ASTNA Patient Transport: Principles and Practice, 4e (Air & Surface Patient Transport Principles and Practice)

Author: ASTNA

Editor: Renee S. Holleran RN PhD CEN CCRN CFRN CTRN FAEN

Price: $108.91

Series: Air & Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice

Hardcover: 848 pages

Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (September 24, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0323057497

ISBN-13: 978-0323057493

Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds

1. Introduction

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.

2. Comment

1) I just passed my CFRN and this book was my main reference for it. Great information if you are new to flight nursing and need a go-to textbook.

2)I purchased this book as a guide to critical care nursing and to help with the CFRN exam. This book is very well written and has lots of detailed information. The only reason I knocked off a star was that the book reads like stereo instructions and has small print which only allows for 2-3 hours of reading before you have to put it down and take a break.

3)A well laid out book that gives examples of various parts of the critical care environment. This is not light reading by any means but the material is easy to understand if you understand the critical care environment. A must have for those taking the FP-C exam.

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