The CEN Study Guide/Review Manual covers all the major topic areas based on the most recent (2007) BCEN Blueprint for the CEN Exam. It includes a comprehensive, systems based review model, and a complete 150 question sample "CEN-like" exam, complete with full rationales and explanations. The practice exam is most useful as a self-assessment tool. Other special sections included in this edition are: (1) "CEN HOT Words": These are words/terms which are used and show up during the CEN exam frequently. (2) "CEN Exam-Like Questions": This is a special section dedicated to those specific topics which appear on the exam frequently. (3) A comprehensive index is included in this edition. Having an index makes it easy and simple to look up key terms and topics and to locate quickly in the text for rapid review.DISCLAIMER: This course and manuals/books are neither taught, sponsored, endorsed, promoted or marketed by the ENA/BCEN. No relationship to the ENA/BCEN is either implied explicitly or implicitly.
Well-known author Jean Proehl guides readers step-by-step through nearly 200 emergency nursing procedures. This comprehensive and liberally illustrated procedure manual includes contributions from expert emergency nurses from across the country, providing a national perspective and addressing regional differences in practice. The 3rd edition retains the popular, consistent format used in the 2nd edition, and provides approximately 12 new procedures to address changes in practice. This innovative revision features a smaller, handier trim size and a greatly reduced price, making it a must-have purchase for every ER nurse. The 3rd edition is also offered electronically as an E-Library to be licensed by emergency departments nationwide. Comprehensive scope of procedures covered. Generously illustrated to visually reinforce techniques. Inclusion of age-specific considerations. Consistent format for quick reference. Focused on essential, practical information. Contributors are experienced emergency nursing clinicians from diverse geographic areas. New procedures on extubation, drug and alcohol specimen collection, preservation of evidence, sexual assault examination, automatic external defibrillation operation, emergency management of the patient with an AICD, paracentesis, TNKase, intra-abdominal pressure monitoring, diagnostic bladder ultrasound, warm water circulating blankets, and continuous arteriovenous rewarming. Smaller, portable size makes this edition handy to carry and use. Increased emphasis on research-based practice. Thoroughly updated throughout to reflect changes in practice. Reduced price is more affordable for working health care professionals. Also available as an E-Library for emergency departments.
This book shows nurses why they are doing what they do rather than just how for a wide range of A&E conditions. It features special sections that cover potential problem areas such as paediatrics and treating the mentally ill A&E patient. It has an A&P section so even the most experienced nurse can refresh their knowledge. Along with all the latest legislation and changing care provisions this book is a must have for the busy A&E Nurse
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.
The new edition of this popular text provides practical information for developing an efficient organization for transport, acquaints the reader with all available modes of transportation, and presents strategies for handling a wide array of neonatal and pediatric medical problems in the transport setting. All these elements work toward the goal of providing transport care as an extension of the intensive care unit. Follows the latest guidelines from the Transport Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. First edition a good seller Includes a wealth of tables, illustrations, charts, and algorithms Editors are major authorities in the field American Academy of Pediatrics now contains a Section devoted to the topic of Transport Medicine Follows the latest Guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics
An excellent, comprehensive clinical reference thoughtfully revised to address new challenges facing emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. MANUAL OF EMERGENCY CARE details the basic principles of emergency care; includes up-to-the-minute advances in emergency care, medical, trauma, and special case emergencies; contains four entirely new chapters devoted to patient education, allergies, forensic nursing and legal issues; and offers thoroughly revised, more detailed chapters on sexual assault, wound care, and domestic violence. * Includes complete, up-to-date and practical information for clinical practitioners and nursing students. * Presents a team approach to problem solving, reflecting actual practices in emergency departments. * Covers assessment parameters, diagnostic tests, therapeutic interventions and other information pertinent to disorders and conditions NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Includes new chapter on forensic nursing thoroughly explaining the role of forensic nurses and the collection of forensic data. * Offers a new chapter on patient and family education, stressing the growing importance of providing supports to help patients and their families continue recovery once they leave emergency care. * Presents basic legal issues for emergency nurses in a new chapter addressing hot legal topics including legal consent, proper treatment of psychiatric patients, appropriate handling of forensic issues, and terms of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). * Provides a new chapter on allergies with detailed descriptions of reactions and the associated signs and symptoms, interventions, diagnostic tests, latex allergies, and patient education and support. * Contains an updated, extensively detailed chapter on sexual assault listing proper procedures for collecting, securing and transferring evidence, following up, documenting the assault and testifying in court, all in a bulleted, easy-to-follow format. * Offers newly revised wound management chapter with more detailed definitions and descriptions of wounds and wound care. * Includes separate chapters on intravenous therapy and laboratory specimens.
Based on the American College of Emergency Physicians' revised Core Content for Emergency Medicine, this monograph follows the scope and structure of this curriculum and provides a thorough and systematic review of emergency medicine. It aims to serve as a reference for senior medical students, residents and practising physicians who need to quickly access information about a clinical entity. The book should also be of interest to residents preparing for the American Board of Emergency Medicine certification exam.
Thoroughly updated, this second edition reflects the expanding and evolving scope of the emergency medicine physician. With 700 stunning color photographs, radiographic images, and line illustrations, this book provides the reader with a wealth of visual diagnostic clues to the problems seen in the Emergency Department. Concise and comprehensive in a ready-to-use format, the text includes clinical pearls for each diagnostic entity presented. *The primary visual sourcebook for diagnosis of emergency conditions *Features 700 high quality full-color photos *Covers diagnosis and clinical features for a broad spectrum of typical and atypical conditions *New to this edition: chapters on HIV, wounds and forensic evaluation, coverage of pneumonia, additional toxins, and treatment techniques