Accident & Emergency, Theory into Practice, 3rd Edition

Accident & Emergency

3rd Edition Theory into Practice

Edited by Brian Dolan, MSc(Oxon), MSc(Nurs), BSc(Hons), RMN, RGN, CHSM, Director of Service Improvement and Patient Flow, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand; Director, Dolan & Holt Consultancy Ltd., UK; Vice Chair, RCN Emergency Care Association, UK and Lynda Holt, MA, RGN, EN(G), DipHS, Managing Director, Dolan & Holt Consultancy Ltd, UK; Formerly Chair, Royal College of Nursing Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, UK


Part 1 Trauma management

1. Pre-hospital care

2. Trauma life support

3. Major incidents

4. Transportation of the acutely ill patient

Part 2 Trauma care

5. Head injuries

6. Skeletal injuries

7. Spinal injuries

8. Thoracic injuries

9. Abdominal injuries

10. Maxillofacial injuries

11. Burns

Part 3 Psychological dimensions

12. Aggression

13. Stress and stress management

14. Care of the bereaved

15. Mental health emergencies

Part 4 Life continuum

16. Infants

17. Pre-school child

18. Age 5 to puberty

19. Adolescence

20. Young adults

21. Middle years

22. Older people

Part 5 Physiology for ED practice

23. Physiology for ED practice

24. Wound care

25. Pain and pain management

26. Local and regional anaesthesia

Part 6 Emergency care

27. Cardiac emergencies

28. Medical emergencies

29. Surgical emergencies

30. Gynaecological and obstetric emergencies

31. Ophthalmic emergencies

32. Ear, nose and throat emergencies

Part 7 Practice issues in emergency care

33. People with learning disabilities

34. Health promotion

35. Triage

Part 8 Professional issues in ED

36. Leadership

37. Clinical decision-making

38. Ethical issues

39. Law

40. Health & safety

41. Managing issues of culture and power in ED

42. Improving patient flow

Appendix: Normal values

Index