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    ASTNA Patient Transport Principles and Practice

    ISBN-10: 0323057497
    ISBN-13: 9780323057493
    Author(s): ASTNA, Renee S. Holleran
    Description: Whether you're caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest  More...
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    Edition: 4th
    Publisher: Mosby
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 848
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 3.564
    Language: English

    Whether you're caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you'll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body's normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.

    History and The Current Role of Ground and Air Transport Nurses
    History of Patient Transport
    Preparation for Practice
    Certification
    Members of the Transport Team
    General Principles of Practice
    Transport Physiology
    Extrication and Scene Management
    Disaster Management
    Communications
    Safety and Survival
    Patient Care Principles
    Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport
    Airway and Ventilation Management
    Mechanical Ventilation NEW!
    The Use of Technology During Transport NEW!
    Shock Management
    Trauma
    General Principles of Trauma Management
    Neurologic Trauma
    Thoracic Trauma
    Abdominal Trauma
    Orthopedic Trauma
    Burn Trauma
    Medical Problems
    Neurologic Emergencies
    Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Pulmonary Emergencies
    Abdominal Emergencies
    Infectious Diseases
    Environmental Emergencies
    Cold-Related Emergencies
    Heat-Related Emergencies
    Diving Emergencies
    Toxicologic Emergencies
    Selected Patient Populations
    The Pregnant Patient
    The Neonatal Patient
    The Pediatric Patient
    Military Transport NEW!
    Patient Care Issues
    Research and Quality Management
    Legal Issues
    Ethical Issues
    The Family and Transport
    Management
    Marketing
    Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport
    Stress and Stress Management
    Appendix
    Post-Accident Resource Document
    Medical Condition List and Appropriate Use of Air Medical Transport

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