Emergency nursing – an essential requisite in Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

Williamson, Swapna Naskar (2001) Emergency nursing – an essential requisite in Emergency Medical Service (EMS). In: Emergency medical services and disaster management: a holistic approach. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi India, pp. 86-90. ISBN 8171798888

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Book Chapter titled: Emergency Nursing - An essential requisite of Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
Emergency nursing is an essential, integral and indispensable part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The development of various specialties and super specialties in clinical areas including emergency medicine requires skilled and competent nurses. Above all, these nurses must be able to initiate resuscitative measures for emergency victims to save lives.
Considering the magnitude of emergency care service needs in India and in line with the Government of India's Plan there is a need for developing the capabilities at all levels to provide effective and efficient care to all emergency victims.
This chapter titled "Emergency Nursing - An essential requisite of Emergency Medical Service (EMS)" highlights the education and training needs for nurses in order to keep pace with the advancement in medical science and technology in providing patient care. According to the Government of India's plan, special committees are set up to improve the emergency healthcare service. Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare system and they should be able to cope with the rapidly changing healthcare needs of patients in emergency situations. Nurses need to be trained to meet the emergency healthcare needs; their enhanced skills and competence will enable them to initiate care, make decisions and manage emergency situations independently in order to save lives and limit complications. They should be able to make best use of 'the golden hour' in order to help prevent avoidable deaths in emergencies.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: It is imperative to enhance collaborative practice in emergency medical care services. Nurses working in emergency departments need to be trained in order to provide effective and efficient care in emergencies to help save lives and prevent complications. The concept of 'emergency nursing specialty' should be introduced in India with a view to provide well coordinated, quality and competent emergency services. Due to the very nature of nursing services, nurses working at primary, secondary and tertiary level healthcare institutions whether in public or private sectors are and will continue to be the backbone of healthcare services.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency medical services, emergency nursing practice, emergency nursing specialty.
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Swapna Williamson
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2016 19:48
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 08:29
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2741

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