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

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

Part ITriage Process1
From Battlefield to Facility3
Qualities of the Triage Nurse4
Customer Service5
Triage Course6
Hospital Receptionist7
Interview8
Physical Assessment10
Basic Triage Assessment10
Orthostatic Vital Signs12
Pain Assessment13
Triage Documentation16
Assigning Acuity16
Part IITriage Guidelines21
Abdominal Pain23
Ankle Injuries26
Burn Trauma27
Facts27
General Issues27
Inhalation Burn Injury30
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning30
Electrical Injury31
Chemical Burn Injury32
Possible Cervical Spine Injuries33
Chest Pain34
Facts34
Difficulty Breathing37
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse42
Endocrine Emergencies49
Hypoglycemia49
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)50
Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma (HHNC)50
Adrenal Gland Emergency: Addisonian Crisis51
Eye Injuries52
Facial, Dental, and Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) Injuries55
Febrile Child58
Gynecologic Issues60
General Issues60
Bartholintis60
Herpes Gentalis (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2)61
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)62
Vaginitis63
Headache65
Heat/Cold-Related Emergencies68
Heat68
Cold69
Hematologic Emergencies71
General Issues71
Sickle Cell Anemia72
Hemophilia73
Infectious Diseases74
General Issues74
Mental Health84
General Issues84
Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, and Alcohol Withdrawal87
Alzheimer's Disease92
Bipolar Disorder (Manic/Depression)93
Borderline Personality Disorder95
Depression96
Eating Disorders104
Anorexia Nervosa105
Bulimia105
Obesity107
Explosive and Inflexible Youth109
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (OCD)110
Panic Attack Disorder111
Schizophrenia112
Suicidal Behavior114
Obstetric Issues118
General Issues118
Spontaneous Abortion120
Ectopic Pregnancy120
Placenta Previa122
Abruptio Placentae122
Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia124
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus125
Premature Rupture of Membranes126
Preterm Labor127
Trauma in Pregnancy128
Precipitous or Emergency Delivery129
Orthopedic Injuries131
General Issues131
Other Presentations132
Poisonings135
Rash141
General Issues141
Primary Lesions143
Secondary Lesions145
Vascular Lesions146
Contagious Rashes147
Syncope149
Toxicology: Biological and Chemical Exposure150
Trauma, Multiple (Adult)169
Glasgow Coma Scale175
Trauma Score175
Revised Trauma Score175
Trauma, Multiple (Pediatric)178
Pediatric Trauma Score182
Skin and Surface Trauma (Lacerations, Abrasions, Punctures, Bites, Amputations)185
Part IIIPearls of Triage Wisdom189
Assessment by Systems191
Geriatric Patients194
Mental Health Patients196
Obstetric Patients198
Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy198
Pediatric Patients200
Differences in the ABCs201
Normal Vital Signs202
Abnormal Vital Signs202
Part IVEnhanced Triage: Beyond the Basics207
Cross-Cultural Empathy209
Diversity Among Patients209
Common Cultural Healing Practices219
Natural Alternative Herbal Medicines221
Gang Aggression: What the ED Nurse Needs to Understand225
Rules to Remember225
History225
Gang Culture226
Gang Identity227
Staying Safe While on Duty228
Body Art230
Body Piercing230
Body Piercing Jewelry231
Locations of Body Piercing232
Tattoos235
Branding235
Using a Translator239
How to Get the Most Benefit From a Translator239
Key Points That Should Be Remembered239
Telephone Triage244
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)247
AppendixCE Tests251
Glossary276
Bibliography279
Index281

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