Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols Second Edition

  • Filename: obstetric-triage-and-emergency-care-protocols-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780826133939
  • Release Date: 2017-08-28
  • Number of pages: 345
  • Author: Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



First Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title! First Edition Second Place AJN Book-of-the-Year Award Winner in Maternal and Child Health! With more women than ever seeking obstetric triage and emergency services in obstetric triage units, obstetric providers need to be aware of triage assessment and evaluation protocols. This prize-winning pocket guide, containing management guidelines for obstetric triage/emergency settings, delivers critical information on obstetrics, midwifery, emergency, and family care for both students and seasoned clinicians. As with the first edition, all of the newly revised chapters take a strong collaborative and interprofessional approach to clinical conditions in the obstetric triage setting. With specific clinical protocols for more than 30 clinical situations, this fully updated second edition includes two completely new chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools, along with updated guidelines for hypertension, sepsis, and postpartum complications. Each protocol comprises presenting symptomatology, patient history and data collection, physical exam findings, laboratory and imaging studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management protocol/follow up. Plentiful figures and images, reference tables and standardized forms for reference and usage, algorithms, and clinical pathways illustrate chapter content. Esteemed contributors include midwives, nurse practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, and maternal fetal medicine faculty who evaluate nearly 30,000 OB visits per year. New to the Second Edition: New chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools Key updates on ectopic pregnancy, nausea and hyperemesis in pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, sexually transmitted and other infections, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders in pregnancy Expanded information on periviable obstetric management Information on Zika and Ebola Clinical callouts in each chapter highlighting key points Enhanced narrative protocols Key Features: Provides interprofessional triage protocol guidance for ED and OB triage settings Delivers protocols and guidelines for over 30 emergent care situations Includes plentiful diagnostic and imaging guidelines with accompanying figures Formatted consistently for quick access Offers algorithms, protocols, diagnostic imaging, and best evidence for each condition

Telephone Triage for Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Filename: telephone-triage-for-obstetrics-and-gynecology.
  • ISBN: 146988108X
  • Release Date: 2015-04-24
  • Number of pages: 446
  • Author: Vicki E Long, Msn, Cnm
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



"American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award 2009 in the category of Maternal and Child Health" This telephone triage book provides nurses with clear guidance on assessing and advising patients over the telephone on topics related to obstetric and gynecology. The introductory section outlines the key medical/legal, counseling, and practical aspects of telephone triage and includes a new chapter on the use of online information retrieval. Subsequent sections present specific protocols for a wide variety of obstetric, gynecologic, and women's health problems that the triage nurse might need to work through. New and expanded protocols in this edition include updated infertility management and medications, additional contraceptive methods such as NuvaRing and Implanon, current abnormal Pap smear management, hormone therapy advice, and emergency contraception options.

Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses

  • Filename: telephone-triage-protocols-for-nurses.
  • ISBN: 0781764610
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 623
  • Author: Julie K. Briggs
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This quick-reference manual presents over 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the caller should seek emergency care now, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. This edition features fourteen new protocols: avian influenza ("bird flu"); congestive heart failure; electrical burns; hand/wrist problems; hip pain/injury; influenza; neurological symptoms; newborn problems; pertussis; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); sickle cell disease problems; substance abuse, use, or exposure; West Nile virus; and wound care: sutures or staples. New appendices include guidelines for scenario practice; difficult caller practice scenarios; mystery caller practice session; temperature conversion guide; weight conversion chart; acetaminophen dosage chart; ibuprofen dosage chart; infant feeding guide; abdominal pain causes and characteristics; chest pain causes and characteristics; and headache causes and characteristics.

Quick Reference to Triage

  • Filename: quick-reference-to-triage.
  • ISBN: 0781740223
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Valerie G. A. Grossman
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This user-friendly, quick-access manual provides full-range coverage of the triage process in emergency care, from fundamental clinical guidance concerning patient assessment and treatment through the leadership skills and organizational skill building required by senior staff and emergency department management personnel. This second edition offers updated features from the first edition, such as alphabetized listings of patient complaints, emergency alerts to help nurses recognize serious conditions quickly, “Pearls of Triage Wisdom” with timely clinical tips, and cross-cultural considerations. This edition also includes specific prioritizations for each triage guideline. A brand-new examination that will enable purchasers to receive continuing education credit is included. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders

  • Filename: clinical-manual-of-sexual-disorders.
  • ISBN: 9781585629053
  • Release Date: 2009-08-06
  • Number of pages: 473
  • Author: Richard Balon
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub



Sexuality is an integral part of gender identity, self-image, and overall well-being. Sexual dysfunctions present in all cultures and ethnicities around the world. Sexual problems have an especially high prevalence among patients with psychiatric syndromes -- yet, in recent years, the field of psychiatry has shifted away from the treatment of sexual disorders. Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders is the first comprehensive text in decades to address the management and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Using a conceptual model that incorporates biological, psychological, and cultural interventions as its guiding principle, the book explores and evaluates the epidemiology of sexual disorders and paraphilias, sexual dysfunctions with comorbid psychiatric disorders, sexual problems associated with various medications, and sexual disorders in specific patient populations. Written by 25 contributing clinical specialists from around the world, the text combines conceptual shifts within the field of human sexuality with the latest research findings into a practical three-part volume. The first four chapters cover general areas relevant to the clinical understanding of human sexuality and sexual dysfunctions within the frame of psychiatry. The second part of the book outlines the major sexual dysfunctions, including male erectile disorder, female arousal disorder, premature ejaculation, and paraphilias. And the final chapters address the management of sexual issues in two unique patient populations that are often neglected in other textbooks -- children and adolescents and older adults. The book includes several unique features to further enhance learner retention Tables, charts, figures, and illustrations to enhance the reading material Evaluations, questionnaires and other patient materials Take-away points on key clinical issues at the end of each chapter Case examples from the authors' own practices References for further reading Restoration of sexual function can improve the quality of life for many individuals with and without psychiatric disorders, making recognition and treatment of sexual problems of utmost importance to any general psychiatric practice. As the only text of its kind, Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders provides a concise, clinically-oriented biopsychosocial guide to the management and treatment of sexual dysfunction that is appropriate for all psychiatric, clinical, and educational settings.

On Call

  • Filename: on-call.
  • ISBN: 1416023941
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Homer G. Chin
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Company



Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. The pocket-sized titles in the On Call series provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...they're your answer books for what to do and how to do it quickly-from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication. Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision. Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation. Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call. Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside. Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need. Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medications-a quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

  • Filename: emergency-and-trauma-care-for-nurses-and-paramedics.
  • ISBN: 9780729579827
  • Release Date: 2011-08-15
  • Number of pages: 1494
  • Author: Kate Curtis
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



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)

Pediatric Telephone Advice

  • Filename: pediatric-telephone-advice.
  • ISBN: 0781750792
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 479
  • Author: Barton D. Schmitt
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This handbook presents step-by-step protocols for telephone triage and advice for over 150 pediatric symptoms and chief complaints. Written in algorithmic format, the protocols list questions the health care professional should ask the caller to assess the urgency of the problem and determine whether it requires emergency intervention, an office visit, or home care. Where appropriate, the book provides first aid and home care instructions for parents and alerts parents to complications that warrant a call back.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

  • Filename: pocket-book-of-hospital-care-for-children.
  • ISBN: 9789241548373
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 412
  • Author: World Health Organization
  • Publisher: World Health Organization



The Pocket Book is for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals. This second edition is based on evidence from several WHO updated and published clinical guidelines. It is for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in any facilities where sick children are admitted for inpatient care. The Pocket Book is one of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The guidelines require the hospital to have (1) the capacity to carry out certain essential investigations, such as pulse oximetry, blood glucose, blood smear examinations for malaria parasites, estimation of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and full blood count, blood group and cross-match, and basic microscopy of cerebrospinal fluid and urine; and where possible blood and urine culture, ultrasound and basic x-rays; (2) essential medicines for the care of seriously ill children. Advanced and high care treatment options, such as intensive care or mechanical ventilation, are not described. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals. Details of the evidence on which the Pocket Book is based can be found onWHO website from the published guidelines provided in the bibliography. These guidelines are applicable in most areas of the world and may be adapted to suit country specific circumstances.

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse

  • Filename: fast-facts-for-the-triage-nurse.
  • ISBN: 9780826122650
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Lynn Sayre Visser
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This is a concise, user-friendly orientation guide and reference for new and seasoned nurses, paramedics, preceptors, educators, management teams, and anyone else in triage situations. It features a consistent format with pithy information guidelines covering key processes and practices Triage Nurses use daily. Chapters address core elements of triage such as tips for success for triage orientees and triage preceptors, point-of-entry, evaluation processes, understanding a variety of acuity scales, “red-flag” diagnoses and how to handle them, coordination and communication with other health care team members, documentation guidelines, and care considerations for special populations.

Emergency Triage

  • Filename: emergency-triage.
  • ISBN: 9780470757284
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Machester Triage Group
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings, and as such it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses themselves. The second edition has been revised throughout and takes in the changes in practice introduced into MTS since the book was first published. These include: Redesigned and expanded flow charts Additional charts for allergy and palpitations New practices - such as the possibility of revascularisation for patients with stroke New discriminators, for example acute neurological deficit and significant respiratory history Redefinition of existing discriminators Also new to this edition is the incorporation of sections on the use of the risk averse system in telephone triage, in settings where ‘streaming’ takes place and as an early warning score for patients in all unscheduled care settings. The tone of this edition reflects the more up to date, modified approach to triage while retaining the principles of clinical prioritisation, which in the authors’ words “remains a central plank of clinical risk management in emergency care”. Emergency Triage is an essential handbook for all clinicians involved in unscheduled care settings such as emergency care, walk in centres, minor injury units, primary care out of hours services.

Emergency Nursing

  • Filename: emergency-nursing.
  • ISBN: 1582553718
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Julie K. Briggs
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



"Using the 5-tier triage acuity system endorsed by the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, this brand new handbook delivers quick access to triage protocols for the most common complaints seen in emergency care settings. The 5-tier triage acuity system assigns five acuity levels based on severity and need for intervention to ensure better accuracy and consistency among staff and greatly reduce the risks involved with triage. This cutting-edge system is rapidly becoming the international standard for assessing patients face-to-face in emergency and urgent care clinical units."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Adult Telephone Protocols

  • Filename: adult-telephone-protocols.
  • ISBN: 1581103379
  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: David A. Thompson
  • Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics



New Edition! Pediatric Telephone Protocols contain practice tested protocols for more than 125 pediatric conditions. An AAP best sell used in hundreds of practice nationwide, "Pediatric Telephone Protocols" delivers the physician-authored, peer-reviewed guidance your staff needs to answer parent calls with complete confidence. This new edition includes more than 125 decision-support protocols spanning the spectrum of common pediatric conditions and complaints. "Steb-by-step guidance to simplify telephone triage: " Give parents prompt assistance, accurate information, and trustworthy advice, Rapidly determine whether patients must be seen immediately, seen by appointment, or treated at home, Provide easy-to-understand home care instructions, Maintain a consistent standard of phone care across your office and more.

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