Air & Surface Patient Transport: Principles & Practice

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9780323017015: Air & Surface Patient Transport: Principles & Practice

The official publication of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, this comprehensive and timely text is the standard reference for flight nurses and health professionals in training for or practicing medical transportation. The new name of the organization emphasizes the role and presence of, not only flight or air nurses, but also that of surface transport nurses. Each unit provides an up-dated, collaborative focus emphasizing the role of all team members. Clinical chapters consistently cover epidemiology, anatomy and physiology and/or pathophysiology, and specific conditions with notes for assessment and treatment. Case studies for each clinical chapter apply content to real life situations. 

This revision includes two new units and nine new chapters. The book begins with a new unit on the history and current role of air and ground transport nurses and includes chapters on the History of Patient Transport, Preparation for Practice, Certification, Members of the Transport Team, and Research and Quality Management. The new unit on Patient Care Issues includes three new chapters that cover legal, ethical and family issues. The Management unit features a new chapter on Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport.

  • Comprehensive discussions are presented for diseases or injuries commonly encountered in flight and ground nursing ― including pathophysiology, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Detailed coverage of management issues is offered ― including scene management, communication, safety, disaster management/triage, quality management, and marketing/public relations.
  • Competencies for each clinical chapter identify key components to providing effective patient care.
  • Case studies are presented at the end of each clinical chapter to help readers apply the information presented.
  • Content emphasizes practical application to prepare the reader for practice.
  • A discussion of the role of air and ground nurses as members of a team is provided, and the roles of the various team members are differentiated so they can more effectively collaborate in patient care and transport.
  • Each section stresses the collaborative focus that emphasizes the role of all team members.
  • Content meets the educational and reference needs of readers dedicated to expert care delivery in transport, including paramedics, physicians, respiratory therapists, pilots, mechanics, and communication specialists.
  • A new unit on the History and Current Role of Ground and Air Transport Nurses includes chapters on the History of Patient Transport (Chapter 1), Preparation for Practice (Chapter 2), Certification (Chapter 3), Members of the Transport Team (Chapter 4), and Research and Quality Management (Chapter 5).
  • The new unit on Patient Care Issues includes three new chapters that cover legal, ethical, and family issues to provide the reader with a better understanding of the different situations they might encounter in the field.
  • The Management unit features a new chapter on Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport.
  • The Selected Patient Populations unit conveniently groups discussions of pregnant, neonatal, and pediatric patients.
  • A new appendix describes international patient transport and the goals of other transport associations.

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