Rapid response to everyday emergencies [electronic resource] : a nurse's guide.
Ambler, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2006.
x, 464 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
1582554307 (alk. paper)
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Ambler, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2006.
1582554307 (alk. paper)
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Emergency essentials -- Cardiovascular emergencies -- Respiratory emergencies -- Gastrointestinal emergencies -- Neurologic emergencies -- Musculoskeletal emergencies -- Endocrine and metabolic emergencies -- Obstetric and gynecologic emergencies -- Genitourinary emergencies -- Hematologic emergencies -- Eye, ear, nose, and throat emergencies -- Dermatologic emergencies -- Environmental emergencies -- Medication toxicity and overdose -- Psychiatric emergencies.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 448-449) and index.
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Doody's Reviews, October 2005
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Main Description
Designed for quick reference, this portable handbook provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to respond to over 170 emergency situations that can arise in every unit of a healthcare facility. Coverage of each emergency begins with bulleted, quick-scanning, action-oriented rapid response instructions and then proceeds to explanations of what caused the emergency and preventive strategies. Tables and checklists provide vital information at a glance. Numerous sidebars and more than 200 illustrations describe and demonstrate key procedures. Icons highlight complications and potential dangers that can arise during and after the initial response.
Table of Contents
Emergency essentialsp. 1
Cardiovascular emergenciesp. 9
Respiratory emergenciesp. 67
Gastrointestinal emergenciesp. 110
Neurologic emergenciesp. 137
Musculoskeletal emergenciesp. 191
Endocrine and metabolic emergenciesp. 218
Obstetric and gynecologic emergenciesp. 259
Genitourinary emergenciesp. 279
Hematologic emergenciesp. 297
Eye, ear, nose, and throat emergenciesp. 315
Dermatologic emergenciesp. 340
Environmental emergenciesp. 352
Emergencies due to drug toxicity and overdosep. 391
Psychiatric emergenciesp. 406
Emergency cardiac drugsp. 430
Normal and abnormal serum drug levelsp. 436
Bioterrorism readinessp. 439
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