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Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice, 6th Edition

Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice, 6th Edition

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Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. ...
ISBN:978-0-323-05585-7
Number of pages:768
Edition: 6
Year published:2010
Weight:4.0000
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Published: 2010
Pages: 768
ISBN: 978-0-323-05585-7
Edition: Sixth
Language: English
Author (s): Emergency Nurses Association


Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. Key coverage includes clinical fundamentals, treatment for trauma and medical-surgical emergencies, the foundations of emergency nursing practice, and special populations.

Key Features

·   58 contributors offer valuable insights from a broad range of clinical positions in rural, suburban, and urban areas. 

·   High-quality radiographs and other diagnostic images help you learn to identify common conditions - especially head trauma, fractures, and dislocations. 

·   Logically organized, chapters are grouped into six sections for quick access to important content: Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Professional Practice, Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Major Trauma Emergencies, Medical and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Patient Populations. 

·   Tables and boxes highlight and summarize critical information for at-a-glance reference. 

·   A separate unit on special patient populations covers topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and behavioral/pediatric/obstetrical emergencies. 

·   Priority nursing diagnoses are highlighted in a quick-reference appendix to help you focus on the most serious problems. 


New to this Edition

           ·   Five new chapters bring you the most reliable, up-to-date information on these key topics:

            ·         Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department
            ·         Family Presence During Resuscitation
            ·         Forensic Nursing
            ·         Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction
            ·         Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic


·   Expanded coverage of shock and sepsis provides essential information on pathophysiology and diagnosis, with valuable guidelines for managing these patients. 

·   A detailed discussion of various types of triage systems and triage acuity ratings examines valid and reliable methods for differentiating between patients who require      immediate treatment and those who can wait. 

·   Additional coverage of behavioral health emergencies includes new information on agitation, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.

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