Portable RN

Linton · ISBN 9781975120771
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Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins USA
Author(s) Linton
Edition 5
Published 27th November 2019
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Master every aspect of day-to-day patient care, with the newly updated Portable RN, 5th Edition. This all-in-one pocket guide to care management offers the latest data and best practices on disorders and treatments, addressing assessments, pre- and post-operative care, drug administration, interpreting lab tests, and more. Ideal for both students and new nurses, this on-the-unit reference guides you to providing top-level care for a variety of patients in a broad range of practice settings. Deliver optimal patient care with the invaluable features of this comprehensive guide to nursing best practices: -NEW and updated content that includes the latest American Heart Association� CPR guidelines and new guidance on end-of-life care -Updated best practices on interviewing patients and performing physical exams, including current content from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition -Updated reference ranges for interpreting common lab tests for different age groups -Substantial revision and update of content on treating and preventing common disorders, treating pressure ulcers, parenteral drug administration, and recognizing and responding to drug hazards -Updated list of nationally notifiable infectious diseases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -Up-to-date direction on essential nursing procedures and all vital aspects of clinical practice, including: -Assessment techniques and findings -Interpreting ECGs with ease and accuracy -Giving and interpreting common lab tests -Performing common procedures safely and accurately -Review of surgical patient care techniques -Pain management - pain assessment and medications -Preventing, staging and treating wounds and pressure ulcers -Preventing the spread of infection -Contagious disease precautions -Spotting and correcting equipment problems -Drug administration methods -Ensuring correct dosage -Spotting and correcting life-threatening conditions and complications -Caring for dying patients and their families -Full and concise documentation -Cultural considerations in patient care -Potential agents of bioterrorism - Special chapter features that assist learning and retention: - Age alerts - special considerations for each age category - Alerts - possible complications to consider - Patient teaching tips - helpful patient education points About the Clinical Editor Denise Linton, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, is an Associate Professor and holds the Dudley Joseph Plaisance, Sr./BORSF Professorship in Nursing at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, College of Nursing, Lafayette, Louisiana.
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