Portable RN: The All-in-One Nursing Reference / Edition 4

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A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable RN, Fourth Edition, is an all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, ECG and lab test interpretation, preoperative and postoperative care, nursing procedures, contagious disease precautions, drug administration, wound care, end-of-life care, pain management, documenting care, and more.
This edition includes new information on the latest ventilator modes, current AHA CPR and obstructed airway guidelines, new medication and general patient safety features, and more disease information including VRE infection, MRSA infection, and metabolic syndrome. The thoroughly updated content incorporates current Infusion Nurses Society standards of practice and Joint Commission guidelines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605479743
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 388,173
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants

  • 1 Assessment: Reviewing the techniques
  • 2 Assessment findings: Distinguishing health from disease
  • 3 ECGs: Interpreting them with ease and accuracy
  • 4 Common laboratory tests: Giving care and interpreting results
  • 5 Common disorders: Treating and preventing diseases
  • 6 Common procedures: Performing them safely and accurately
  • 7 Surgical patient care: Reviewing the techniques
  • 8 Pain management: Assessing pain and using medications
  • 9 Pressure ulcers and traumatic wound care: Preventing, staging, and treating wounds
  • 10 Precautions: Preventing the spread of infection
  • 11 Troubleshooting: Spotting and correcting equipment problems
  • 12 Drug administration: Reviewing the methods
  • 13 Dosage calculation: Ensuring effective therapy
  • 14 Drug hazards: Recognizing and responding to them
  • 15 Complications: Spotting and correcting life-threatening conditions
  • 16 End-of-life care: Caring for the dying patient and his family
  • 17 Documentation systems: Completing forms fully and concisely
  • Appendices

  • Cultural considerations in patient care
  • Potential agents of bioterrorism
  • Web sites of selected organizations
  • Dangerous abbreviations
  • Selected references
  • Index

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Awesome reference book !!

    Great book! This book covers everything you need to know for nursing school, no matter what semester you are in. Everything from lab values, to EKG's, IV medication calculations, abnormal findings!

    I would highly recommend this, I only wish I had come across this sooner during my earlier semesters of school.

    THis is definitely a book you will use even after your graduate and get your license.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2015

    Nice to have

    Nice book to have around for reference. Nice delivery time.

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