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Prehospital Nursing: A Collaborative Approach / Edition 1

Prehospital Nursing: A Collaborative Approach / Edition 1


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Prehospital Nursing: A Collaborative Approach / Edition 1

This text is the first comprehensive presentation of nursing care in the prehospital environment. The book is divided into three sections addressing the roles of prehospital practitioners, the practice of prehospital nursing before and during transport, and the challenges and future of prehospital nursing. PREHOSPITAL NURSING covers collaborative care including practice, education, and research. Content relating to safety, the EMS system, assessment, and specific types of emergencies is presented with a focus on the unique role of the prehospital nurse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801678943
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/15/1994
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PREHOSPITAL NURSING * The Role of Nursing in Prehospital Care * Emergency Medical Service Systems and Communications * Ambulance Operations and Special Response Situations * SECTION TWO: THE PRACTICE OF PREHOSPITAL NURSING * Patient Transport * Safety in the Prehospital Care Environment * Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport * Transport Considerations for the Trauma Patient * Transport Considerations for Victims of Environmental Emergencies * Transport Considerations for Victims with Medical Emergencies * Transport Considerations for Intoxicated Patients and Patients with Psychiatric Emergencies * Transport of Patient with Infectious Diseases * Transport of the Pediatric Patient * Transport Considerations for Other Specific Patient Populations * SECTION THREE: ISSUES IN PREHOSPITAL NURSING * Challenges of Prehospital Nursing * The Future of Prehospital Nursing

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