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Portable LPN [electronic resource] : the all-in-one reference for practical nurses.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2010.
description
v, 564 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
ISBN
160547584X (alk. paper), 9781605475844 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2010.
isbn
160547584X (alk. paper)
9781605475844 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Patient mobility, hygiene, comfort, and safety -- Vital signs -- Assessment -- Data collection findings -- ECGs -- 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 -- Documentation.
catalogue key
9912479
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
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 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 LPN shows the way through the large mass of relevant clinical information that nurses require in their daily practice. Portable LPN is an all-in-one guide to key clinical topics, such as assessment techniques, distinguishing health from disease, interpreting ECGs and lab tests, preoperative and postoperative care, key nursing procedures, precautions in contagious disease, methods of drug administration, and more.
Main Description
A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPNprovides 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 LPNshows the way through the large mass of relevant clinical information that nurses require in their daily practice. Portable LPNis an all-in-one guide to key clinical topics, such as assessment techniques, distinguishing health from disease, interpreting ECGs and lab tests, preoperative and postoperative care, key nursing procedures, precautions in contagious disease, methods of drug administration, and more. Highlights of this Second Edition include a new chapter on ECGs and interpreting cardiac arrhythmias; new disorders, including MRSA, VRE, and metabolic syndrome; a new patient safety feature; and more procedures, including adult CPR and foreign body airway obstruction.
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultants
Patient Mobility, Hygiene, Comfort, and Safety
Vital Signs
Assessment
Data Collection Findings
ECGs
Common Disorders
Common Procedures
Specimen Collection
Common Laboratory Tests
Care of Pressure Ulcers and Traumatic Wounds
Pain and Its Management
Infection Control
Drug Administration
IV Therapy
Dosage Calculation
Elder Care
Home Care
End-of-Life Care
Documentation
Appendices
Cultural Considerations in Patient Care
Quick guide to potential agents of bioterrorism
Web sites of selected organizations
Dangerous Abbreviations
General patient safety concerns
Selected references
Index
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