Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care / Edition 7

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Thoroughly revised and featuring a more efficient and streamlined design, the new 7th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice.

Comprehensive content presents thorough discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education for each condition.
Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association ensures this book contains the best practices in emergency nursing.
Quick-reference format uses a consistent layout to help you find information quickly and easily.

NEW! 2-column format features new Tricks of the Trade boxes to give you a professional's perspective on common issues in emergency nursing.
NEW! Fully revised content from the ENA and a broad panel of expert contributors includes up-to-date, practical information on topics such as critical care in the ED, time management, the morbidly obese patient, electronic medical records, disaster nursing, forensic nursing, and workplace violence.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol A Easley, BSN equivalent(Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System)
Description: This is a well written and informative reference for new and seasoned nurses working in the clinical area of emergency nursing. It is easy to quickly access information regarding the treatment modalities of specific disease processes that often and occasionally enter the acute care facility.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive coverage of the basic and specific care of the emergency patient, through discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatment, and other interventions while taking in consideration patient and family special needs. This is extremely important in emergency departments throughout the country. Use of a comprehensive and up-to-date reference may expedite care and assist healthcare professionals to prepare and better meet treatment needs of patients. The author meets this objective well and in a manner that is user friendly. I found the newest materials in the book to be informative and helpful. The presentation lends itself well to use as a quick reference to refresh caregivers on appropriate care modalities.
Audience: The book tends to target practitioners more than students. In the current nursing school environment; there is little time spent in the emergency care area. Practicing emergency care providers would readily use this as a reference. Students who are involved in an in-depth course on emergency medicine and treatment would be best served by this book as learning tool. The author's credibility is without question. It is evident from this book that research and experience played a major role in the final product.
Features: Emergency care is very broad area and the efficient presentation of information in this book allows for a quick overview. For example, in the chapter on metabolic emergencies, the author provides a brief and matter of fact explanation of the diagnosis, followed by a listing of signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. The inclusion of formulas not frequently used and occasionally forgotten was refreshing. The only shortcoming of this book is its large size for quick reference. This is, however, understandable due to the amount of material included and variability of knowledge base needed to provide for the emergency room client.
Assessment: The value of this book is as a reference in the clinical setting. The new areas this book covers make it a significant replacement for several other books currently in use. In light of recent history, the emergency preparedness inclusion alone makes the book more valuable.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323078276
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 86,968
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Legal Issues for Emergency Nurses

2. Workplace Violence and Disruptive Behaviors

3. Mass Casualty Incidents

4. Patient Safety in the Emergency Department

5. Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Nursing

6. Forensics


7. Triage

8. Airway Management

9. Cardiopulmonary Arrest

10. Intravenous Therapy

11. Care of the Patient with Pain

12. Substance Abuse

13. Alcohol Abuse

14. Wound Management

15. Procedural Sedation

16. Laboratory Specimens and Radiologic Examinations

17. End-of-Life Issues for Emergency Nurses

Part III: Common Non-Traumatic Emergencies

18. Respiratory Emergencies

19. Cardiovascular Emergencies

20. Shock

21. SIRS/Sepsis

22. Infectious Diseases

23. Hematologic and Immunologic Emergencies

24. Stroke

25. Neurologic Emergencies

26. Facial, ENT, and Dental Emergencies

27. Ocular Emergencies

28. Abdominal Pain

29. Metabolic Emergencies

30. Toxicology Emergencies

31. Environmental Emergencies

32. Bite and Sting Emergencies

33. Genitourinary Emergencies

34. Sexually Transmitted Infections

Part IV: Trauma

35. Assessment and Stabilization of the Trauma Patient

36. Head Trauma

37. Spinal Cord/Neck Trauma

38. Chest Trauma

39. Abdominal Trauma

40. Musculoskeletal Injuries

41. Facial, Ocular, ENT, and Dental Trauma

42. Burns

43. Obstetrical Trauma

44. Pediatric Trauma

45. Geriatric Trauma

Part V: Special Populations

46. Obstetric Emergencies

47. Gynecologic Emergencies

48. Mental Health Emergencies

49. Abuse and Neglect

50. Intimate Partner Violence

51. Sexual Assault

52. Pediatric Considerations in Emergency Nursing

53. Geriatric Considerations in Emergency Nursing

54. Considerations for Patient with Morbid Obesity

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