition 2

Quick Reference to Triage / Edition 2

by Valerie G.A. Grossman, John F. Aarne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781740223

ISBN-13: 9780781740227

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This user-friendly, quick-access manual provides full-range coverage of the triage process in emergency care, from fundamental clinical guidance concerning patient assessment and treatment through the leadership skills and organizational skill building required by senior staff and emergency department management personnel. This second edition offers updated

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Overview

This user-friendly, quick-access manual provides full-range coverage of the triage process in emergency care, from fundamental clinical guidance concerning patient assessment and treatment through the leadership skills and organizational skill building required by senior staff and emergency department management personnel. This second edition offers updated features from the first edition, such as alphabetized listings of patient complaints, emergency alerts to help nurses recognize serious conditions quickly, “Pearls of Triage Wisdom” with timely clinical tips, and cross-cultural considerations. This edition also includes specific prioritizations for each triage guideline. A brand-new examination that will enable purchasers to receive continuing education credit is included.

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781740227
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. ITriage Process1
From Battlefield to Facility3
Qualities of the Triage Nurse4
Customer Service5
Triage Course6
Hospital Receptionist7
Interview8
Physical Assessment10
Basic Triage Assessment10
Pt. IITriage Guidelines21
Abdominal Pain23
Ankle Injuries26
Burn Trauma27
Possible Cervical Spine Injuries33
Chest Pain34
Difficulty Breathing37
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse42
Endocrine Emergencies49
Eye Injuries52
Facial, Dental, and Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) Injuries55
Febrile Child58
Gynecologic Issues60
Headache65
Heat/Cold-Related Emergencies68
Hematologic Emergencies71
Infectious Diseases74
Mental Health84
Obstetric Issues118
Orthopedic Injuries131
Poisonings135
Rash141
Syncope149
Toxicology: Biological and Chemical Exposure150
Trauma, Multiple (Adult)169
Trauma, Multiple (Pediatric)178
Skin and Surface Trauma (Lacerations, Abrasions, Punctures, Bites, Amputations)185
Pt. IIIPearls of Triage Wisdom189
Assessment by Systems191
Geriatric Patients194
Mental Health Patients196
Obstetric Patients198
Pediatric Patients200
Pt. IVEnhanced Triage: Beyond the Basics207
Cross-Cultural Empathy209
Gang Aggression: What the ED Nurse Needs to Understand225
Body Art230
Using a Translator239
Telephone Triage244
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)247
App.: CE Tests251
Glossary276
Bibliography279
Index281

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