Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Third Edition

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse  Third Edition Author Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
ISBN-10 9780826118646
Release 2017-05-28
Pages 316
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The Second Edition received 21 five-star reviews on Amazon! The newly revised third edition of the bestselling orientation guide for novice ER nurses delivers important clinical updates across body systems in an easy-to-read on the move bullet-point format. Including a new chapter on hematologic emergencies with evidence-based practice for sickle cell care management, all sections of this new edition have been thoroughly updated to supplement the ER nurse's busy day-to-day orientation process. The only book of its kind, this quick-access guide prepares ER nurses for the most common illnesses they will encounter by alphabetically organizing diseases and disorders within each body system. All chapters, written in short paragraphs with at-a-glance bulleted information, list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs. Each possible diagnosis comes with a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. The popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature consists of succinct key points and questions and answers for review. Culminating in appendices that include a list of abbreviations, common lab values, EKG rhythms, and frequently used ER medications, this quick reference addresses the ER nurse’s needs at a glance. Skills check-off sheets provide crucial self-checks for efficient and confident care in the ER. New to the Third Edition: New documentation tips throughout and updated illustrations Updated American Heart Association Guidelines included Stroke updates with TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria and administration tips Disaster response updates including highly infectious diseases and mass casualties Updates on increased opioid-induced cardiac arrests, toxicological emergencies, and substance abuse (includes synthetic and designer drugs) Updated information on respiratory emergencies Reorganized shock information Key Features: Written by an expert ER nurse for novice ER nurses and preceptors Handy pocket size Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care Includes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questions Audio book format available for the ER nurse on the go Instructor's resources available



Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Author Jennifer Buettner
ISBN-10 0826118593
Release 2017
Pages 316
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The newly revised third edition of the bestselling orientation guide for novice ER nurses delivers important clinical updates across body systems in an easy-to-read on the move bullet-point format. Including a new chapter on hematologic emergencies with evidence-based practice for sickle cell care management, all sections of this new edition have been thoroughly updated to supplement the ER nurse's busy day-to-day orientation process. The only book of its kind, this quick-access guide prepares ER nurses for the most common illnesses they will encounter by alphabetically organizing diseases and disorders within each body system. All chapters, written in short paragraphs with at-a-glance bulleted information, list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs. Each possible diagnosis comes with a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. The popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature consists of succinct key points and questions and answers for review. Culminating in appendices that include a list of abbreviations, common lab values, EKG rhythms, and frequently used ER medications, this quick reference addresses the ER nurse's needs at a glance. Skills check-off sheets provide crucial self-checks for efficient and confident care in the ER. New to the Third Edition: New documentation tips throughout and updated illustrations Updated American Heart Association Guidelines included Stroke updates with TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria and administration tips Disaster response updates including highly infectious diseases and mass casualties Updates on increased opioid-induced cardiac arrests, toxicological emergencies, and substance abuse (includes synthetic and designer drugs) Updated information on respiratory emergencies Reorganized shock information Key Features Written by an expert ER nurse for novice ER nurses and preceptors Handy pocket size Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care Includes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questions Audio book format available for the ER nurse on the go Instructor's resources available



Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law Author Paula DiMeo Grant
ISBN-10 9780826110459
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 220
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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 082611136X
Release 2007-07-23
Pages 424
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ALL YOU NEED FOR CERTIFICATION EXAM SUCCESS! This mega-review covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving you study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! Pass your Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with: Photos of diseases and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures Students say: "I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik Technique? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company National ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide. See our entry for Maria Leik's companion volume, Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification. A third volume, on Pediatric Nurse Certification, is forthcoming. Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.



Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing

Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing Author Zelia A. Kifer, RN, BSN, CWS
ISBN-10 9780826107763
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 304
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"This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when [a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with [the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies



Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy Author Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-10 1582554641
Release 2007
Pages 532
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Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! offers essential information on emergency, trauma, and critical care in the popular, easy-to-learn, and enjoyable Incredibly Easy! format. It covers emergency care basics including patient assessment and triage, trauma, disease crises, and patient and family communication, as well as legal issues such as handling evidence and documentation and holistic issues such as pain and end-of-life care. Chapters detail emergency nursing by body system and cover shock, multi-system traumas, environmental emergencies, disaster preparedness, communicable diseases, and obstetric and pediatric emergencies. The presentation features light-hearted cartoons and humor, "Memory Joggers" and other icons, and end-of-chapter review questions.



Sheehy s Manual of Emergency Care

Sheehy   s Manual of Emergency Care Author ENA
ISBN-10 9780323171106
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 656
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Thoroughly revised and featuring a more efficient and streamlined design, the new 7th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the 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. Comprehensive content presents thorough discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education for each condition. Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association ensures this book contains the best practices in emergency nursing. Quick-reference format uses a consistent layout to help you find information quickly and easily. NEW! 2-column format features new Tricks of the Trade boxes to give you a professional's perspective on common issues in emergency nursing. NEW! Fully revised content from the ENA and a broad panel of expert contributors includes up-to-date, practical information on topics such as critical care in the ED, time management, the morbidly obese patient, electronic medical records, disaster nursing, forensic nursing, and workplace violence.



Measurement in Nursing and Health Research

Measurement in Nursing and Health Research Author Dr. Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826105084
Release 2010-04-17
Pages 504
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students."Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews "...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes."--Clinical Nurse Specialist This fourth edition presents everything nurses and health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measuring in nursing. Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition now contains only the latest, most cutting-edge measurement instruments that have direct applicability for nurses and health researchers in a variety of roles, including students, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants. Using clear and accessible language, the authors explain in detail, and illustrate by example, how to conduct sound measurement practices that have been adequately tested for reliability and validity. This edition is enriched with topics on the leading edge of nursing and health care research, such as measurement in the digital world, biomedical instrumentation, new clinical data collection methods, and methods for measuring quality of care. Key features: Provides new and emerging strategies for testing the validity of specific measures Discusses computer-based testing: the use of Internet research and data collection Investigates methods for measuring physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation Includes information on measurement practices in clinical research, focusing on clinical data collection methods, such as clinimetrics Identifies the challenges of measuring quality of care and how to address them



The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement

The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement Author Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826163629
Release 2009-03-27
Pages 256
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a good reference for the varied healthcare professionals who must move and transfer patients. The book is clear and well written, with illustrations to strengthen the narrative." --Doody's "The evidence-based methods suggested in these pages protect nurses from injury and ultimately improve patient care." --M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN President, National League for Nursing Ancillary materials include new DVD and Instructor's Guide Please note: DVD contains digital videos only -- no audio track. (Qualified instructors may email [email protected] to request instructor's guide) As a nurse, you are all too familiar with heavy lifting, sustained awkward positioning, excessive reaching, and static posturing. With this comprehensive volume, Nelson, Motacki, and Menzel show you that there is another way. Learn about the new techniques and technologies specifically designed to reduce caregiver and patient injuries. The authors present the Evidence-Based Safe Patient Handling Program, a practical system of guidelines to be used in numerous clinical settings. Each chapter explains how to apply the program to specific clinical settings, such as medical and surgical, critical care, orthopaedics, pediatrics, labor and delivery, rehabilitation settings, the perioperative suite, and nursing homes. Implement the components of the program to multiple clinical settings: Assessment: Learn to evaluate the patient's body strength and about other conditions that affect the patient handling task Care Plan: Outline the safest way to accomplish the required task based on the assessment Algorithms: Learn the step-by-step, problem-solving procedures for carrying out patient handling activities safely Photos and videos illustrate the techniques: The included DVD and photographs illustrate how to use the technology, as well as how each task, movement, and position should be completed. These tasks include: Lateral transferring to and from beds using sliders Rescuing fallen patients off the floor with a floor-based lift Bariatric patient lifting and dressing Transferring patients with lower limb amputations And many more



Family Practice Guidelines Fourth Edition

Family Practice Guidelines  Fourth Edition Author Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826177124
Release 2017-01-13
Pages 1064
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This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: -Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome -Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health -Sports Exam: assessment and treatment -CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening -Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications -JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension -Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management -Sexual dysfunction -Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines



Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner Author Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10 0826105920
Release 2010-02-17
Pages 220
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This book is a Fast Facts for students considering the NP track, NP students, and new NPs - a quick all-in-one read that features what you "really need to know"about NP education and practice. It incorporates humor and real-life examples, useful tips, comparative salary tables, and other ready to access resources, such as professional organizations, networks, associations, and websites. Included is discussion on the history of the nurse practitioner (NP) role and the coming practice degree, the DNP. It contains insight coming directly from experts in the field. Key Features The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs Explores reasons to become a nurse practitioner Clarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and more Offers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practice Discuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providers Outlines legal/malpractice issues Explores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practice Features personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder style Includes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements



Nurse to Nurse ECG Interpretation

Nurse to Nurse  ECG Interpretation Author Peggy Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780071713931
Release 2009-09-18
Pages 336
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An ICO staff trainer show you how to understand and perform ECG interpretation at the bedside! Includes full-text download! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This book provides novice to expert nurses easily accessible information on rhythms and dysrhythmias....This is a great book for students and novice nurses learning rhythms. Its size lends itself to being used daily on the clinical unit."--Doody's Review Service A true pocket guide for working nurses, Nurse to Nurse: ECG Interpretation offers peer-to-peer guidance to help you learn and remember the different ECG rhythms most often encountered in everyday clinical practice. Using numerous tables and innovative features such as Tricks of the Trade, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and Clinical Alerts, Peggy Jenkins carefully explains how to interpret: Sinus rhythms Atrial rhythms Junctional rhythms Atrioventricular heart blocks Myocardial infarction Changes found in patients with pacemakers For each type of rhythm, you'll find description, causes, assessments, interpretations, criteria, and care measures along with heart diagrams that correspond to the ECGs.



Fast Facts for Critical Care

Fast Facts for Critical Care Author Kathy White
ISBN-10 0983575053
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 258
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Fast Facts for Critical Care has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fast Facts for Critical Care also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fast Facts for Critical Care book for free.



The Business of Medical Practice

The Business of Medical Practice Author David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP
ISBN-10 9780826105769
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 512
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Praise for the previous edition: "This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physicians in private practice, academics, and in medical management. . . [Chapters are] readable, concise yet complete, and well developed. I could have used a book like this in the past, I will certainly refer to it frequently now." 4 stars Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA American College of Physician Executives Does Health 2.0 enhance or detract from traditional medical care delivery, and can private practice business models survive? How does transparent business information and reimbursement data impact the modern competitive healthcare scene? How are medical practices, clinics, and physicians evolving as a result of rapid health- and non-health-related technology change? Does transparent quality information affect the private practice ecosystem? Answering these questions and more, this newly updated and revised edition is an essential tool for doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators; management and business consultants; accountants; and medical, dental, business, and healthcare administration graduate and doctoral students. Written in plain language using nontechnical jargon, the text presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource. It integrates various medical practice business disciplines-from finance and economics to marketing to the strategic management sciences-to improve patient outcomes and achieve best practices in the healthcare administration field. With contributions by a world-class team of expert authors, the third edition covers brand-new information, including: The impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the healthcare industry Internal office controls for preventing fraud and abuse Physician compensation with pay-for-performance trend analysis Healthcare marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations eMRs, mobile IT systems, medical devices, and cloud computing and much more!



Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Author Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826108401
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 448
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Time-tested leadership and management strategies based on experiential learning activities are at the foundation of this text for undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and health care leadership or management courses. It is grounded in theories and concepts applied to the health care environment from business, organizational psychology, health care law, and educational administration fields. The text encompasses theories of effective communication, problem analysis, conflict resolution, and time management challenges. This new edition includes three new chapters that cover current theories of creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for leaders and managers in health care, as well as new experiential learning activities throughout. These activities make theory application palpable and support the development of skills that students can use to motivate, educate, and lead those in health care to achieve the goals of a group, team, or organization. Included among the experiential learning activities are case studies, simulation, review questions, suggested assignments, and expected learning outcomes. The text will also be of value to nurse managers who wish to enhance their current leadership or managerial skills. Key Features: Provides strong direction for improving leadership and management skills in the health care environment Includes three new chapters on creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for healthcare leaders and managers Offers new learning activities throughout, including review questions and suggested assignments Features over 35 Experiential Exercises which invite the reader to experience new behaviors in a safe environment



Unlocking Criminal Law Third Edition

Unlocking Criminal Law  Third Edition Author Jacqueline Martin
ISBN-10 9781444171518
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 512
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Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and now includes discussion of the Fraud Act, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, as well as all the major new cases.



Saturday Review

Saturday Review Author
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10498624
Release 1864
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Saturday Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Saturday Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Saturday Review book for free.