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Emergency Nursing / Trauma Nursing

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Society of Trauma Nurses Definition of Trauma Nursing

"Trauma nurses are licensed professional nurses who work to ensure that all  injured patients and their families are provided complete physical and emotional care.  They have additional knowledge and expertise in the complex care required of the traumatically injured patient.  Trauma nurses practice in all care delivery settings where injured patients are treated.  This includes the pre-hospital setting, emergency department, the perioperative arena, intensive care units, surgical floors, rehabilitation and outpatient services.  They include bedside clinicians, educators, prevention specialists,  researchers, administrators, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners".
from STN website (accessed 3/16/2003)