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Author brings his expertise to aspiring emergency nurses

Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

INDIANAPOLIS — Emergency nursing is a unique specialty within nursing, requiring those nurses who work in the field to have specific skills to handle emotionally and physically demanding situations. In order to prepare and guide students, new nurses, and current nurses eager to pursue professional opportunities within this specialty, author Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, FAEN, has written a new resource filled with facts, notes, and practical advice for success in emergency care.

In Emergency Nursing: The Profession, the Pathway, the Practice, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Solheim delves into the many opportunities and challenges emergency nurses face, including navigating through various career avenues and making self-care a priority. This is the only book on the market that includes information about emergency nursing as a profession and career, providing readers with a different approach beyond a clinical and management viewpoint.

For more than 20 years, Solheim has fulfilled numerous roles in emergency nursing. He draws on his extensive experience to share the realities of emergency nursing across different work settings. Throughout the book, new nurses will be introduced to the challenges, situations, and patient populations that emergency nurses will encounter on a regular basis. Experienced nurses will take away new tools and strategies to incorporate in solving likely workplace problems, such as risk management and patient care.

“There are several clinical books on emergency nursing that focus on diagnosis and procedures,” Solheim said. “The purpose of this particular book is to introduce the reader to the profession of emergency nursing from several different vantage points.”

The book is available at
Emergency Nursing: The Profession, the Pathway, the Practice
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, FAEN
Published by STTI, 13 January 2016
ISBN-13: 9781940446462
EPUB ISBN: 9781940446479
PDF ISBN: 9781940446486
MOBI ISBN: 9781940446493
Price: US $59.95
Trade paperback, 480
Trim size: 8 x 10

About the author
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, FAEN, is founder and executive director of Project Helping Hands and president of Solheim Enterprises. Solheim is well known in the emergency nursing field having worked in nearly every facet of emergency nursing including staff nurse, charge nurse, manager, director, trauma coordinator, flight nurse, educator, state surveyor, and pre-hospital nurse. Since 2004, Solheim has been travelling around the world speaking on a variety of clinical and motivational topics. He has also authored more than 20 different books and written several chapters for other books as well as being published in numerous journals and magazines. Aside from Solheim’s work in the emergency nursing field, he is founder and executive director of Project Helping Hands, a Third World humanitarian medical organization that places short-term medical teams in countries around the world. He has personally led more than 50 different medical teams to countries in all but one continent.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at




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