Fast Facts for the ER Nurse: Emergency Department Orientation in a Nutshell

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Buettner, Jennifer R.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-611859-2

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 76

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Description

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.

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
  • Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care
  • Includes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questions
  • Instructor's resources available

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Buettner, Jennifer R.
ISBN: 978-0-82-611859-2
Specialty:
Nursing Education
Perioperative
Emergency Medicine & Trauma
Language: English
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Pages: 299
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 76

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