Nurse's Fast Facts: Your Quick Source for Core Clinical Content / Edition 3

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Overview

Nurse's Fast Facts is a compilation of all of those hard-to-remember procedures, calculations, lab values, and interactions in a lightweight, easy-to-carry package. This essential handbook offers the most important but difficult to remember clinical information for nine nursing content areas as well as age-specific guidelines for assessing health problems and interpreting lab values. Reference tabs provide speedy access to information by specialty, and the many charts, graphs, illustrations, and a new two-color design make locating facts even easier!

Topics include:

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Gerontological Care
  • Maternal-Infant
  • Pediatric
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Home Health Care
  • Nutrition

"We have used 'Fast Facts' for two years and are extremely pleased with it. Our students carry it in their pockets from freshmen through senior level and find it very useful." -- Pamela Cone, RN, MSN, CNS, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, Azusa, California

"Fast
Facts is just that, an easy to use reference for clinical decisions and behaviors. This book is written for students and practitioners at several levels of expertise. Most attractive features of the book are the attention to all the likely elements of nursing practice in institutions, with some also relevant to community nursing. I am a chart/table type of reference seeker and this book has many well ordered fact arrangements to keep me content." Faith H. Howarth, MSN, EdM, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore Maryland

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Reviewer: Faith H Howarth, MSN, EdM (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This Fast Facts for nurses is just that, an easy to use reference for clinical decisions and behaviors. The level of writing is appropriate and the information useful for new and experienced nurses, particularly in response to the need for cross training, easier float experiences, and general review of many pertinent details.
Purpose: The purpose of this book has been to provide a portable and easy-to-use source for quick answers to questions from students and nurses. Such a resource is indeed needed in today's mobile and fast paced care environments. Holloway and her contributors have successfully met their objectives.
Audience: This book is written for students and practitioners at several levels of expertise. It is primarily directed at hospital based or nursing home based nurses although the author does not say this specifically. The author's credentials as stated provide credible authority.
Features: The book covers major topic areas of interest to the clinical nurse. Both clinical decision making and behaviors are addressed. The most attractive features of the book are the attention to all the likely elements of nursing practice in institutions, with some also relevant to community nursing. I am a chart/table type of reference seeker and this book has many well ordered fact arrangements to keep me content. The two-color format could be enhanced with the addition of one more color — I would choose red — to clarify and call attention to elements or illustrations. No major shortcomings mar the book, but I would like more in the gerontological section. In this section, the tables are quite useful.
Assessment: The book is on par with others in the field that I have used in the past. "
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Reviewer: Faith H Howarth, MSN, EdM (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This Fast Facts for nurses is just that, an easy to use reference for clinical decisions and behaviors. The level of writing is appropriate and the information useful for new and experienced nurses, particularly in response to the need for cross training, easier float experiences, and general review of many pertinent details.
Purpose: The purpose of this book has been to provide a portable and easy-to-use source for quick answers to questions from students and nurses. Such a resource is indeed needed in today's mobile and fast paced care environments. Holloway and her contributors have successfully met their objectives.
Audience: This book is written for students and practitioners at several levels of expertise. It is primarily directed at hospital based or nursing home based nurses although the author does not say this specifically. The author's credentials as stated provide credible authority.
Features: The book covers major topic areas of interest to the clinical nurse. Both clinical decision making and behaviors are addressed. The most attractive features of the book are the attention to all the likely elements of nursing practice in institutions, with some also relevant to community nursing. I am a chart/table type of reference seeker and this book has many well ordered fact arrangements to keep me content. The two-color format could be enhanced with the addition of one more color — I would choose red — to clarify and call attention to elements or illustrations. No major shortcomings mar the book, but I would like more in the gerontological section. In this section, the tables are quite useful.
Assessment: The book is on par with others in the field that I have used in the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803611610
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 1,366,573
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Medical-Surgical Fast Facts

The Human Body

Terminology and Symbols

NANDA Nursing Diagnoses

Documentation and Reporting

Calculation and Medication Administration

Procedures

Laboratory Test

Section 2. Health Assessment and Health Problems Across the Lifespan

Pathologic Conditions

Section 3. Maternal-Infant Fast Facts

Section 4. Pediatric Fast Facts

Section 5. Mental Health Fast Facts

Section 6. Emergency and Critical Care Fast Facts

Section 7. Gerontological Fast Facts

Section 8. Long-Term Care Fast Facts

Section 9. Home Health Fast Facts

Section 10. Nutrition Fast Facts

Index

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