First principles

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

First principles

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Surviving an average day - General assessment of the ED patient - Teamwork - Inappropriate and regular attenders at the ED - Patients with learning disabilities - Models of unscheduled care delivery - Health promotion - Infection control - History taking - Documentation - The handover of care - Triage - Early warning scores (EWS) - Legal and ethical issues: consent, capacity, and confidentiality - Legal and ethical issues: assault and restraint - Dealing with difficult situations: violence and aggression - Dealing with difficult situations: abuse - Dealing with difficult situations: sexual assault - Dealing with difficult situations: forensic issues - Dealing with difficult situations: resuscitation, death, and communicating bad news - Dealing with difficult situations: tissue and organ donation - Major incidents and terrorism - Advanced practice

Chapter.  7826 words. 

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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