Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, 2e: Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell / Edition 2

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, 2e: Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell / Edition 2

by Jennifer Buettner
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Springer Publishing Company
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Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, 2e: Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell / Edition 2

Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast . . .

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only 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. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions.

Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation.

The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms.

Key Topics Include:

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Disaster Response Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease Emergencies
  • Mental Health Emergencies
  • Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
  • Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies

New to this Edition:

  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Triage
  • Acute Stroke Management Guidelines
  • Sexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826199461
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 255,065
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Tips on surviving ER Nursing

Chapter 2 Acid-Base Imbalances:

Chapter 3 Cardiovascular Emergencies

Chapter 4 Disaster Response Emergencies:

Chapter 5 Ear, Nose, Throat, and Dental Emergencies

Chapter 6: Endocrine Emergencies

Chapter 7: Environmental Emergencies:

Chapter 8 Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances

Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Chapter10 Genitourinary Emergencies

Chapter 11 Geriatric Emergencies

Chapter 12 Infectious Disease Emergencies:

Chapter 13 Mental Health Emergencies

Chapter 14 Neurological Emergencies

Chapter 15 OB Gyn Emergencies

Chapter 16 Ocular Emergencies

Chapter 17 Orthopedic and Wound care Emergencies

Chapter 18 Pediatric Emergencies

Chapter 19 Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 20 Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence:

Chapter 21 Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies

Chapter 22 Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies:

Chapter 23: Triage:


  1. Common ER Lab values New! Anion Gap added
  2. Everyday ER Medications update info throughout
  3. List of Important ER Medication Change title to “Critical IV drips” New! Cardizem, Diprivan, Epinephine, Milrinone, Vasopressin, Versed, and Labetaolol
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Skills Check Lists.

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