Manual of Clinical Trauma Care

Manual of Clinical Trauma Care

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MANUAL OF CLINICAL TRAUMA CARE: THE FIRST HOUR focuses on improving emergency assessment and intervention for the immediate care of trauma patients, which is critical to the patient's survival. This volume is designed to build specialized assessment skills emphasizing physiology and pathophysiology, mechanisms of injury and history procurement, with information presented in a practical, quick-reference format. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include new technologies and current trauma statistics and to focus attention on new issues like shifting hospital systems and community education and prevention. New chapters cover the model trauma system, hospital systems of care, and interpersonal violence. Am Uses the team approach to promote cooperation among physicians, paramedics, nurses, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, surgeons, and other trauma team members Am Gives trauma care providers a broader knowledge of the causes of disease, as well as greater understanding of the body in motion Am Focuses on the physiology and pathophysiology of injury to encourage critical thinking Am Serves as a quick-and-ready reference for specific trauma care skills such as interosseous infusion and emergency thoracotomy, and revises trauma management Am Includes numerous tables, boxes, and mnemonic devices to improve retention NEW FEATURES: Am Provides a timely new chapter on interpersonal violence that helps emergency personnel confidently and appropriately identify and assess at-risk patients, plan for the patient's safety, provide resources and referrals, and when necessary, begin a legal intervention process Am Includes a new chapter that gives an historical overview of the beginning and continual evolution of emergency care. Provides new triage guidelines to help practitioners determine which patients need the most immediate care Am Offers a new chapter on hospital systems that clearly explains the difference between trauma centers and specialty trauma centers and dispenses key information on documentation, qualifications, stress management, and quality improvement Am Provides an expanded Mechanism of Injury chapter that addresses a wider audience of health care providers, helping those who are not the first responders to know precisely what questions to ask of the initial care team... within the trauma center. In addition, there are many nationally accepted educational programs available to trauma nurses. These include TNCC, Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing, ATLS, ENPC, PALS, and Advanced Burn Life Support.

Title:Manual of Clinical Trauma Care
Author:Susan Budassi Sheehy
Publisher:Mosby Incorporated - 1999


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