English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1405162309 | 296 pages | PDF | 3 Mb
The often complex problems of the trauma patient present manychallenges to front line emergency staff. Multiple injuriesinvolving many systems of the body require careful and timelyprioritisation and intervention in the emergency department. TraumaCare provides emergency nurses with a practical guide to thesystematic assessment and management of trauma patients, equippingthem with the clinical knowledge and practical skills necessary toinitially assess and care for the trauma patient in the emergencydepartment trauma environment.
Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing onpatient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working.Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and managementissues for each system of the body and specific age relatedcomplications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, withacknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. Thistext will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those workingin the emergency department.
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