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Portable LPN : the all-in-one reference for practical nurses.
imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2006.
description
v, 602 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1582555818 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2006.
isbn
1582555818 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Patient mobility, hygiene, comfort, and safety -- Vital signs -- Assessment -- Data collection findings -- Common disorders -- Common procedures -- Specimen collection -- Common laboratory tests -- Care of pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds -- Pain and its management -- Infection control -- Drug administration -- I.V. therapy -- Dosage calculation -- Elder care -- Home care -- End-of-life care -- Alternative and complementary therapies -- Documentation -- Bioterrorism readiness.
catalogue key
5881742
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-586) and index.
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Summaries
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A compact powerhouse of clinical information, 'Portable LPN' is the practical nurse's pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts and illustrations.
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPN is the practical nurse's all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, laboratory tests, common procedures, infection control, drug administration, dosage calculation, drug precautions, alternative and complementary therapies, documenting care, home care issues, cultural considerations, pain management, end-of-life care, pressure ulcer and traumatic wound care, and much more. The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. Icons include Alert, which highlights potential dangers; Age Alert, which highlights pediatric and geriatric considerations; and Patient Teaching Tips that ensure learning and compliance. SI units are included for lab tests.
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPN is the practical nurse's all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, laboratory tests, common procedures, infection control, drug administration, dosage calculation, drug precautions, alternative and complementary therapies, documenting care, home care issues, cultural considerations, pain management, end-of-life care, pressure ulcer and traumatic wound care, and much more. The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. Icons include Alert , which highlights potential dangers; Age Alert , which highlights pediatric and geriatric considerations; and Patient Teaching Tips that ensure learning and compliance. SI units are included for lab tests.
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultantsp. v
Patient mobility, hygiene, comfort, and safetyp. 1
Vital signsp. 46
Assessmentp. 60
Data collection findingsp. 111
Common disordersp. 153
Common proceduresp. 217
Specimen collectionp. 289
Common laboratory testsp. 303
Care of pressure ulcers and traumatic woundsp. 335
Pain and its managementp. 349
Infection controlp. 363
Drug administrationp. 377
I.V. therapyp. 422
Dosage calculationp. 461
Elder carep. 470
Home carep. 489
End-of-life carep. 507
Alternative and complementary therapiesp. 511
Documentationp. 534
Bioterrorism readinessp. 545
Appendices
Cultural considerations in patient carep. 558
Quick guide to potential agents of bioterrorismp. 564
Web sites of selected organizationsp. 566
Dangerous abbreviationsp. 567
Outcomes and interventions for common nursing diagnosesp. 568
Selected referencesp. 585
Indexp. 587
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