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Portable RN [electronic resource] : the all-in-one nursing reference.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.
description
v, 698 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1605479748 (alk. paper), 9781605479743 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.
isbn
1605479748 (alk. paper)
9781605479743 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Assessment : reviewing the techniques -- Assessment findings : distinguishing health from disease -- ECGs : interpreting them with ease and accuracy -- Common laboratory tests : giving care and interpreting results -- Common disorders : treating and preventing diseases -- Common procedures : performing them safely and accurately -- Surgical patient care : reviewing the techniques -- Pain management : assessing pain and using medications -- Pressure ulcers and traumatic wound care : preventing, staging, and treating wounds -- Precautions : preventing the spread of infection -- Troubleshooting : spotting and correcting equipment problems -- Drug administration : reviewing the methods -- Dosage calculation : ensuring effective therapy -- Drug hazards : recognizing and responding to them -- Complications : spotting and correcting life-threatening conditions -- End-of-life care : caring for the dying patient and his family -- Documentation systems : completing forms fully and concisely.
catalogue key
8607082
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable RN, Fourth Edition, is an all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, ECG and lab test interpretation, preoperative and postoperative care, nursing procedures, contagious disease precautions, drug administration, wound care, end-of-life care, pain management, documenting care, and more. This edition includes new information on the latest ventilator modes, current AHA CPR and obstructed airway guidelines, new medication and general patient safety features, and more disease information including VRE infection, MRSA infection, and metabolic syndrome. The thoroughly updated content incorporates current Infusion Nurses Society standards of practice and Joint Commission guidelines.
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable RN, Fourth Edition provides practical guidance on today's most important topics. Wide-ranging and concise, the book is an indispensable tool for the nurse who gives day-to-day care. Like having an expert consultant in your pocket, Portable RN, Fourth Edition shows the way through the large mass of relevant clinical information that nurses require in their daily practice. Portable RN is an all-in-one guide to key clinical topics, such as assessment techniques, how to distinguish health from disease, how to interpret ECGs and lab tests, preoperative and postoperative care, key nursing procedures, precautions in contagious disease, methods of drug administration, and more.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Portable RN' is an all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, ECG and lab test interpretation, preoperative and postoperative care, nursing procedures, contagious disease precautions, and more.
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information,Portable RN, Fourth Edition, is an all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, ECG and lab test interpretation, preoperative and postoperative care, nursing procedures, contagious disease precautions, drug administration, wound care, end-of-life care, pain management, documenting care, and more. This edition includes new information on the latest ventilator modes, current AHA CPR and obstructed airway guidelines, new medication and general patient safety features, and more disease information including VRE infection, MRSA infection, and metabolic syndrome. The thoroughly updated content incorporates current Infusion Nurses Society standards of practice and Joint Commission guidelines.
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultants
Assessment: Reviewing the techniques
Assessment findings: Distinguishing health from disease
ECGs: Interpreting them with ease and accuracy
Common laboratory tests: Giving care and interpreting results
Common disorders: Treating and preventing diseases
Common procedures: Performing them safely and accurately
Surgical patient care: Reviewing the techniques
Pain management: Assessing pain and using medications
Pressure ulcers and traumatic wound care: Preventing, staging, and treating wounds
Precautions: Preventing the spread of infection
Troubleshooting: Spotting and correcting equipment problems
Drug administration: Reviewing the methods
Dosage calculation: Ensuring effective therapy
Drug hazards: Recognizing and responding to them
Complications: Spotting and correcting life-threatening conditions
End-of-life care: Caring for the dying patient and his family
Documentation systems: Completing forms fully and concisely
Appendices
Cultural considerations in patient care
Potential agents of bioterrorism
Web sites of selected organizations
Dangerous abbreviations
Selected references
Index
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