We live in a time when natural disasters and mass casualties occur with greater frequency than ever before. In many of these situations, patients have been taken to both trauma and nontrauma centers for treatment. Trauma Nursing is a book for both trauma nurses and nontrauma nurses who care for injured patients. This book is a comprehensive text about care of the trauma-injured patient, from prevention and prehospital care to initial evaluation, resuscitation, operative care, and critical and progressive care nursing applications. The authors complete the cycle of care by reviewing considerations for rehabilitation.

Trauma Nursing is divided into 4 sections. The first half of part 1 tackles general issues related to trauma nursing, such as the evolution and development of the trauma system and the economic and administrative factors affecting trauma care, including quality, safety, and legal/ethical issues. The second half of...

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