Portable RN The All-in-One Nursing Reference

ISBN-10: 1605479748

ISBN-13: 9781605479743

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Springhouse Publishing Company Staff, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff

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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.
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List price: $61.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 3/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

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
Cultural considerations in patient care
Potential agents of bioterrorism
Web sites of selected organizations
Dangerous abbreviations
Selected references
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