Trauma Nursing: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation / Edition 4

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Using the unique cycles of trauma framework, the 4th edition of this classic and highly acclaimed resource is thoroughly updated to bring you comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research findings and current issues, trends, and controversies in trauma nursing. Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages. Timely discussions on emerging topics such as mass casualty and rural trauma/telemedicine keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. This practical, evidence-based reference is the most complete resource available for both novice and experienced trauma nurses working in a variety of care settings.

• Comprehensive coverage includes practical, clinically relevant trauma information for nurses at all levels of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings.
• Evidence-based content ensures that you are using the latest and most reliable information available to provide state-of-the-art care for trauma patients.
• A user-friendly format, logical organization, and helpful tables and illustrations help you find information quickly and clarify key concepts and procedures.
• Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages.
• Special populations coverage prepares you to meet the unique needs of pregnant, pediatric, and elderly patients, as well as bariatric patients, burn victims, patients with substance abuse issues, and organ and tissue donors.
• A section on Clinical Management Concepts gives you a solid understanding of key issues affecting all patients regardless of their injury, including mechanism of injury, traumatic shock, patient/family psychosocial responses to trauma, pain management, wound healing, and nutrition.

• A new Mass Casualty chapter prepares you to act quickly and confidently in the event of a disaster, with guidelines for initial response and sustained response, lessons learned from recent disasters, government involvement, and hazmat, bioterrorism, and nuclear-radiological preparedness.
• A new chapter on Rural Trauma/Telemedicine focuses on the unique nature of rural trauma care and offers strategies to help you improve healthcare delivery in this challenging environment.
• A new Trauma in the Bariatric Patient chapter provides the specialized information you need to meet the challenges and needs of this growing patient population.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anna L. Jarrett, PhD, ACNP-ACNS,(University of Arkansas)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a comprehensive manual for emergency and trauma nursing units. It covers the military experience, injury prevention, legal and ethic considerations, as well as substance abuse in trauma patients. It uses a systems approach to organize trauma injuries and it also focuses on specific populations, such as bariatric patients, elderly and pregnant patients, as well as organ donor care. This is a must-have book for emergency departments, trauma units, and surgical intensive care units.
Purpose: The purpose is to detail the art and science of trauma nursing using evidence-based practice guidelines. As the gold standard resource for trauma nursing, this book needs to be updated frequently.
Audience: Although written for trauma nurses, the book's audience could be expanded to include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and emergency department and intensive care nurses who encounter trauma patients.
Features: The four sections start with general concepts, then move to clinical management concepts, single system injuries, and finally injuries in specific unique patient populations. The layout is the best part of the book. Pictures of actual trauma patients contribute to the understanding of the concepts. The only shortcoming is the absence of the rib score for determining clinical patient movement after chest injuries including multiple rib fractures (Easter, 2000).
Assessment: This is a valuable, reliable, and necessary resource for emergency department and trauma nurses, advanced practice nurses, and clinical nurse specialists working in any environment that encounters trauma patients. The fourth edition is necessary in order to maintain current evidence-based practice for trauma nursing.
From the Publisher
"The chapters are written in the language of science, but are as compelling as a good novel. The tables and figures are clear and references current....The chapters are full of universal principles and useful ideas." Nursing Standard, April 8 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416037729
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 1,258,417
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Clinical Nurse Specialist, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Research Nurse Specialist/Educator, Assistant Professor, Adjoint, University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado at Denver, College of Nursing, Aurora, CO

Vice President, Trauma, Emergency and Perioperative Services, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ

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Table of Contents

PART I: General Concepts in Trauma Nursing

1. Evolution of the Trauma Cycle

2. Economic and Administrative Issues in Trauma Care

3. Performance Improvement and Patient Safety in Trauma Care

4. Ethics in Trauma Nursing

5. Legal Concerns in Trauma Nursing

6. Injury Prevention

7. Prehospital Care of the Trauma Patient

8. Trauma in Rural Areas

9. Mass Casualty Incidents

10. Nursing Practice Through the Cycle of Trauma

11. Rehabilitation of the Trauma Patient

PART II: Clinical Management Concepts

12. Mechanism of Injury

13. Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

14. Initial Management of Traumatic Shock

15. Infection and Infection Control

16. Wound Healing and Soft Tissue Injuries

17. Metabolic and Nutritional Management of the Trauma Patient

18. Analgesia, Sedation, and Neuromuscular Blockade in the Trauma Patient

19. Psychosocial Impact of Trauma

PART III: Single System Injuries

20. Traumatic Brain Injuries

21. Maxillofacial Injuries

22. Ocular Injuries

23. Spinal Cord Injuries

24. Thoracic Injuries

25. Abdominal Injuries

26. Genitourinary Injuries and Renal Management

27. Musculoskeletal Injuries

PART IV: Unique Patient Populations

28. The Pregnant Trauma Patient

29. Pediatric Trauma

30. Trauma in the Elderly

31. Trauma in the Bariatric Patient

32. Burn Injuries

33. Substance Abuse and Trauma Care

34. The Organ and Tissue Donor

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