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

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

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by Jennifer Buettner
     
 

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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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anna L. Jarrett, PhD, ACNS, ACNP, FNP - BC(University of Arkansas)
Description: This is a concise, simple book of emergency room pearls..
Purpose: It is intended as a practical resource for nurses working in the emergency department.
Audience: Practicing emergency department nurses are the intended audience.
Features: This book is an everyday guide for common emergency room disorders, listed by systems. The first chapter covers the most important person - the nurse. The first 20 items are things each emergency department nurse should do to "survive" working in the emergency department.
Assessment: The book is clearly written and concise and uses sidebars to highlight core concepts. The small size makes it unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826105226
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Series:
Fast Facts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, is a full time Registered Nurse at Emory University Hospital at Midtown in Atlanta, GA. She has ten years of ER Experience and 3 years of experience precepting new graduate nurses and new employees in the ER. Jennifer is Certified in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and as a Nurse Preceptor (Rockdale Medical Center/2005). She won the Faculty Award for the graduate who "has achieved excellence in both the academic and clinical settings and who best exemplifies the total integration of program philosophy to professional performance" (5/2002). She has developed an ER Orientation Packet and Education Course for two local hospitals.

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