Mosby's Nursing PDQ: Practical, Detailed, Quick / Edition 1

Mosby's Nursing PDQ: Practical, Detailed, Quick / Edition 1

by Mosby, Jean Foret Giddens

ISBN-10: 0323028047

ISBN-13: 9780323028042

Pub. Date: 11/26/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

All the essential information you need at the bedside is right here! This rapid access guide with over 500 quick facts is small enough to fit easily in your pocket. It features separate sections on procedures, vital signs, lab values, emergency/ECG, IV meds and many more. With extensive cross referencing and fluid resistant pages, this is a lifesaver for clinicals

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All the essential information you need at the bedside is right here! This rapid access guide with over 500 quick facts is small enough to fit easily in your pocket. It features separate sections on procedures, vital signs, lab values, emergency/ECG, IV meds and many more. With extensive cross referencing and fluid resistant pages, this is a lifesaver for clinicals and a must-have reference for any busy nurse!

• Pocket size makes it handy to carry around and spiral binding allows booklet to lay flat for easy reference.
• 10 easy-to-find tabbed sections make it easy to gain rapid access to hundreds of essential facts, formulas, lab values, procedures, ECG info, and more.
• Each section divider features a rapid-reference table of contents so users can quickly locate the information they need within each section.
• Includes a collection of commonly used but rarely memorized clinical information, such as charts, graphs, formulas, conversions, and lab values - all necessary to deliver safe and efficient nursing care.
• Pages are coated so they are water resistant - great for rugged clinical use.
• Ten sections: Procedures, Vital Signs/Pain, Assessment, Meds/IV, Labs, Emergency/ECG, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Patient Teaching, and Facts.

Pocket-sized for portability, these new quick-reference resources provide quick, easy access to the information you need to know! Water- and stain-resistant pages stand up to the daily wear-and-tear of the clinical setting.

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Table of Contents

Infection Control
Standard Precautions
Transmission-Based Precautions
Specimen Collection
Venipucture for Blood Specimen Collection
Arterial Puncture for Specimen Collection
Common Blood Collection Tubes
Blood Administration
Administration of a Blood Transfusion
Types of Blood Products
Transfusion Reactions
Insertion of a Nasogastric (NG) Tube
Administration of Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding)
Insertion of a Urinary Catheter
Respiratory Management
Oxygen Delivery Devices
Artificial Airway Suctioning
Assessment of a Patient with a Chest Tube
Pulse Oximetry: Interpretation and Action
Application of Restraints
Performing a Dressing Change
Pain Assessment
Pain Rating Scales
Pain Assessment Factors
Advantages/Disadvantages of Temperature Measurement Methods
Factors that Influence Vital Signs
Normal Ranges for Vital Signs
Accurate Reading Times by Thermometer Types
Blood Pressure
Classification of Blood Pressure
Common Mistakes in Blood Pressure Measurement
Scale for Measuring Pulse Strength
Pulse Points
Health History
Basic Principles for Taking a Health History
Components of a Symptom Analysis
Components of a Health History
Components of a Basic Examination
Mental Status Assessment
Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test
Substance Abuse Screening: CAGE
Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex
Nutritional Status
Determination of Body Mass Index
Integument System
Common Communicable Disease of the Skin
Pressure Sites
Characteristics of Headaches
Respiratory System
Patterns of Respiration
Lung Conditions and Expected Sounds
Cardiovascular System
Areas of Auscultation of the Heart
PQRST Mnemonic for Chest Pain Assessment
Assessment Scale for Pitting Edema
Neurologic System
Glasgow Coma Scale
Pupillary Size in Millimeters
Cranial Nerves Functions
Cranial Nerve Locations
Musculoskeletal System
Muscle Strength Scale
RISK Assessment Tool for Falls
Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment
Fluid/Electrolyte and Acid Base Problems
Clinical Manifestations of Electrolyte Imbalance
Acid Base Imbalances
Endocrine Problems
Clinical Comparisons of Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
Clinical Manifestations of Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
Reproductive Problems
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement or Cancer
Common Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infection
Common Venipuncture Sites
Dose Calculators
Comparison of Sites, Needle Sizes, and Volume for IM, SC, ID Injections
Comparison of Injection Angles for IM, SC, and ID Injections
Z-Track Injection
Insertion of a Peripheral IV Catheter
Insertion of a Central Line Catheter
Methods of IV Medication Administration
Five "Rights" for the Administration of Medications
Classification of Fluid Replacement IV Solutions
Common IV Solutions: Indications, Precautions and Incompatibilities
IV Delivery Methods — Advantages/Disadvantages
Insulin Administration
Common Drugs by Class
Hypoglycemic Agent
Solution Compatibility Chart
Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2002-2003
Routine Blood Chemistry
Complete Blood Count with Differential
Arterial Blood Gases
Cardiac Enzymes
Coagulation Studies
Hepatic Function Panel
Lipid Panel
Thyroid Panel
Therapeutic Medication Levels
24-hr Urine Chemistry
Primary and Secondary Assessment of the Trauma Patient
Trauma Score
Understanding the Cardiac Cycle
Systematic Evaluation of Cardiac Rhythms
ECG Paper
ECG Lead Placement
Interpretation of Common Cardiac Rhythms
Normal Sinus Rhythm
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinus Arrhythmia
Premature Atrial Contraction
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Atrial Tachycardia
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Premature Ventricular Contraction
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
First-Degree AV Block
Second-Degree AV Block, Type I (Wenckebach)
Second-Degree AV Block, Type II (Mobitz)
Third-Degree (Complete) AV Block
Cardiac Intervention
Cardiac Life Support Primary Survey: ABCD
Cardiac Life Support Secondary Survey: ABCD
Localizing Ischemia, Injury, or Infarct with 12-Lead ECG
Basic Life Support (BLS) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Relief of Foreign-Body Airway Obstruction
Indication of Neurologic Injury - Posturing
Care of the Patient During a Seizure
Emergency Drugs
Emergency Cardiac Drugs - Quick List
Other Common Emergency Drugs - Quick List
Rule of Nines
Signs of Pregnancy
Delivery Date Calculations
Gravidity/Parity (GTPAL)
Expected Changes
Vital Signs
Body Systems
Lab Values
Fetal Development
Distinguishing True from False Labor
Factors Affecting Labor
Labor Stages
Interventions for Emergencies
Fetal Heart Rate Assessment
APGAR Scoring System
Vital Signs (1st 12 hours of life)
Initial Assessment and Stabilization of Newborns
Gestational Complications
Abruptio Placenta/Placenta Previa Findings
Preeclampsia Distinctions
Gestational Diabetes Definition and Risk Factors
Gestational Diabetes Screen
Procedures/ Equipment
Airway and Gastric Equipment
Intravenous Access
IM Injection Sites
Oxygen Administration
Vital Signs/Pain
Pediatric Vital Signs
Pediatric Pain Assessment
Quick Formula for Determining Expected BP
Neonatal Pain Response
Blood Gases
Normal Values for Arterial Blood Gases
Growth and Development
Infant Reflexes
Degree of Dehydration
Breath Sound Abnormalities
Abuse Assessment
Physical Abuse
Physical Neglect
Emotional Abuse/Neglect
Sexual Abuse
Choking - Foreign Body
Pediatric CPR - BLS
Glasgow Coma Score
Emergency Drugs
Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
Food Guide Pyramid
Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramid
Daily Requirements of Basic Food Groups
Enhance Patient Learning
Weight Reduction and Gain
Healthy Eating Habits
Stress Management
Urinary Tract Infection
Basal Cell
Melanoma Signs
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cancer Prevention
Skin Cancer
Oral Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Hearing Loss
Low Back Problems
Height and Weight Conversion
Temperature Conversion
American Sign Language Guide
Nursing Diagnosis
Common Medical Symbols

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