Nursing Essentials

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Nursing Essentials provides instant access to critical information nurses need.

* Quick navigation to critical information
* Custom bookmarks let you quickly return to your favorite pages
* Expanded search capability
* Add notes to a ...
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Overview

Nursing Essentials provides instant access to critical information nurses need.

* Quick navigation to critical information
* Custom bookmarks let you quickly return to your favorite pages
* Expanded search capability
* Add notes to a page
* Calculators

Nursing Essentials for NOOK Color gives you immediate access to the critical information nurses need, in an easy to use app with rich content, detailed illustrations, and pioneering features. Best of all, you know you can depend on Nursing Essentials for NOOK Color, because it was created by Informed Publishing®—the trusted leader in emergency reference information since 1986. Informed's print and digital guides are carried in the pockets, on mobile devices, and in the emergency vehicles of over one million first responders nationwide.

Whether you are a beginning or experienced nurse, this guide will be an essential tool throughout your career. Nursing Essentials is the one resource that both recent graduates and lifelong nurses depend on to keep all the information they need at their fingertips.

Nursing Essentials includes vital assessment information, with updated and expanded sections devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, pediatric, OB, GI/GU, and mental health topics. The new mental health section covers common disorders (anxiety, personality, bipolar, chemical dependency, eating disorders, schizophrenia, somatoform) and mental health assessment.

It provides updated reference information on drugs, infusions, and laboratory values, with information on medications, blood products, calculations, and PO, SQ, IM, IO administration procedures, with a new expanded section on IV administration guidelines. Also featured are fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base imbalances, as well as a new pain assessment chart and Spanish translations.

* Acid-Base Imbalances
* Complete Neurological Assessment
* Pediatric Drug Dosages
* Pain Assessment
* Geriatric & Cultural Considerations
* Organ Donation Considerations
* Burn and Dermatome Charts
* Abbreviations
* Metric Conversions
* Immunizations
* Spanish translations
* Restraint and Back Safety
* Tips For Workload / Report Organization
* Insertion / Management of Catheters, Gastric, and Chest Tubes

Featuring interactive calculators for Glasgow, burns, and metric conversions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Informed Publishing® offers a full product line of references for the medical and first response markets, as well as a consumer line for home and family emergency preparedness. Informed references are available in a variety of formats, including pocket-sized print guides, PDF editions, and now apps for the NOOK Color. Learn more at informedguides.com.

Built using Jive Media's Document Display Framework (DocDF), a cross-platform framework for displaying rich content on handheld devices, DocDF provides seamless integration of text and rich media content, with more features than any other e-reader. Learn more at jive.me/technology/.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043350435
  • Publisher: Informed Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 3.0.1
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 301,690
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: www.informedguides.com
    • Phone: (888) 624-8014
    • Email: apps@informedguides.com

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Title is correct - it is about 'Essentials.' Therefore it is meant to be a Basic review and not an Extensive review of information Nurses might need. Still, it could be better.

    There is a reason why this is called Nursing Essentials. It is meant to be a basic reference and not a complete course in Nursing. It is best suited for student nurses, nurses who float to units they do not normally work on, and home health nurses who work with a wide range of medical conditions. Some areas are quite good in terms of covering a more complete review of the essentials - like Cardiology, others are not as good - like Mental Health. Some of the major shortcomings include.... The lack of major side effects for drugs listed - as well as basic nursing considerations for them. A chart of drug interactions - highlighting the complications that can arise when certain meds are given together would be nice to have. If you want to access the info on Pediatrics, you have to either search for it, or you need to look under the section for 'Calculators!!!' Pediatric info really needs to.have its own section. (At first I thought this section was missing until the vendor replied to my email asking about this info.) Not all graphics are zoomable. This would be a very helpful feature for future editions - the abilty to expand the info with touch. One group who could benefit from this sort of reference are older nurses (like myself) who are faced with a need to return to ateas of nursing we may not have worked in for many years. Some of us simply do.not have the vision clarity we once did when it comes to reading small print. (A major reason why I bought my Nook Color.) Another feature that would be appreciated in future editions would be a dictionary of medial terms that would allow for linking to a highlighted word in the text. And another desirable feature would be the inclusion of hyperlinks to allow for quick connections to related info found elsewhere in the text. Price? I do not consider $10 too high a price for this kind of reference. A lower cost would be nice, but I have paid much more for physical reference books on this topic. None of which are as portable as this one. Following my email communication with the vendor, I am of the belief that they really are interested in improving and expanding future editions based on constructive feedback from users. While I certainly would like this reference to be more than it currently is, I consider it a worthwhile investment for those areas where it serves its goals the best. The two areas that I would personally like to see addressed the quickest.... 1 - Giving Pediatrics its own section. (My current area of practice.) and 2 - A Major overhaul of the weakest section of the book - the section on Mental Health. ( My specialty area.)

    49 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    RN

    Way to basic, not much info, not worth it. More for someone with no medical background.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    Could+be+more

    Disappointed.+Thought+it+could+have+more+info.+Very+basic+to+the+minimum.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Love It!

    This is like other users said very basic but it's of great help... especially for nursing students!!! Wish I had it months ago!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Great tool

    Great tool for bedside assessmennt!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2011

    Key word....essential

    Awesome!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    App. won't download...

    Take out your SD card turn your NOOK off download it again.;)

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 22, 2011

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