Trauma Care: Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department.
2. Mechanism of Injury.
3. Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient in the Emergency Department.
4. Head Injuries.
5. Chest Injuries.
6. Spinal Cord Injuries.
7. Abdominal Injuries.
8. Pelvic Injuries.
9. Extremity Injuries.
10. Maxillofacial Injuries.
12. Special Population Considerations
- Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series
- Provides emergency nurses and emergency care practitioners with the skills and knowledge to assess and manage trauma patients and provide safe, effective care
- The first UK text to explore trauma assessment for nurses
- Provides evidence-based guidelines in the context of latest developments in the field of trauma care