Whether you're caring for patients on the ground or in the air, Patient Transport: Principles & Practice, 5th Edition is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. Developed by ASTNA, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource 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 conditions 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. In addition, expanded content on bariatrics are featured throughout the book, along with 350 online questions and answers mapped to the BCEN/CFRN® exam.
Section I. History and the Current Role of Air and Ground Transport Personnel 1. History of Patient Transport 2. Members of Transport Team 3. Preparation for Practice
Section II. General Principles of Practice 4. Transport Physiology 5. Scene Operations and Safety 6. Communications 7. Teamwork and Human Performance 8. Patient Safety 9. Operational Safety and Survival
Section III. Patient Care Principles 10. Patient Assessment 11. Airway Management 12. Mechanical Ventilation 13. Shock
Section IV. Trauma 14. General Principles of Trauma Management 15. Neurologic Trauma 16. Thoroabdominal Trauma 17. Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Trauma 18. Burn Trauma
Section V. Medical Problems and Environmental Emergencies 19. Neurologic Emergencies 20. Cardiovascular Emergencies 21. Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Transport 22. Pulmonary Emergencies 23. Abdominal Emergencies 24. Metabolic, Endrocrine, and Electrolyte Disturbances 25. Infectious and Communicable Diseases 26. Heat- and Cold-related Emergencies 27. Toxicologic Emergencies
Section VI. Selected Patient Populations 28. Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies 29. Care and Transport of the Newborn 30. The Pediatric Patient 31. Military Patient Transport
Section VII. Professional Issues 32. Professional Issues 33. Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport 34. Wellness