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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A basic manual for emergency room practitioners to the guidelines of the classification process. Material is organized by condition and discusses what to look for in various injuries and disorders. A few topics stray beyond the general subject and include discussions of cross-cultural empathy, using an interpreter, and telephone triage. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781740227
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Triage Process 1
From Battlefield to Facility 3
Qualities of the Triage Nurse 4
Customer Service 5
Triage Course 6
Hospital Receptionist 7
Interview 8
Physical Assessment 10
Basic Triage Assessment 10
Pt. II Triage Guidelines 21
Abdominal Pain 23
Ankle Injuries 26
Burn Trauma 27
Possible Cervical Spine Injuries 33
Chest Pain 34
Difficulty Breathing 37
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse 42
Endocrine Emergencies 49
Eye Injuries 52
Facial, Dental, and Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) Injuries 55
Febrile Child 58
Gynecologic Issues 60
Headache 65
Heat/Cold-Related Emergencies 68
Hematologic Emergencies 71
Infectious Diseases 74
Mental Health 84
Obstetric Issues 118
Orthopedic Injuries 131
Poisonings 135
Rash 141
Syncope 149
Toxicology: Biological and Chemical Exposure 150
Trauma, Multiple (Adult) 169
Trauma, Multiple (Pediatric) 178
Skin and Surface Trauma (Lacerations, Abrasions, Punctures, Bites, Amputations) 185
Pt. III Pearls of Triage Wisdom 189
Assessment by Systems 191
Geriatric Patients 194
Mental Health Patients 196
Obstetric Patients 198
Pediatric Patients 200
Pt. IV Enhanced Triage: Beyond the Basics 207
Cross-Cultural Empathy 209
Gang Aggression: What the ED Nurse Needs to Understand 225
Body Art 230
Using a Translator 239
Telephone Triage 244
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) 247
App.: CE Tests 251
Glossary 276
Bibliography 279
Index 281
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