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Mosby's Emergency Nursing Reference / Edition 2

Mosby's Emergency Nursing Reference / Edition 2


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Mosby's Emergency Nursing Reference / Edition 2

MOSBY'S EMERGENCY NURSING REFERENCE provides busy emergency nurses and student nurses with a comprehensive, easy-to-use emergency resource. Organized into three units, the first unit includes a reference guide with the 27 most frequently used "tools of the trade," such as quick-reference tables,algorithms, formulas, and assessment guidelines. The second unit covers need-to-know information on the 21 most common clinical conditions. The third unit includes the 32 most common procedures performed in the emergency department in a convenient, step-by-step format.
• Presents clinical conditions in alphabetical order to facilitate quick retrieval of information in a busy ED setting.
• Provides step-by-step guidelines for the most frequently performed emergency procedures.
• Describes measurable expected patient outcomes. Organizes triage information around symptom clustering and red flags to help
• prioritize care. Alerts readers to crucial must do or must know information with Nursing Alert
• boxes. Features, such as a flexible binding, portable handbook size, and thumb tabs make
• information easily and quickly accessible.
• ( = UNIQUE FEATURE) Provides a nuts-and-bolts guide to blood-product administration for adult and pediatric
• patients. Outlines and explains transfusion reactions.
• Describes the effect of different types of fluids used in resuscitation. Includes formulas used in fluid administration.
Provides the most up-to-date information about oxygen delivery devices. Presents information on how to help a Spanish-speaking child identify his/her level of
• pain. Includes the pediatric coma scale.
• Features the pediatric trauma score which is used to help evaluate the severity of injury. Provides information about domestic violence in the Mental Health Conditions chapter.
• Includes a section on the role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and the latest findings on sexual assault.
• Presents additional information on mammalian bites and anaphylactic shock. Highlights major points of care for quick reference with bold or italicized text.
• Presents pediatric and adult content separately in the reference section of the book for fast and easy access.
• Includes stroke and hypothermia algorithms. Covers the latest information on conscious sedation according to JCAHO standards,
• including a table on deep sedation. Features several new and updated tables which include the following information:
• conversion of Centigrade and Fahrenheit, updated normal lab values, updated medication tables, etc.

Spanish version of 1st edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-319-4

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323011082
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 959
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I: REFERENCE GUIDE · ACLS Algorithms: Adults · Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation · Blood Component Administration Guidelines in Adults and Children · Blood Transfusion Reaction Comparison · Calculations and Conversions · Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Adult · Electrocardiogram Changes in Myocardial Infarction · Fluid Resuscitation Summary · Formulas Used in Fluid Administration · Glasgow Coma Scale: Adult · Hemodynamic Values · Laboratory Values · Organ Procurement Guidelines · Oxygen Delivery Devices · Pain Scales: Children · Pain Treatment: Pediatrics and Adults · PALS Algorithms: Pediatrics · Pediatric and Infant Coma Score · Pediatric Emergency Drugs Used in Advanced Life Support · Pediatric Trauma Score · Pediatric Tube Sizes · Pediatric Vital Sign Norms · Skin Rash Cases · Tetanus and Immunization Guidelines · Trauma Score: Adult · Ventilator Alarms Troubleshooting · Ventilator Modes: High-Frequency Ventilation · UNIT II: CLINICAL CONDITIONS · Abdominal Conditions · Abuse · Burns · Cardiovascular Conditions · Communicable Diseases · Ear, Nose, Throat, and Facial/Dental Conditions · Endocrine Conditions · Environmental Conditions · Extremity Trauma · Eye Conditions · Genitourinary Conditions · Hematologic and Oncologic Conditions · Mental Health Conditions · Neurologic Conditions · Obstetric and Gynecologic Conditions · Respiratory Conditions · Sexually Transmitted Diseases · Surface Trauma · Toxicologic Conditions · Trauma · The Unresponsive Patient · UNIT III: PROCEDURES · Ace Wrap Application · Arterial Blood Gas · Arterial Line Monitoring · Autotransfusion · Burn Dressing · Central Venous Pressure Measurement · Chest Tube · Conscious Sedation · Crutch Walking · Defibrillation · Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage · Diarrhea · Ear Irrigation · Emergency Thoracotomy · Endotracheal Tube Insertion · Eye Irrigation · Fever Care · Fluid Administration · Gastric Lavage · Head Injury · Intracranial Pressure Monitoring · Intraosseous Infusion · Lumbar Puncture · Medicolegal Evidence · Pericardiocentesis · Pulmonary Arterial Catheter · Sexual Assault Evidence Collection · Splint Application · Suture/Staple Removal · Thoracentesis/Paracentesis · Vascular Access Devices · Wound Care

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