Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Author Lori Schumacher
ISBN-10 9781416061694
Release 2009-06
Pages 377
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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient's cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX"¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.



Drug Calculations Drug Administration

Drug Calculations   Drug Administration Author Cynthia C. Chernecky
ISBN-10 1416028773
Release 2006
Pages 304
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Designed to be a study and review series to help you get through the nursing school jungle. With this tool in your hands, you'll have no trouble mastering the complexities of drug calculations and oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical and intravenous drug administration.



Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Author Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
ISBN-10 082610522X
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 304
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"The book is clearly written and concise and uses sidebars to highlight core concepts." Score: 90, 4 stars --Doody's Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast... Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is an orientation guide and reference, designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. Critical information presented in each chapter includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, and critical thinking questions. With this guide, nurses can get the information they need fast in bullet-point lists. Each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. All new ER nurses and their preceptors will find this book to be a reference they cannot do without. Key topics covered include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies And many more!



Intensive Care Nursing

Intensive Care Nursing Author Philip Woodrow
ISBN-10 9780415184564
Release 2000
Pages 576
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Intensive care is a rapidly developing areas of healthcare. This introductory textbook is written specifically for qualified nurses who are working in intensive care units and also for those undertaking post-registration courses in the speciality. It is structured in four parts: "Fundamentals of Care" explores patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; "Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient" describes the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients;"Pathophysiology and Treatments" illustrates the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered; and "Advanced Nursing Practice" looks at how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. This accessible text: covers all the key areas of knowledge needed; includes fundamental knowledge sections, introductions, chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, extensive and up-to-date references and a comprehensive index; and is clearly written by an experienced university lecturer with a strong clinical background of working in intensive care nursing.



Lippincott s Q A Certification Review Emergency Nursing

Lippincott s Q A Certification Review  Emergency Nursing Author Lippincott
ISBN-10 9781451179088
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 352
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The perfect study guide for the emergency nursing certification exam (CEN), this new edition contains over 1,600 questions, answers, and rationales in an easy-to-use two-column format—questions in the left column correct answers and rationales in the right. The format closely follows the actual CEN exam blueprint. In addition to Q&A, the book also provides test-taking tips and strategies and an extensive appendix withcommonly encountered cardiac arrhythmias, ECGs, life-support drugs, and triage assessment principles. The Point offers 400 additional Q&A in both review and self-test modes.



Atlas of Emergency Radiology

Atlas of Emergency Radiology Author Jake Block
ISBN-10 9780071760447
Release 2013-05-27
Pages 608
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The first atlas of emergency diagnostic imaging that brings together every must-know radiographic method and technique Includes nearly 1,500 clinical images! Whether it's a CT, MRI, ultrasound, or x-ray, this comprehensive, hands-on resource helps you read and understand any imaging study--and guides you step-by-step through the process of making a proper diagnosis based on radiographic results. The Atlas of Emergency Radiology is filled with diagnostic images for the full spectrum of acute conditions and emergencies. Filled with 1,484 figures that demonstrate clinical findings Concise text solidifies your grasp of clinical and imaging correlations and includes: Radiographic summary Clinical implications Radiographic pearls Unique, up-to-date chapter on pediatric problems reviews the full range of medical issues associated with children



PASS CEN

PASS CEN Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323086523
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 832
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Prepare for success on the Certification for Emergency Nurses examination! Not only does Pass CEN! review all the content covered in the current exam blueprint, it includes fun yet challenging learning activities, realistic practice questions, and comprehensive practice examinations. A concise outline format and numerous illustrations make the material easy to read, understand, and remember. Written by a team of expert nursing instructors led by Robin Donohoe Dennison, this unique guide also reviews anatomy and physiology for each core body system. This is the all-in-one study tool you can't do without! An easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly delineates what you must know to pass the CEN exam. Content follows the most current CEN blueprint and eliminates extraneous information that is not likely to be tested. Learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts, such as matching questions, essays, table completion exercises, and crossword puzzles. Anatomy and physiology reviews cover each core body system Case Related Learning activities include questions on clinical reasoning and decision-making.



Respiratory Physiotherapy

Respiratory Physiotherapy Author Beverley Harden
ISBN-10 9780702030031
Release 2009
Pages 316
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A solution-oriented synopsis of the majority of issues faced in the on-call setting, such as communication, assessment of the patient, problem identification and treatment.



NCLEX RN Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy

NCLEX RN Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy Author Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-10 9781451123654
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 920
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Practice questions are the best way to prepare for success on the exam – and only one book makes practicing for NCLEX-RN® Incredibly Easy! NCLEX Q&A Review Made Incredibly Easy provides 6,500 total questions in the text and online – more than ever before! Completely updated to reflect the latest test plan and featuring the high quality questions that help students pass the NCLEX exam, the fifth edition features all question types appearing on the test – including audio and graphic option questions. Page after page of study questions with clear rationales make for effective, efficient study sessions, and the Incredibly Easy approach promotes knowledge retention while decreasing study anxiety. You’ll actually enjoy learning, stay motivated, and improve your performance on the licensing exam! Take the stress out of studying with: More practice questions than ever before! 3,000 practice questions included in the text Over 3,000 NCLEX-style practice questions on the companion website, including audio questions and graphic option questions All the question types featured on the exam: NEW Audio questions - available exclusively on thePoint NEW Graphic option questions Multiple-response / multiple-choice questions Fill-in-the-blank calculation questions Chart exhibit questions Drag-and-drop questions Hotspot questions Special strategy sections: Get to know the exam structure, as detailed in the current test plan Review strategies for success Insightful test-taking tips



Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine

Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine Author Joseph Varon
ISBN-10 9783319316055
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 470
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The latest edition of this handbook is a concise yet comprehensive guide for attending physicians, fellows, residents, and students who cover the ICU. The chapters follow an outline format and are divided by organ system, including neurologic disorders and cardiovascular disorders, and special topics, such as environmental disorders, trauma, and toxicology. The handbook includes thoroughly updated chapters from the previous edition, alongside completely new material. Written by an authority in the field, the Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition is a valuable one-stop reference for every practitioner engaged in Critical Care Medicine across the world.



Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Author Dean T. Jamison
ISBN-10 9780821361801
Release 2006-04-02
Pages 1452
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Based on careful analysis of burden of disease and the costs ofinterventions, this second edition of 'Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition' highlights achievable priorities; measures progresstoward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effectiveinterventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated effortsto optimize health. Nearly 500 experts - scientists, epidemiologists, health economists,academicians, and public health practitioners - from around the worldcontributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identifiedchallenges and priorities, resulting in this integrated, comprehensivereference volume on the state of health in developing countries.



The Osler Medical Handbook

The Osler Medical Handbook Author Kent R. Nilsson
ISBN-10 0323037488
Release 2006
Pages 1039
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A handbook of medical topics encountered in daily practice; an evidence-based approach to the care of patients admitted to a general medical service; modeled on the Harriet Lane Handbook written by the Johns Hopkins Pediatrics House staff.



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.



Stick Figure

Stick Figure Author Lori Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9780684863580
Release 2000
Pages 222
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Living in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, an elevenyearold girl faced the pressures of her environment to be perfect in weight and presentation, yet when things got out of control, she needed help to return to normal and get a hold of her life once more.



Mosby s Paramedic Textbook

Mosby s Paramedic Textbook Author Mick J. Sanders
ISBN-10 9780323072755
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 1760
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Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. More than 1,000 illustrations -- including 150 that are NEW -- accurately present different techniques and skills. Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning. Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color. Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care. A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier. A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content. Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients. NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines. NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning. NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research. NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information. NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters. NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents. Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS. Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients. NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings. Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.



Ethical Practice for Health Professionals

Ethical Practice for Health Professionals Author Heather Freegard
ISBN-10 0170220435
Release 2012
Pages 355
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Within an Australian and New Zealand context, the second edition of Ethical Practice for Health Professionals emphasises the inter-professional nature of current health practice and demonstrates how technical competence can be used for the greatest good to bring about health service based on respect and trust. The extensive list of Australian authors includes recognised authorities from a broad array of professional, clinical, and academic fields. They write in inclusive, accessible language which will engender enthusiasm for ethical professional practice among students and practitioners.



Sheehy s Manual of Emergency Care

Sheehy s Manual of Emergency Care Author Lorene Newberry
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061008838
Release 2005
Pages 971
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The new 6th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource - now developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association - features complete coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Important discussions focus on basic and advanced life support, intravenous therapy, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, and emergency care for special populations. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. New chapters and updated material make this resource a must-have for current practice. Complete, up-to-date, practical information is essential for both clinical practitioners and nursing students. Thorough discussions of each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions. Compact, portable size makes it ideal for on-the-spot reference in any setting. Developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association, featuring expert contributions from respected emergency personnel. 13 new chapters cover: Communication in the Emergency Department Cultural Diversity Intrafacility and Interfacility Patient Transport Emergency Operations Preparedness Triage Patient Assessment Weapons of Mass Destruction Pain Management End of Life Issues for the Emergency Nurse Complementary and Alternative Therapies Airway Emergencies Elder Trauma Substance Abuse Emergencies Updated content includes decontamination and conscious sedation procedures. An updated list of website references now includes pertinent resources for emergency personnel. Consistent format makes it easy to quickly retrieve information in an emergency setting - each chapter discussion includes a list of conditions and procedures, brief introductory statements, discussion of each condition, key procedures, and references. Over 400 updated photos and illustrations clarify important concepts.