Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Author Lori Schumacher
ISBN-10 9781416061694
Release 2009-06
Pages 377
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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient's cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX"¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.



Critical Care Emergency Nursing

Critical Care   Emergency Nursing Author Lori Schumacher
ISBN-10 0721603742
Release 2004-12
Pages 430
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An addition to the Real World Nursing Survival Guide series, this unique resource discusses the most common health care problems seen in the critical and trauma/emergency settings--using a systems approach with a focus on current practice standards. Each chapter offers a consistent disorder format and covers a wide-range of information from emergent to critical care nursing.



Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Author Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
ISBN-10 082610522X
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 304
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"The book is clearly written and concise and uses sidebars to highlight core concepts." Score: 90, 4 stars --Doody's Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast... Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is an orientation guide and reference, designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. Critical information presented in each chapter includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, and critical thinking questions. With this guide, nurses can get the information they need fast in bullet-point lists. Each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. All new ER nurses and their preceptors will find this book to be a reference they cannot do without. Key topics covered include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies And many more!



Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics Author Kate Curtis
ISBN-10 9780729579827
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)



PASS CEN

PASS CEN Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323086523
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 832
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Prepare for success on the Certification for Emergency Nurses examination! Not only does Pass CEN! review all the content covered in the current exam blueprint, it includes fun yet challenging learning activities, realistic practice questions, and comprehensive practice examinations. A concise outline format and numerous illustrations make the material easy to read, understand, and remember. Written by a team of expert nursing instructors led by Robin Donohoe Dennison, this unique guide also reviews anatomy and physiology for each core body system. This is the all-in-one study tool you can't do without! An easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly delineates what you must know to pass the CEN exam. Content follows the most current CEN blueprint and eliminates extraneous information that is not likely to be tested. Learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts, such as matching questions, essays, table completion exercises, and crossword puzzles. Anatomy and physiology reviews cover each core body system Case Related Learning activities include questions on clinical reasoning and decision-making.



Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual

Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual  Author Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-10 1582556369
Release 2007
Pages 234
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Part of an exciting new Incredibly Visual! extension of the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series®, this one-of-a-kind book offers an innovative visual approach to mastering the principles and practice of cardiovascular care. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids clarify essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and guide nurses through all current physical assessment techniques, diagnostic tests, treatments, emergency procedures, cardiac monitoring methods, and more. Lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Come Equipped lists the equipment required for procedures; Photo Op presents photographs of procedures detailed in the text; and Memory Board features visual mnemonics. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.



Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum

Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum Author ENA
ISBN-10 9781437726565
Release 2007-10-12
Pages 1152
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Whether you are a new or an experienced emergency nurse, you'll find that the Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is an essential tool for your practice. Authored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), this highly-respected resource will help you build and verify your knowledge, develop practice standards, improve quality of care, and educate nursing staff as well as patients and families. The Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is also the ideal resource to help you prepare for the Certification for Emergency Nurses (CEN) exam. Authored by ENA, you can rely on this text to be the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available. The text's outline format and alphabetical listing of the Clinical Emergencies chapters mean you can find the information you need - fast! The most recent CEN examination content is included to ensure that you're prepared and confident. Nine new chapters incorporate the latest information about: Triage Complementary and Alternative Therapies Cultural Dimensions and Emergency Nursing End-of-Life Issues in the Emergency Department Hemodynamic Monitoring Hematologic/Oncologic Emergencies Mechanism of Injury Weapons of Mass Destruction Forensic Nursing Practice A new unit on trauma emergencies reorganizes information from the previous edition to help you more easily find the facts you need. More illustrations and tables are included to enhance your understanding of key information.



Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nursing Author Linda D. Urden
ISBN-10 9780323447492
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 1112
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Get a firm understanding and mastery of the unique issues and procedures involved in critical care nursing with Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 8th Edition. Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, this market-leading text offers a great foundation in the realities and challenges of today’s critical care unit that’s perfect for both nursing students and practicing nurses alike. This new edition also features enhanced integration of QSEN and interprofessional collaborative practice, plus expanded coverage of leadership, post-ICU outcomes and highly contagious infections. Revamped case studies, Patient Teaching boxes, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, Patient Safety Alerts, and other learning tools further develop your critical thinking skills and prepare you for success in high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings. UNIQUE! Nursing management plans of care feature approximately 35 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to provide a detailed, ready-to-use, clinically current reference for safe, effective patient care. Consistent organization within each body-system unit provides a systematic framework for learning and for CCRN and PCCN certification preparation. It also serves as a great reference for clinical practice. Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care. NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration makes it easier to link text content to the various QSEN competencies through the addition of QSEN-related questions in case studies, retitled features and boxes, QSEN content icons, and highlighted QSEN information throughout. UNIQUE! Integration of interprofessional collaborative practice incorporates the various IPEC competencies - such as Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles & Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams & Teamwork - into the text content and case studies. NEW! Enhanced focus on core content directs readers’ attention to routine adult critical care situations and minimizes the attention given to issues treated by specialized facilities. NEW! Revamped case studies feature updated scenarios and information to reflect the current "flavor" of high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings - with patients being seen in a variety of settings. These scenarios help readers "scaffold" learning and apply chapter content to true-to-life clinical situations. NEW! Content on post-ICU outcomes has been added to chapters on therapeutic management and disorders to provide readers with a more holistic perspective on the critical care patient experience. NEW! Expanded leadership content places a fresh focus on the emerging importance of nursing leadership to ensure optimal patient outcomes. NEW! Added content on highly contagious infections has been incorporated into the chapter on sepsis to keep readers abreast of this ever-changing area of interest. NEW! Links to 15 sample skills from Elsevier Clinical Skills give readers a foundation in mastering critical care skills. NEW! Enhanced Patient Teaching boxes feature more specific and practical content for at-the-bedside patient care. NEW! Additional animations have been added to the Evolve companion website. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects changes in nursing, medical, and collaborative care of patients in high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.



We Others

We Others Author Steven Millhauser
ISBN-10 9780307701435
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 400
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author: the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imagination. Steven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently, and to dazzling effect, dissolved the boundaries between reality and fantasy, waking life and dreams, the past and the future, darkness and light, love and lust. The stories gathered here unfurl in settings as disparate as nineteenth-century Vienna, a contemporary Connecticut town, the corridors of a monstrous museum, and Thomas Edison’s laboratory, and they are inhabited by a wide-ranging cast of characters, including a knife thrower and teenage boys, ghosts and a cartoon cat and mouse. But all of the stories are united in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant. From the earliest to the stunning, previously unpublished novella-length title story—in which a man who is dead, but not quite gone, reaches out to two lonely women—Millhauser in this magnificent collection carves out ever more deeply his wondrous place in the American literary canon.



Pathophysiology of Heart Disease

Pathophysiology of Heart Disease Author Leonard S. Lilly
ISBN-10 9781469816685
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 496
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Revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text delivers a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. It is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students and specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease. This edition has improved consistency of coverage and level of detail and enhanced illustrations. A companion website on thePoint will include the fully searchable text and audio heart sounds, plus an image bank for faculty.



Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine Author
ISBN-10 9780128000557
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 3120
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading



Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician

Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician Author Joshua Broder
ISBN-10 9781437735871
Release 2011-06-04
Pages 688
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Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician, written and edited by a practicing emergency physician for emergency physicians, takes a step-by-step approach to the selection and interpretation of commonly ordered diagnostic imaging tests. Dr. Joshua Broder presents validated clinical decision rules, describes time-efficient approaches for the emergency physician to identify critical radiographic findings that impact clinical management and discusses hot topics such as radiation risks, oral and IV contrast in abdominal CT, MRI versus CT for occult hip injury, and more. Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician has been awarded a 2011 PROSE Award for Excellence for the best new publication in Clinical Medicine. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Choose the best test for each indication through clear explanations of the "how" and "why" behind emergency imaging. Interpret head, spine, chest, and abdominal CT images using a detailed and efficient approach to time-sensitive emergency findings. Stay on top of current developments in the field, including evidence-based analysis of tough controversies - such as indications for oral and IV contrast in abdominal CT and MRI versus CT for occult hip injury; high-risk pathology that can be missed by routine diagnostic imaging - including subarachnoid hemorrhage, bowel injury, mesenteric ischemia, and scaphoid fractures; radiation risks of diagnostic imaging - with practical summaries balancing the need for emergency diagnosis against long-terms risks; and more. Optimize diagnosis through evidence-based guidelines that assist you in discussions with radiologists, coverage of the limits of "negative" or "normal" imaging studies for safe discharge, indications for contrast, and validated clinical decision rules that allow reduced use of diagnostic imaging. Clearly recognize findings and anatomy on radiographs for all major diagnostic modalities used in emergency medicine from more than 1000 images. Find information quickly and easily with streamlined content specific to emergency medicine written and edited by an emergency physician and organized by body system.



Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine

Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine Author Joseph Varon
ISBN-10 9783319316055
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 470
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The latest edition of this handbook is a concise yet comprehensive guide for attending physicians, fellows, residents, and students who cover the ICU. The chapters follow an outline format and are divided by organ system, including neurologic disorders and cardiovascular disorders, and special topics, such as environmental disorders, trauma, and toxicology. The handbook includes thoroughly updated chapters from the previous edition, alongside completely new material. Written by an authority in the field, the Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition is a valuable one-stop reference for every practitioner engaged in Critical Care Medicine across the world.



Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice

Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice Author Carolyn J. Henry
ISBN-10 9781437701982
Release 2009-12-03
Pages 432
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Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice provides you with all the tools needed to diagnose, stage, and manage the many different disease entities known as "cancer." This manual is designed to provide you with easy-to-access, clinically relevant details for complete care of the small animal cancer patient, while considering the needs, concerns, and capabilities of the client. It provides quick reference sections for information not included in current oncology texts, including drug interactions and resources for participation in clinical trials. All information is well referenced and the reference section on the accompanying website includes links to the original and related articles. The latest information including diagnostic procedures, treatment modalities, and outcome predictions to help clients make the best decisions for their pets. Expert contributors, renowned for clinical, as well as academic and research expertise, offer a wide breadth and depth of expertise. Full-color format provides accurate visual depictions of specific diseases and procedures to enhance your diagnostic capabilities. Key Points highlight critical information, enabling quick, easy access. Systems approach to diagnosis and management offers logical, systematic, head-to-tail procedure for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Extensive discussions of supportive care limit adverse events and increase patient survival and puts emergency information at the practitioner’s fingertips. Suggested readings highlight the latest information for further investigation and research. Comprehensive drug safety guidelines thoroughly discuss all information required to safely handle and administer cancer drugs. Helpful drug formularies offer available formulations, recommended dosages, toxicities, and relative costs. Chapter on how to access clinical trials provides helpful information and hope for patients and their caregivers.



NCLEX RN Questions Answers Made Incredibly Easy

NCLEX RN Questions   Answers Made Incredibly Easy Author Susan A. Lisko
ISBN-10 9781496325549
Release 2016-07-25
Pages 912
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NCLEX-RN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS MADE INCREDIBLY EASY!, 7E is designed to help pre-licensure nursing students prepare for the licensing examination. This book and its accompanying electronic resources feature thousands of questions at the application level or above to prompt active learning and higher-order thinking. The book’s seven parts cover the basics of NCLEX test construction and how students should prepare, the four major content areas of pre-licensure programs (medical-surgical, psychiatric/mental health, maternity, and pediatrics), a section on issues in nursing, and three comprehensive tests of varying lengths that help simulate the actual NCLEX experience. The questions align with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 2016 RN test plan. Throughout the book, the Made Incredibly Easy design, art, and captions help to engage students and present a fun, relaxed, encouraging, and supportive learning experience. Other features include the use of all the types of alternate-format questions and detailed rationale for both correct and incorrect answers.



Schizophrenic Speech

Schizophrenic Speech Author Peter J. McKenna
ISBN-10 0521810752
Release 2005-02-17
Pages 210
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This book reviews our knowledge of the incoherent speech which can present as a symptom of schizophrenia. This is one of the most researched symptoms in the disorder. The content covers clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and the theories proposed to account for the symptom in these 'thought disordered' patients, ranging from the psychoanalytic to there being a form of aphasia involved. The book is unique in its ability to apply linguistic and neuropsychological approaches to the understanding of this condition, and is the first book to cover comprehensively the range of clinical studies that followed the introduction of Andreasen's rating scale for what was then called thought, language and communication disorder. This book is essential reading for all those working in the field of schizophrenia and also for those interested in language and disorders of speech.



Radiography in a Flash

Radiography in a Flash Author Sharon K. Coleman
ISBN-10 1418055727
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 370
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Convenient and functional, Radiography in a Flash 2.0 offers the quickest and easiest way to prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. Containing over 1,750 questions, these portable flash cards are divided into the five core content areas of the exam: Radiation Protection, Equipment Operation and Quality Control, Image Production and Evaluation, Radiographic Procedures and Patient Care and Education. Color-coded for easy identification, the cards are further divided into sub-sections so individuals can focus more attention on topics that need strengthening. Corresponding answers are printed on the back of each card. All of the questions are practical and relevant to the latest standards of practice. This is simply the best resource for studying on the go!