Description:Trauma nurses must approach the assessment of a trauma patient in a methodical fashion to prevent missing fatal injuries. This book covers trauma assessment and injuries in depth, empowering trauma nurses to provide the highest quality care.
Purpose:The goal is to present the information needed by trauma nurses to provide optimal care to trauma patients.
Audience:Based on over 26 years of trauma nursing experience, the author writes a book for other trauma nurses that will sharpen their assessment skills as well as their delivery of care to trauma patients.
Features:The book covers mechanisms of injury, trauma resuscitation and stabilization, trauma systems, special trauma populations, and trauma critical care, as well as environmental and mass casualty incidents. In particular, the signs and symptoms table and the critical life savers table deliver a wealth of easily accessible information. Numerous informative boxes, tables, illustrations, and algorithms deliver the information in an easy to read fashion.
Assessment:This insightful book is extremely easy to navigate from and a valuable resource for trauma nurses.