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TEAMWORK ON THE MOVE & ON THE PAGE. ASTNA LAUNCHES NEW EDITIONS OF ESSENTIAL TEXTS

Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nikole Good
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TEAMWORK ON THE MOVE AND ON THE PAGE. ASTNA LAUNCHES NEW EDITIONS OF ESSENTIAL TEXTS FOR TRANSPORT PROVIDERS

NEWS FROM THE AIR & SURFACE TRANSPORT NURSES ASSOCIATION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aurora, Colorado (September 26, 2017). The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) announces the release of new editions of three essential publications for critical care transport providers: Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum, Patient Transport Principles and Practice, and Critical Care Transport Certification Exam Review Manual.

Teamwork is the operating word as these new editions work together to meet the needs of busy critical care transport professionals as they prepare for practice, study, and certification. For the first time, all three titles were developed to closely align with current content outlines for flight and ground transport nursing and paramedic certification examinations and current Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System (CAMTS) requirements. According to Patti Corbett, co-editor of the Core Curriculum, “Just like partners on the transport team, these texts work cooperatively to provide clinicians resources to guide their care.” The Core Curriculum offers objectives and a comprehensive outline of the standard of care, including the needs of special patient populations. The fifth edition of Principles and Practice provides a deep dive into pathophysiology and fundamentals of critical care. The Review Manual offers a wide variety of practice test questions that link back to the other texts.

This synergy occurs by design. The editors expressed a desire at the outset to create a three-pronged approach to address readers’ needs. Readers can follow each title from beginning to end, or pick and choose topics relevant to their specific educational needs. Readers preparing to take a test can start with objectives and outlines in the Core Curriculum, move to more in-depth discussion in Principles and Practice, and then test themselves using the Review Manual. Michael Frakes, co-editor of Principles and Practice, agrees that “Our goals were for ASTNA to support any transport team or team members with high-quality resources that meet their unique needs and to offer flexibility as their interests and needs evolve.”

ASTNA is the leader in offering professional education opportunities for flight and ground transport nurses. As such, the editors set the bar high when planning the revisions. Allen Wolfe, co-editor of Principles and Practice states, “The text is designed to follow the most current evidence-based guidelines for providers who routinely transport critically ill patients.” Similarly, the questions in the Review Manual are referenced according to the most current science. Co-editor Marie Podboy echoes the commitment to evidence-based practice, “Our contributors demonstrated their expertise by ensuring all review questions were developed according to referenced standards.” 

Visit www.astna.org for more information about purchasing these titles. Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum retails for $200; Patient Transport Principles and Practice retails for $117, and Critical Care Transport Certification Exam Review Manual retails for $95. For member and/or bulk pricing, contact Nikole Good, ASTNA Executive Director, at ngood@astna.org.

 


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