Trauma Care: Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department

Trauma Care: Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department
2009 © John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Elaine Cole MSc, BSc, Pg Dip (ed), RGN
ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-6230-2
Nursing, Emergency Medicine


The often complex problems of the trauma patient present many challenges to front line emergency staff. Multiple injuries involving many systems of the body require careful and timely prioritisation and intervention in the emergency department. Trauma Care provides emergency nurses with a practical guide to the systematic assessment and management of trauma patients, equipping them with the clinical knowledge and practical skills necessary to initially assess and care for the trauma patient in the emergency department trauma environment.

Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department.

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"As an 11-year emergency department nurse, I believe this book will be an invaluable resource for even the most skilled practitioner. Prompt assessment and management of the trauma patient can be accomplished effectively and efficiently using this systematic approach."

-- Angela Sullivan, ADN (University of Arkansas of Little Rock) Doody's Review


The audience includes both prehospital and in-hospital emergency department trauma practitioners.

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