The new 6th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource - now developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association - features complete coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Important discussions focus on basic and advanced life support, intravenous therapy, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, and emergency care for special populations. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. New chapters and updated material make this resource a must-have for current practice.Complete, up-to-date, practical information is essential for both clinical practitioners and nursing students.Thorough discussions of each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions.Compact, portable size makes it ideal for on-the-spot reference in any setting.Developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association, featuring expert contributions from respected emergency personnel.13 new chapters cover:Communication in the Emergency DepartmentCultural DiversityIntrafacility and Interfacility Patient TransportEmergency Operations PreparednessTriagePatient AssessmentWeapons of Mass DestructionPain ManagementEnd of Life Issues for the Emergency NurseComplementary and Alternative TherapiesAirway EmergenciesElder TraumaSubstance Abuse EmergenciesUpdated content includes decontamination and conscious sedation procedures.An updated list of website references now includes pertinent resources for emergency personnel.Consistent format makes it easy to quickly retrieve information in an emergency setting - each chapter discussion includes a list of conditions and procedures, brief introductory statements, discussion of each condition, key procedures, and references.Over 400 updated photos and illustrations clarify important concepts.
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