ISBN-10:
070204315X
ISBN-13:
9780702043154
Pub. Date:
06/18/2013
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Accident & Emergency: Theory into Practice / Edition 3

Accident & Emergency: Theory into Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

Accident & Emergency: Theory into Practice is the comprehensive textbook for emergency nurses, covering the full range of emergency care issues, including trauma management and trauma care, the lifespan, psychological issues, physiology for practice, practice and professional issues. This book is about more than what a nurse should do; it is about why it should be done, leading to sustainable and safer practice.

The third edition of this ever-popular text expands its horizons to include contributions from emergency care professionals in New Zealand, Australia and the Republic of Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom.

  • Applied anatomy and physiology and how it changes in injury and ill health
  • Treatment and management of a wide range of emergency conditions
  • Includes emergency care across the life continuum, trauma management, psychological dimensions and practice and professional issues.
    • ‘Transportation of the critically ill patient’ chapter outlines the nursing and operational considerations related to transportation of the acutely ill person.
    • ‘Creating patient flow’ chapter overviews the concepts behind patient flow across the wider health system and introduces the key concept of staff and patient time. It explores some of the techniques used in manufacturing and service industries and its application to health system, illustrating how to reduce the waste of patient and staff time.
    • ‘Managing issues of culture and power in ED’ chapter demonstrates that cultural awareness is about much more than recognising the different religious needs of patients and their families; it’s also about recognising culture, diversity, stereotyping and expressions of power.
    • Updated to reflect the latest practice and guidelines in this fast-changing field of practice.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780702043154
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date: 06/18/2013
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 608
    Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    Director of award-winning health services consultancy since 2001 (Health Service 360)
    Author/editor of eight books on emergency nursing/leadership/education
    Work in UK, NZ, Australia and Ireland undertaking whole systems and leadership/culture change
    Visiting Prof of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR)
    Honorary Prof of Leadership in Healthcare, Salford University
    Originator of both #EndPJparalysis and #Last1000days social movements to value patients’ time and safety

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