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 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.

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)

Telephone Triage for Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Filename: telephone-triage-for-obstetrics-and-gynecology.
  • ISBN: CHI:82803001
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This telephone triage book is designed for use by professional nurses assessing and advising patients over the telephone on topics related to obstetrics and gynecology. It is designed to crystalize the professionals existing knowledge base and to provide clear guidance on handling a wide-variety of patient situations about which the triage nurse might need to work through. the protocols are organized alphabetically by major topic areas and outline the salient medical, legal and practical considerations involved important educational points are highlighted to reinforce important points to stres

Ersteinsch tzung in der Notaufnahme

  • Filename: ersteinsch-tzung-in-der-notaufnahme.
  • ISBN: 3456849869
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Kevin Mackway-Jones
  • Publisher:

Das Manchester-Triage-System ist eines von vier weltweit verbreiteten Systemen, um Notfallpatienten in ihrer Behandlungsdringlichkeit einzuschätzen und einzustufen. Kein anderes System ist in Europa so etabliert: Weit mehr als 25 Mio. Patienten werden alljährlich nach diesem übersichtlichen und verständlichen System in Notfallambulanzen in England, Irland, Belgien, den Niederlanden, Schweden, Portugal, Spanien und Deutschland von Pflegenden eingeschätzt. Das System unterstützt den Neuling in der Pflege genauso wie den Experten, es zeigt die Bedürfnisse des Patienten auf und hilft bei der Organisation der Behandlungsprozesse. Das praktische Handbuch: - führt in das System der Ersteinschätzung ein - strukturiert die Ersteinschätzung anhand von 50 Notfallsituationen von Abszess bis Zahnschmerz - zeigt die zusätzlichen Erkenntnisse für die Prozesse in der Notaufnahme auf - unterstützt den Anwender mit übersichtlichen Flussdiagrammen, Farbleitsystemen und knappen tabellarischen Übersichten über die wichtigsten Notfallsituationen - erläutert und definiert die zentralen Notfallsymptome in einem verständlichen Glossar - wurde für den deutschsprachigen Markt von Experten überarbeitet und angepasst - wurde in der zweiten Ausgabe überarbeitet und ergänzt. “Ersteinschätzung in der Notaufnahme” - das Wesentliche für Pflegende und Ärzte, um Notfallsituationen gekonnt einschätzen, richtige Prioritäten setzen und notwendige Maßnahmen einleiten zu können.

Telephone Triage Protocols for Nursing

  • Filename: telephone-triage-protocols-for-nursing.
  • ISBN: 1451194293
  • Release Date: 2015-07-10
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Julie Briggs
  • Publisher: Lww

Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. This rapid-access resource delivers more than 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 immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. Simple, direct, and useful, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly telephone triage book available.

Emergency Medicine

  • Filename: emergency-medicine.
  • ISBN: 9781455733941
  • Release Date: 2012-09-05
  • Number of pages: 1888
  • Author: James G. Adams
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of clinical conditions, ranging from the common to the unusual. Find the information you need quickly with a highly visual format that features hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs, plus key information highlighted for fast reference. Consult high-yield text boxes in every chapter for Priority Actions, Facts and Formulas, Documentation, Patient Teaching Tips, Red Flags, and Tips and Tricks. Make the most of your limited time with easy-to-digest blocks of information, consistently presented for clear readability and quick reference. Study efficiently and effectively for the boards, or rapidly consult this title in daily practice, thanks to well-organized chapters, a superb use of images and diagrams, and clinically relevant, easy-to-understand content. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of renowned educators, dedicated to compiling today’s best knowledge in emergency medicine into one highly useful, readable text. Be prepared to manage increasingly prevalent problems seen in the ED, such as emergent complications of fertility treatment and management of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Deliver high-quality care to your younger patients with expanded pediatrics content. Stay up to date with new chapters on Clotting Disorders and Hemophilia, Patient-Centered Care, Health Disparities and Diversity in Emergency Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Antibiotic Recommendations for Empirical Treatment of Selected Infectious Diseases, and Cardiac Emergency Ultrasound: Evaluation for Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Activity. Access the complete contents of Emergency Medicine online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com, with downloadable images, tables and boxes, and expanded chapters, plus videos demonstrating ultrasound-guided vascular access, sonography for trauma, and more.

Pediatric Primary Care

  • Filename: pediatric-primary-care.
  • ISBN: 9781455742172
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 1288
  • Author: Catherine E. Burns
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.

Telephone Triage Protocols for Adult Populations

  • Filename: telephone-triage-protocols-for-adult-populations.
  • ISBN: 9780071702553
  • Release Date: 2009-04-24
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Sheila Wheeler
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

The Most Comprehensive and User-Friendly Adult Telephone Triage Protocols Available - From a Pioneer in the Field "This is a well thought out and organized tool for those involved in telephone advice and triage. It has many unique features not normally found in triage protocols, including research related to medical error, decision support, and critical thinking. The references are extensive. It is a necessary addition to the library of anyone involved in telephone triage and this update is an essential replacement for the previous protocols book. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Written by Sheila Wheeler, one of the world's leading experts in telephone triage, this functional reference provides the guidelines nurses need for the safe, effective, and fast disposition of 1,000+ health related problems by telephone. Organized by anatomical site and written in lay language, Telephone Triage eliminates the extra step of translating home treatment, first aid, or self-assessment instructions when performing telephone triage with the layperson. The format incorporates a critical-thinking process that mimics how nurses naturally solve problems in real-world situations. This “4 in 1” package contains everything you need to implement a telephone triage program: Comprehensive training, protocols, standards and a CD with case studies for analysis and critique, plus an optional telehealth continuing education website. Features: Users Guide - complete with insightful FAQs Protocols - wide-range of common diseases including Women's Health Documentation Form - ensures proper procedure, documentation, and risk management Standards - Comprehensive practice standards for practitioners and programs CD-ROM - contains 10 case studies for discussion and analysis Continuing Education -An accompanying website to earn CE credit online, at www.teletriage.com Representing the latest research and standards in the field, Telephone Triage is the ultimate resource for the triage nurse.

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

  • Filename: small-animal-critical-care-medicine.
  • ISBN: 9781416069263
  • Release Date: 2008-02-13
  • Number of pages: 1000
  • Author: Deborah Silverstein
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive, concise guide to critical care, encompassing not only triage and stabilization, but also the entire course of care during the acute medical crisis and high-risk period. This clinically oriented manual assists practitioners in providing the highest standard of care for ICU patients. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information. Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details. Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology. Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.

Sheehy s Emergency Nursing

  • Filename: sheehy-s-emergency-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9780323074025
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: Emergency Nurses Association
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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. 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. 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.

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine

  • Filename: textbook-of-adult-emergency-medicine.
  • ISBN: 9780702054389
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 1036
  • Author: Peter Cameron
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials

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