Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 8th edition


Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 8th Edition, offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in an emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice.

  • The quick-reference format is ideal for updating emergency nursing knowledge and improving patient care.
  • Detailed discussions for each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions.
  • Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association for more than 30 years ensures this book is a mainstay for best practices in emergency nursing.
  • Content presented in a bulleted format provides quick and easy access to vital information.
  • Practice points highlighted in special boxes offer quick reference to important content.
  • NEW! The restructured table of contents presents anatomically related medical and trauma chapters sequentially for quick reference.
  • NEW! Considerations for critical care in the ED.
  • NEW! Considerations for the transgender patient.
  • NEW! Section on human trafficking in the Interpersonal Violence and Abuse chapter.
  • NEW! Section on violent risk assessment in the Workplace Violence chapter.
  • NEW! Colour photos insert visual highlights and clarify key content.
  • EXPANDED! The Substance Abuse and Addiction Emergencies chapter covers methamphetamines, bath salts, marijuana edibles, opioid abuse/prescription drug abuse, heroin/Narcan, and substance abuse disorder.
  • EXPANDED! The chapter on end-of-life includes information on palliative care considerations.
  • UPDATED! The Infectious Diseases chapter addresses coronavirus 19 (COVID-19), Ebola, and vector-borne malaria.

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