A must-have for anyone working in the ED - this handy, pocket-sized resource provides practical, easy-to-locate information for knowledgeable, efficient emergency nursing care. It includes complete assessment information for determining care priorities, coverage of 22 common clinical conditions, and 37 procedures outlined in a clear, step-by-step format. Tables, algorithms, formulas, and assessment guidelines offer convenient access to critical data. Alphabetical organization makes information easy to reference. Age-specific considerations provide pediatric and geriatric information. Nursing Alerts highlight crucial considerations for ED personnel. Additional material includes a new reference guide on safety in the ED, a new section on triage, and a new chapter on chemical, radiation and biologic exposure. Nursing Care Priority tables within clinical chapters highlight the most common diagnoses for a particular clinical condition and present possible causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. 9 new procedures have been added: Advanced airway management; Airway suctioning; Capillary blood sampling; Decontamination of a patient; External jugular intravenous access; Nebulizer treatment; Pediatric IM medication administration; Sedation for procedures; and Visual acuity.REFERENCES 1. Newman AB: Submersion incidents. In Auerbach P, ed: Wilderness medicine, ed 4, St Louis, 2001, Mosby. 2. American Heart Association : ACLS for experienced providers manual, Dallas, 2003, American Heart Association.
|Title||:||Mosby's Emergency Nursing Reference|
|Publisher||:||Mosby - 2005|