Friday, August 19th, 2011

A comprehensive new textbook from Elsevier Australia is a one-stop reference for emergency care providers in Australia and New Zealand.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics is a publication of immense scope. Featuring over 50 detailed chapters in six key sections, the book follows the emergency patient’s journey from pre-hospital through to definitive care.

Written by highly-respected clinical practitioners and academics, Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics works with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers each and every day.

Working with a body systems approach, Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics covers all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies – from spinal and cardiovascular emergencies through to infectious diseases and toxicological concerns.

Emergencies within unique populations are also addressed, and include trauma affecting the elderly and the disabled. A dedicated chapter on cultural diversity sheds valuable light upon unique beliefs and value systems, and features a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health.

Chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal and ethical issues and supported by clearly-defined implications for clinical practice.

Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and less common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both paramedics and nurses.

While the book’s suitability for ED nurses and paramedics is evident in its title, it is equally ideal for pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who care for trauma patients.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics features a wealth of study aids including chapter outlines, practice tips, case studies and review questions – all of which are enhanced by photographs and diagrams for easy understanding.

Additional learning resources are also available on Elsevier’s ‘evolve’ website.

For further information, or to purchase your copy of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics please visit

Kate Curtis RN, BN, Grad Dip (Crit Care), MNurs (Hons), PhD. Kate is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW; Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney; a Registered Nurse (casual) at Wollongong Hospital’s Emergency Department; Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health; and Conjoint Associate Professor at St George Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Australia.

Clair Ramsden RN, ENB 199, 998, Cert Cardiology, M Health Care Ethics; M Health Service Management; Editorial Board – International Emergency Nursing Journal [UK]. Claire holds the position of Nursing Co Director, Emergency and Critical Care, at St George and Sutherland Hospitals; South East Sydney Local Health Network, NSW, Australia.

Technical Reviewer: Dr Bill Lord BHlthSc (PHC), Grad Dip CBL, MEd, PhD. Bill is head of Undergraduate Paramedic Programs in the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University, VIC, Australia.

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