Emergency Care and First Aid for Nurses

A Practical Guide

Author: Philip Jevon,David F. Bowden,David Halliwell (MSc.)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443102082

Category: Medical

Page: 373

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This portable, quick reference provides comprehensive coverage of first aid procedures and is highly illustrated. Its aim is to enable nurses to effectively and safely provide first aid outside their clinical working environment. However, the principles described will also be useful within the hospital setting and a section at the end of each chapter will describe the appropriate treatment once the patient reaches A&E.

First Aid, Survival, and CPR

Home And Field Pocket Guide

Author: Shirley A Jones

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803629397

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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Awarded AJN Book of the Year Award 2012! From performing CPR on an adult, child, or infant to dealing with bleeding and shock, cuts and broken bones, heart attacks, emergency childbirth, poisoning, drowning, scuba diving mishaps, wilderness survival, and natural disasters such as tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes…this portable, waterproof guide helps you quickly find the information you need to develop a plan of action for assessing and treating all kinds of first aid and survival emergencies.

Manual of School Health - E-Book

A Handbook for School Nurses, Educators, and Health Professionals

Author: Keeta DeStefano Lewis,Bonnie J. Bear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712264

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Completely updated, the 3rd edition of this practical, highly portable manual offers quick access to the most relevant health and wellness information for children -- from birth through age 21 – in the school setting. You’ll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, learning domains, acute and chronic illnesses, first aid, medical syndromes, special education, and emergency illness. This edition also addresses the growing array of issues affecting today’s children, including mental health disorders, disaster management, substance abuse, and school violence, as well as new threats such as West Nile virus, dermatological conditions, and the reemergence of tuberculosis. Ideal for use in school and community settings, this manual is a must-have resource for anyone who works with children. A best practice approach to health issues and concerns helps you provide the best possible care to students. A clear, consistent outline format and straightforward writing style make it easy to locate and apply essential information. Updated content includes important contemporary issues in schools, such as body piercing, backpack syndrome, and computer ergonomics. Brain Findings section offers relevant information about recent brain and neurology research, with insights on how it relates to childhood development and health. Numerous appendices, including the latest growth charts and immunization schedules, provide essential information for assessing school age children. English-Spanish translation guide for common health terms and phrases helps you communicate more effectively with Hispanic students. Web site resources at the end of each chapter provide reliable sources for further information and research. A convenient Glossary familiarizes you with important terminology and definitions used throughout the book. New, user-friendly design helps you find key information quickly with helpful boxes, tables, and headings. New 8-page color insert serves as an instant visual reference to help you identify rashes, skin lesions, and other dermatological conditions that are common among school-age children. A separate chapter on first aid walks you through the management of common injuries and emergency situations. Revised mental health chapter presents current, detailed information on the major mental disorders that affect school-age children such as depression, autism, and Asperger's, with an extensive psychotropic medication table. A new chapter devoted to disaster management includes the latest information on bioterrorism and homeland security threats to help you create an action plan for disaster situations. A revised chapter on violence addresses sexual assault, self-mutilation, suicide, domestic violence, and violence in the schools, to help you stay informed about current societal trends, issues, and developments. New information on teen pregnancy offers helpful guidelines on communicating with students about this important issue.

Emergency care & first aid manual

a guide to handling medical emergencies and routine health care

Author: Jay Litvin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780943935034

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 62

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Summary: Gives advice to young babysitters on safe handling of babies and children, along with basic first aid instructions and advice on dealing with emergency situations.

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199653720

Category: Medical

Page: 819

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Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

Field Guide

Dog First Aid Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog

Author: Randy Acker,Jim Fergus

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781885106049

Category: Medical

Page: 75

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Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.

First Aid for Nurses

Author: TK Indrani

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9788180611162

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),,American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP),,Alton L. Thygerson,Steven M. Thygerson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284123677

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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This manual is developed for use within advanced first aid, CPR, and AED training courses offered through Emergency Care & Safety Institute. Based on the 2015 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED, Seventh Edition is ideal for use within college-level courses designed to certify individuals in first aid, CPR, and AED.

Burns

A Practical Approach to Immediate Treatment and Long Term Care

Author: Robert L. Sheridan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766050

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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This book emphasizes the fundamental surgical, medical and related procedures involved in each stage of burn care, thus enabling the reader to focus on the essentials, and ensure the best outcome for patients. Chapters range from burn physiology, initial care and resuscitation, to wound evaluation and surgical management, respiratory and critical care, rehabilitation, reconstruction and aftercare. The book’s concise visual approach will appeal to all professionals caring for burn patients in acute or recovery phases.

Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTS)

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964189X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Caregivers and teachers need to know what to do when a child is injured or becomes suddenly ill. Most injuries that require first aid care are not life-threatening. However, first aid can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. This course is designed to give caregivers and teachers the education they need to effectively care for children.

Essential Nursing Care

A Workbook for Clinical Practice

Author: Louise Lawson,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470513039

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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This text provides a fundamental understanding of the essential core skills that support the development of professional competencies for practice. It explores the principles of patient safety, monitoring and assessment, respiratory care, eating and drinking, elimination, drug administration and first aid.

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Author: Lori Schumacher,Cynthia C. Chernecky

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606169X

Category: Medical

Page: 377

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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient's cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX"¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.

Basic Guide to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405197846

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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The Basic Guide to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice is a must have book for all dental care professionals. Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters cover such key topics as patient assessment, adult resuscitation, respiratory and cardiac disorders, paediatric emergencies, emergency equipment and law and ethics. Illustrated in full colour throughout Follows Resuscitation Council’s Guidelines Accessible, full colour guide Handy format for easy reference and portability Evidence-based.

First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Oral Boards, Second Edition

Author: David S Howes,Tyson Pillow,James Ahn,John Dayton,Nestor Rodriguez,Janis Tupesis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

ISBN: 9780071839853

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 1992

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Comprehensive text and fifty cases provide everything needed to ace the Emergency Medicine Oral Boards! This unique exam prep is the first resource to specifically address every key requirement for emergency medicine oral board success: basic exam preparation, managing information; understanding basic principles of care management; and avoiding specific pitfalls. Readers will find a detailed description of the exam, including format, scoring, what to expect on exam day, content, recommended study plan, preparation advice, and additional resources. The text is enhanced by fifty cases, along with the actual dialog that could and should occur during patient simulation – plus images and lab results test takers must be familiar with. • NEW TO THIS EDITION: All of the fifty cases are completely new • A complete review of basic management skills, including airway management, shock, trauma, common procedures, and more • Tips and pearls on what to say, order, and do • Diagnostic and management algorithms by chief complaint (including pediatric) -- everything from abdominal pain to weakness

First Aid and Emergency Management in Orthopedic Injuries

Author: MS Dhillon,Sarvdeep S Dhatt

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350256452

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 459

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Concise guide to emergency management of orthopaedic injuries, covering numerous types of injury and cause, both man-made and natural. Also examines differences in roadside first aid versus emergency room tretment.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 9327

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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

The Survival Doctor's Complete Handbook

Author: James Hubbard, MD

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621453065

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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It's the worst snowstorm you can remember. The ice-covered streets are abandoned. You hear a boom in the distance, and your computer screen goes blank. Darkness. A crash and another bang from inside the house. In the hallway, your husband sits on the floor, soaked in blood. You dial 911, and all you get is a busy signal. Would you know what to do next? The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will teach you just what you need to know to take care of yourself and your loved ones in the event you aren’t able to get professional medical help right away. Encompassing but going well beyond immediate first aid, the book covers: how to put a dislocated joint back into place how to prevent hypothermia when your heat has gone out what to do for asthma when you don’t have your inhaler whether you can really drink your own urine if you run out of water what to feed your toddler if he has a fever and you have no medicine and much more Featuring more than 100 illustrations, along with quick quizzes and real-life examples, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will take you step by step through the essentials of medical care during a crisis. Perhaps you’ve been stranded by a sudden storm when out camping. Maybe you live alone in a rural area, and can’t easily get to a doctor when you hurt your arm. Or you just want to make sure you and your family are prepared to safely weather the next Superstorm Sandy, polar vortex, tornado strike, heat wave, earthquake, or other natural disaster. Whatever your situation and your health needs, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook is your must-have medical resource.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.