Trauma Care: Initial Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department

ISBN: 9781405162302
ISBN-10: 1405162309
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 1st
Editor: Cole, Elaine
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 94
Reviewer: Angela Sullivan,  ADN  (University of Arkansas of Little Rock)
This book teaches the essential clinical skills necessary to equip even the most novice practitioner to provide competent trauma care.
The sole purpose is to provide emergency trauma practitioners with the necessary tools to provide prompt and lifesaving care to critical trauma patients. The author uses a systematic approach, which ensures complete assessment and implementation of standards of care.
The audience includes both prehospital and in-hospital emergency department trauma practitioners.
The book provides emergency care nurses and practitioners with a concise, practical guide to skillfully assessing and caring for trauma patients. Evidenced-based guidelines reinforce trauma care concepts.
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.
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1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
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1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
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1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
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1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A