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.



Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology Author Kathleen Gutierrez
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822035367218
Release 2007
Pages 702
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Providing students with additional information on this extensive and especially difficult subject area, this guide features visual cues to help students retain information by expressing the material in a fun, engaging manner with activities created to appeal to students of different learning styles. NCLEX( Review questions follow the end of each chapter to help check the students' understanding of key topics and to perform necessary review.



Schaum s Outline of Emergency Nursing

Schaum s Outline of Emergency Nursing Author Jim Keogh
ISBN-10 9780071789813
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 336
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The ideal review for your emergency nursing course More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by a renowned expert in this field, Schaum's Outline of Emergency Nursing covers what you need to know for your course and, more important, your exams. Step-by-step, the author walks you through coming up with solutions to exercises in this topic. Relevant examples and extensive end-of-chapter exercises motivate you to understand new material and reinforce acquired skills Detailed explanations and practice problems in the different areas of emergency nursing Offers a comprehensive review of specialized topics such as multi-system trauma, environmental emergencies, communicable diseases, and disaster preparedness Provides comprehensive explanations of the topics covered in cardiac intensive care



Hemodynamic Monitoring

Hemodynamic Monitoring Author Rebecca K. Hodges
ISBN-10 0721603750
Release 2005
Pages 206
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"The book begins with an overview of five main concepts: cardiac output, stroke volume, preload, afterload, and contractility. It discusses equipment used for specific procedures, followed by discussions of specific aspects of hemodynamic monitoring including cardiac output, intra-arterial, central venous, pulmonary artery, and mixed venous oxygenation." -- WEBSITE.



Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac Intensive Care Author Allen Jeremias
ISBN-10 9781416037736
Release 2010
Pages 710
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Ventilator Management for the Cardiac Patient; Management of Post-Operative Complications in the Cardiac Surgery Patient; Guidelines Relevant to Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--to keep the book and you up to date. yPresents the text in a new, full-color design and layout for a more visually-appealing and accessible format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy.



Pharmacology

Pharmacology Author Linda E. McCuistion
ISBN-10 1416029354
Release 2006-10-10
Pages 669
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Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition is a study and review aid that provides students with additional information on this extensive and difficult subject area. It offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly explains topics such as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. Visual cues help the student retain the information by expressing the material in a fun, engaging manner with activities created to appeal to students with different learning styles. NCLEX® review questions are included at the end of each chapter review and test the students' understanding of key topics. Take Home Points highlight the most important points to study or use in the clinical atmosphere. Caution Notes alert readers to urgent information about 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 highlight possible variations related to a patient's cultural background. WebLinks direct readers to the Internet for additional resources. New introductory chapter highlights information on Drug Concepts pertinent to pharmacology. New chapter on drugs used to treat neuropsychiatic disorders covers the most important drugs, including anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. New information on anti-migraine medications gives students a better understanding of pain relief for patients. Revised cardiovascular section presents the material in a more streamlined approach. Revised NCLEX® review questions include new alternate item format questions, as well as 80 new questions. What You WILL LEARN familiarizes students with clear chapter objectives. Tell Us What YOU Think page directs students to the Saunders Nursing Survival Guide survey site where their feedback is gathered.



Pass Cen

Pass Cen Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323048798
Release 2010-11
Pages 814
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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. The accompanying online Evolve Exam Review course includes practice exams that simulate the experience of taking the actual exam. 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. The online Evolve Exam Review course includes: Approximately 700 practice questions with answers, rationales, test-taking strategies, and suggested references Randomized questions to let you create up to 150 different practice exams Self-assessment quizzes that allow you to select 10 to 120 questions by body system, with immediate feedback for answers



Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Third Edition

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse  Third Edition Author Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
ISBN-10 9780826118646
Release 2017-05-28
Pages 316
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The Second Edition received 21 five-star reviews on Amazon! The newly revised third edition of the bestselling orientation guide for novice ER nurses delivers important clinical updates across body systems in an easy-to-read on the move bullet-point format. Including a new chapter on hematologic emergencies with evidence-based practice for sickle cell care management, all sections of this new edition have been thoroughly updated to supplement the ER nurse's busy day-to-day orientation process. The only book of its kind, this quick-access guide prepares ER nurses for the most common illnesses they will encounter by alphabetically organizing diseases and disorders within each body system. All chapters, written in short paragraphs with at-a-glance bulleted information, list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs. Each possible diagnosis comes with a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. The popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature consists of succinct key points and questions and answers for review. Culminating in appendices that include a list of abbreviations, common lab values, EKG rhythms, and frequently used ER medications, this quick reference addresses the ER nurse’s needs at a glance. Skills check-off sheets provide crucial self-checks for efficient and confident care in the ER. New to the Third Edition: New documentation tips throughout and updated illustrations Updated American Heart Association Guidelines included Stroke updates with TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria and administration tips Disaster response updates including highly infectious diseases and mass casualties Updates on increased opioid-induced cardiac arrests, toxicological emergencies, and substance abuse (includes synthetic and designer drugs) Updated information on respiratory emergencies Reorganized shock information Key Features: Written by an expert ER nurse for novice ER nurses and preceptors Handy pocket size Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care Includes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questions Audio book format available for the ER nurse on the go Instructor's resources available



Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum

Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum Author Emergency Nurses Association
ISBN-10 0721682413
Release 2000
Pages 829
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The revised and updated edition of this core curriculum guides emergency nurses through all the clinical, professional, legal, educational, and research-related issues that affect their work.All content has been revised for accuracy and currency and the organization of material parallels the new blueprint for the CEN exam. The fifth edition also features new coverage of pain management, triage classification, long term complications of ED care, rationales for major interventions, and the pathophysiology of major illnesses and injuries. New illustrations make the material easier to understand and remember.



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)



Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual

Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual Author Lippincott
ISBN-10 9781451149241
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 256
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Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! Second Edition offers an innovative visual approach to mastering the principles and practice of cardiovascular care. Hundreds of detailed color 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. This thoroughly updated edition includes current ACLS algorithms and information on congenital cardiac disorders, new diagnostic tests and treatments, and noninvasive cardiac output monitoring. Special logos reinforce key points about equipment and procedures and present visual mnemonics, and "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way. Nurses can foster a quick and thorough understanding of cardiovascular care the Incredibly Visual way - with clear, logical content, written in conversational style, highly-detailed visual aids, and key highlights that help recall what has been learned.



Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Author Vicki E. Noble
ISBN-10 9781139495936
Release 2011-06-16
Pages
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Ultrasound has revolutionized a physician's ability to make urgent and emergent diagnoses at the bedside, and has changed the management of many acute injuries and conditions. This is a practical, concise introduction to what is rapidly becoming an essential tool for all critical care physicians: bedside emergency ultrasound. The Manual covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed using ultrasound and gives practical guidance in how to use ultrasound for common invasive procedures. Major applications are introduced using focused diagnostic questions and reviewing the image-acquisition skills needed to answer them. Images of positive and negative findings are presented, and scanning tips for improving image quality. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded, with new images, updated literature reviews, new applications and clinical algorithms. New chapters cover additional procedures, musculoskeletal and pediatric applications, and the use of ultrasound in resuscitation. This text is invaluable for emergency physicians at all levels.



Small Animal Critical Care Medicine E Book

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine   E Book Author Deborah Silverstein
ISBN-10 9780323243520
Release 2014-09-05
Pages 1152
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Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.



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



Intensive Care Unit Manual E Book

Intensive Care Unit Manual E Book Author Paul N. Lanken
ISBN-10 9781455737857
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 1088
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Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips! Stay at the forefront of critical care with a practice-oriented, relevant, and well-illustrated account of the pathophysiology of critical disease, presented in a highly readable format. Gain valuable insight into the recognition, evaluation, and management of critical conditions such as respiratory, hemodynamic, and infectious diseases; management of ICU patients with special clinical conditions; cardiovascular, hematologic, and neurological disorders; poisoning and overdoses; trauma and burns; and much more!



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.