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ASTNA Patient Transport Principles and Practice

ISBN-10: 0323057497
ISBN-13: 9780323057493
Edition: 4th 2010
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Mosby
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.828
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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