Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care

Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care
Author: Kathy White
Publsiher: Kathy White Learning System
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN: 9781889125008
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fast Facts for Critical Care

Fast Facts for Critical Care
Author: Kathy White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN: 9780983575054
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse Second Edition

Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse  Second Edition
Author: Dina Hewett, PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 0826177212
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This newly updated, quick-access guide for critical care nurses covers the most common admitting diagnoses and reviews their causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Critical care nursing requires astute assessment, adept communication, and the ability to multitask, as well as a high degree of adaptability. In the ICU, patient status and plan of care change constantly, presenting multifaceted problems for nurses and healthcare providers. This authoritative resource, with bulleted, bite-sized content, provides information to the busy ICU nurse in a heartbeat. Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse, Second Edition, has been updated with the most current evidence-based guidelines and standards. Now organized by body system, this reference presents the latest treatment modalities and provides quick access to lab values and hemodynamic parameters. Part I introduces the foundations of critical care. Part II progresses by body system to cover common procedures and interventions. Part III covers patient- and family-centered care, discussing palliative directives and organ donation. New to the Second Edition: Seven completely new chapters Chapter reorganization by body system Updated to include newest treatment modalities Speedy access to appendices with common lab values, hemodynamic parameters, IV medications, and EKG rhythm examples Key Features: Provides quick access to essential information needed on a daily basis Includes Fast Facts boxes to help guide the reader Authored by a respected nurse leader, educator, and AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow

Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care

Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Critical Care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse

Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse
Author: Michele Angell Landrum
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN: 0826107281
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fast Facts for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Fast Facts for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Author: Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-12-28
ISBN: 0826152244
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Book Excerpt:

This quick-access orientation guide—the only one written by experienced acute care nurses—delivers all the information new AG-ACNP practitioners and students need for skilled clinical practice across the adult lifespan. Organized with a clinical system-based approach, this resource puts vital information at your fingertips with succinct, easy-to-read bullet points, diagrams, and formulas. Tables highlight diagnostic criteria and compare/contrast similar disorders and treatments along with commonly used medications, dosages, and infusions. Designed to fit into a pocket for daily use, this book is based on critical care curriculum developed by the author over 25 years, along with the wisdom of experienced nurse contributors. It includes useful tips on medication dosing, ordering diagnostic tests, documentation, and billing, and provides clinical pearls for each body system. This pocket resource will be an invaluable companion for AG-ACNP students in clinical rotation, novice AG-ACNP graduates, and experienced nurses who are working with a new patient population. Key Features: Places vital information at your fingertips for easy information retrieval in a fast-paced environment Organized in a clinical system-based approach Provides quick-access tables, diagrams, and formulas, including risk calculators Streamlines complex information into easily understandable language Compares similar diagnostic criteria for accurate diagnoses in high-acuity settings Includes evidence-based treatments for best practice and patient care

Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care

Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care
Author: Diane C. McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-10-28
ISBN: 0826188230
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care Book Excerpt:

“This practical and common-sense approach is an excellent companion to the care you provide to your patient.” -- Grace H. Bryan President, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants [From the Foreword] This pocket-sized guide distills complicated neurological conditions to deliver the essentials of best care for the neurocritical patient. Often missing from acute care courses, neurocritical care is a growing field, with more patients than ever admitted to the ICU for neurocritical conditions. This specialty requires specificity and precision, but as this practical resource demonstrates, the intricacies of neurocritical care should not be an insurmountable obstacle for any APP. Written in an easy-access style, Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care covers the defining characteristics, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations of common neurological disorders seen in acute care settings. Chapters review the assessment and diagnosis of common and not-so-common neurological conditions that can often be difficult to recognize and manage. With learning objectives, illustrations, and Fast Facts boxes highlighting critical content, this reference is an invaluable resource for orientation into this oftenchallenging specialty. Key Features: Useful pocket resource for difficult-to-master neurological conditions presenting in ICU Addresses a growing area of healthcare—a rapidly expanding specialty requiring well-versed nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants Reviews the basic neurological exam, as well as exam of the comatose patient Explains pertinent diagnostics including CSF interpretation and different imaging modalities Discusses commonly used treatments and medications Presents an orientation resource to this challenging specialty

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing Second Edition

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing  Second Edition
Author: Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 0826158315
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing Second Edition Book Excerpt:

“[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system... Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.” --Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant From the Foreword The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care. Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to postacute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement. New to the Second Edition: Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options Modified Rankin Scale score Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy Pipeline device New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel Expanded use of telemedicine Information for advanced practice providers Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke Key Features: Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards

Fast Facts for the School Nurse Third Edition

Fast Facts for the School Nurse  Third Edition
Author: Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN: 0826174159
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Praise for the Second Edition: “[This resource] will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages." --Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing This time-tested reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written for both new and experienced school nurses, it delivers consistently organized information in bulleted format with concise paragraphs. The third edition has been substantially revised with expanded coverage of first aid, depression screening, and drug use. It includes completely new chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases and new information on adolescent sexuality. Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, the resource offers clear guidelines to a full range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas of school nursing practice. Also covered is the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, individualized health care plans, childhood obesity, and a food allergy toolkit. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study. New to the Third Edition: New chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases New information on adolescent sexuality including gender identity and transgender Expanded coverage of first aid including when to call 911 Depression screening, immigration laws, ethical dilemmas, and school shootings and gun control Drug use including medical marijuana, OTC drug use and abuse, opioid addiction and overdose treatment, and vaping “Resources” appendix highlighting organizations providing free health exams, scholarship supplies, sanitary supplies, and cold-weather clothing Sample individualized health care plan Key Features: Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations Prioritizes responsibilities with a handy month-by-month task calendar Provides quick reference for health office setup, recommended immunizations, national health observances, and body mass index graphs Presents a technology chapter with information on reporting, software, and confidentiality issues

Fast Facts About Substance Use Disorders

Fast Facts About Substance Use Disorders
Author: Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF,Jack Spencer
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN: 0826161235
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts About Substance Use Disorders Book Excerpt:

The only current resource for APPs caring for people with SUDs in clear, concise format This greatly needed resource is the first to provide evidence-based information and strategies for APRNs and PAs who work with individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Written in a concise, bulleted style for easy access to critical information, the reference addresses often-undiagnosed medical and psychiatric conditions which may accompany SUDs and the ethical considerations of working with affected patients and families. Written by noted substance abuse experts, the resource distills key information about SUDs, explaining what they are and what they are not, and the role of APPs in helping afflicted individuals to recover. It discusses how to identify SUDs regarding signs and symptoms, emergency response, and specific disorders. Also addressed is the use of pharmacology to treat SUDs including complementary and alternative medications, person-centered care for individuals with SUDs across the lifespan, and how to care for afflicted individuals in a variety of settings. Key Features: Distills current, evidence-based information in a concise, bulleted, pocket-sized format Organized for quick access to information Delivers proven strategies for successful nursing interventions Defines substance abuse disorders across the lifespan Discusses how to de-stigmatize people with substance abuse disorders Explores legal and ethical implications surrounding provision of health care to patients with SUDs

Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing

Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing
Author: Meredith J Scannell, PhD(c), MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 0826138675
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing Book Excerpt:

Helps nurses to enhance their forensic skills and apply them to their practice in all settings This is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding specialty of forensics nursing. Exploring the forensic nurse’s role in the gamut of patient care settings, the book is distinguished by its easy-to-read content comprised of bulleted lists, tables, and figures; short chapters; and convenient pocket size. This up-to-date, evidence-based resource addresses all facets of forensics nursing, including legal and ethical issues, conducting interviews, trauma-informed care, delivering expert testimony, documenting injuries, and collecting and preserving evidentiary substances for Medico-Legal purposes. The book encompasses the wide range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case. This includes different types of sexual assault and violence, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, bullying, interpersonal violence, gunshot wounds, community violence, human trafficking, terrorist acts, and mass disasters. With supporting case scenarios, the book describes step-by-step how to collect evidence and the proper procedure for handing over evidence once it is collected. Also included are verbatim descriptions of actual experiences forensic nurses have had while testifying. Key Features: Delivers broad content related to forensic nursing in easy-access Fast Facts style Helps users to retrieve information at a moment’s notice with short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, all packaged in a portable, pocket size Examines the forensic nurse’s role in all patient care settings Explores the legalities and ethics surrounding provision of health care to and collecting evidence from patients injured due to criminal activity. Covers the range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case

Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing Second Edition

Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing  Second Edition
Author: Jan L. McCoy, PhD, RN,Marion G. Anema, PhD, RN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-01-28
ISBN: 0826170072
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Updated and revised to meet all current standards This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula or the revision of existing ones that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE. The second edition of this quick-access guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource’s thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way. The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and know-how to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study. New to the Second Edition: Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the process Highlights collaborative curriculum development Includes New guidelines for each step of the process Introduces Career Ladder and Design Learning Discusses Educational/Competency Outcomes

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse Second Edition

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse  Second Edition
Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN: 082614022X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse Second Edition Book Excerpt:

“I am thrilled with the second edition of [this] book to guide seasoned preceptors, students, novice nurses, and novice CSTs through orientation in the perioperative setting...Take advantage of this book. Read it, highlight it, and keep it with you always!” -Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR Program Director and Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology Nassau Community College From the Foreword With essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, the guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor—for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors—is newly updated to reflect the 2017 AORN guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decision-making, and perioperative skills. Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear, learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines Hand hygiene Minimally invasive surgery Patient information management Surgical smoke safety Safe use of energy-generating devices Hypothermia Sterilization and Central Processing regarding Flexible Endoscopic Processing Robotic surgery Moderate sedation for RNs Surgical attire Key Features: Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more Published in convenient pocket size for information at a moment’s notice Includes Fast-Facts-in-a-Nutshell feature reinforcing key orientation information Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse Second Edition

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse  Second Edition
Author: Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN,Anna Sivo Montejano, DNP, RN, PHN, CEN, FAEN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 0826148514
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Emergency Nurses Association Media Award Media Award: Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide, 2nd Edition – Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN and Anna Montejano, DNP, RN, PHN, CEN, of California https://www.ena.org/press-room/2019/06/13/former-ena-president-receives-emergency-nurses-association-s-most-prestigious-award 1st Edition Winner of the AJN Book of the Year Award for Emergency/Critical Care Nursing This authoritative orientation guide for new and seasoned nurses, preceptors, educators, management teams, urgent care staff, pre-hospital personnel, and anyone working in the triage arena presents essential information to access quickly and repeatedly. Patients rarely present to triage with a diagnosis, but rather convey a multitude of complaints, signs, and symptoms. It is the job of the triage nurse to identify serious “red flag” presentations hidden among all this information while delivering individualized care and juggling wait times in often overcrowded emergency departments. Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse, Second Edition, retains its key focus on numerous aspects of triage for emergency department and urgent care settings, from orientation, to front-end processes, to clinical practice and nursing essentials. With real-life examples, the chapters detail a multitude of clinical presentations and include procedures and protocols that the triage nurse implements in daily practice. This newly revised and updated edition covers how to build confidence in the triage role, accurately assess patient presentations, reduce personnel and hospital liability, increase patient and staff satisfaction, and, ultimately, deliver quality patient care that supports best outcomes. 5 New Chapters in the Second Edition: Active Shooter/Active Violence Emergency Management for When Disaster Strikes Triage Competency Pain Management Endocrine Emergencies Key Features: Covers essential clinical information in an easy-to-read format Focuses on processes, patient and staff safety, legalities, documentation, and critical thinking at triage Addresses specific patient populations including pediatric, older adult, human trafficking, military personnel, and more Offers guidance from seasoned emergency department nurses and triage educators

Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse

Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse
Author: Brenda McCulloch, MSN, RN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 0826134769
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse Book Excerpt:

This quick-access resource delivers a practical orientation for the cath lab. For nurses with a background in cardiac care or intensive care, the cath lab is replete with new challenges and learning opportunities. It is an increasingly complex environment with increasingly challenging procedures. Most effectively run by an interdisciplinary team, all healthcare providers in the cath lab uphold different roles to contribute to patient care and achieve successful procedural outcomes. Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse clearly presents the role of the nurse in the cath lab and how to assist with basic and advanced cath lab procedures. Written in a simple, easy-to-read format with streamlined, bulleted information, this orientation guide breaks down procedures and provides essential information for each step. Chapters cover interpreting pressure waveforms, understanding various calculations, identifying angiographic images, and more competently providing care to patients in the peri-procedural period. Key Features Provides tables, examples of common hemodynamic calculations, images of pressure waveforms and angiogram Begins each chapter with key learning objectives Provides a quick anatomy review Assists with Registered Cardiovascular invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification

Fast Facts for Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Third Edition

Fast Facts for Evidence Based Practice in Nursing  Third Edition
Author: Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, CCRN, CPN, CNE
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 0826166245
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Second Edition Designated a Doody’s Core Title! This is a concise, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in brief paragraphs and bullet points. The third edition is updated to deliver the most current information on research methods, database upgrades, and new resources. It includes two new chapters on evidence-based practice projects, often required in BSN and RN-BSN programs, nursing internships, and residencies. The reference serves as a succinct companion for students in EBP courses and provides practicing nurses with a resource for developing EBP on their units. It equips bedside nurses with fundamental concepts and explains basic research terms and how to conduct literature searches to “find the evidence.” The third edition continues to deliver the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and abundant examples demonstrate concepts. This classroom-tested book also provides background information on defining the “compelling question,” which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. New to the third edition: Updated with current information on research methods and new resources “Finding the Evidence” chapter completely updated with the latest databases and search engines Includes new chapters on Developing the EBP Project and Presentation of the EBP Project Aligns with projects that are required by many undergraduate programs and residency/internships programs for new nurses Incorporates the Iowa Model of EBP into developing the project format Key Features: Provides step-by-step methods to implement evidence-based practice Includes examples of how hospitals and healthcare providers are integrating EBP into their practice Includes extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care, with examples and cases to show readers practical application of content Reviews basic terms and principles Presents quantitate and qualitative research approaches The book has been classroom tested and used in both live and online course formats

Fast Facts about PTSD

Fast Facts about PTSD
Author: Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-09-28
ISBN: 0826170099
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts about PTSD Book Excerpt:

This is concise, quick-access guide to the full continuum of care for all major health care professionals working with individuals suffering from PTSD. The most comprehensive book available about caring for this population, it encompasses the history of PTSD, its theoretical underpinnings, and complete instructions for conducting a full screening, assessment, and diagnosis for people with PTSD. Designed to facilitate speedy access to information, the guide consists of short paragraphs, bulleted information, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes containing critical points. This book presents information about the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD, from young victims of bullying to rape/sexual assault victims, and why they are at risk. It includes information for intervention with people of all ages and backgrounds, and includes abundant case scenarios depicting real-life situations. The book also provides important information about strategies for coping with PTSD and, when possible, prevention. Written for both students and practicing health care professionals, it includes everything RNs and APRNs need to be aware of when working with individuals or groups of people suffering from PTSD. Key Features: Delivers complete practice guidelines for frontline health care professionals who work with individuals with PTSD Includes information on the scope of populations at risk for developing PSTD and why they are at risk Provide real-life case scenarios of individuals with PTSD Covers the practice continuum, offering guidance for intervening with people of different ages and situations Offers objectives, case studies, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse
Author: Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN: 082611864X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Book Excerpt:

The Second Edition received 21 five-star reviews on Amazon! The newly revised third edition of the bestselling orientation guide for novice ER nurses delivers important clinical updates across body systems in an easy-to-read on the move bullet-point format. Including a new chapter on hematologic emergencies with evidence-based practice for sickle cell care management, all sections of this new edition have been thoroughly updated to supplement the ER nurse's busy day-to-day orientation process. The only book of its kind, this quick-access guide prepares ER nurses for the most common illnesses they will encounter by alphabetically organizing diseases and disorders within each body system. All chapters, written in short paragraphs with at-a-glance bulleted information, list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs. Each possible diagnosis comes with a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. The popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature consists of succinct key points and questions and answers for review. Culminating in appendices that include a list of abbreviations, common lab values, EKG rhythms, and frequently used ER medications, this quick reference addresses the ER nurse’s needs at a glance. Skills check-off sheets provide crucial self-checks for efficient and confident care in the ER. New to the Third Edition: New documentation tips throughout and updated illustrations Updated American Heart Association Guidelines included Stroke updates with TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria and administration tips Disaster response updates including highly infectious diseases and mass casualties Updates on increased opioid-induced cardiac arrests, toxicological emergencies, and substance abuse (includes synthetic and designer drugs) Updated information on respiratory emergencies Reorganized shock information Key Features: Written by an expert ER nurse for novice ER nurses and preceptors Handy pocket size Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care Includes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questions Audio book format available for the ER nurse on the go Instructor's resources available

Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam

Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam
Author: R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP,Heidi Collins Fantasia, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-10-28
ISBN: 0826196098
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam Book Excerpt:

"This is an extraordinarily down-to-earth and useful guide for both novice clinicians and experienced clinicians who are presented with challenging patient situations. ... a must-have book for novice clinicians as they struggle to make it through their first solo gynecologic examination and move on to mastering the art of caregiving as well as the science of providing the best possible individualized care for each woman across the life span." - Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Professor Emeritus, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing; Writer-in-Residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything both busy nurse practitioners and NP students need to know, from basic procedures to high-level challenges. Part I breaks down the GYN exam into clinical parts, emphasizing strategies to decrease anxiety and minimize discomfort at every stage of the exam. Part II walks the caregiver through the exam for women at every stage of the life span, sexually abused women, obese women, and women who have undergone genital mutilation. This second edition delivers an all-new chapter on providing care to transgender and LGBT women and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. Comprehensive and organized for easy access to information, the book features prominently displayed key points, learning objectives, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes based on the authors' more than 40 years of teaching experience. Along with the most up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines across the life span, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide comes with a wealth of essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps for patient and practitioner education, adding to the book’s value as an indispensable, quick-access guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women. New to the Second Edition: New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT woman Latest information on intimate partner violence Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women New information on female genital mutilation New CDC STD, PAP, and ACOG Guidelines Links to instructional videos Free apps for patient and practitioner education Key Features: Delivers easy-to-read, bulleted information in a convenient pocket size Provides learning objectives, key points, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell Includes tips on examining special populations including obese, anxious, multiparous, pediatric, menopausal, and older patients and transgender/LGBTQ Serves as a refresher for those studying for the WHNP Exam

Fast Facts for Managing Patients with a Psychiatric Disorder

Fast Facts for Managing Patients with a Psychiatric Disorder
Author: Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN: 0826177751
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Facts for Managing Patients with a Psychiatric Disorder Book Excerpt:

The first book to address the care of dual-diagnosis patients in non-psychiatric settings Brimming with practical insights and strategies, this unique Fast Facts resource delivers concise, quick-access information about caring for patients with common physical complaints who also have a psychiatric diagnosis. It is the first book written for non-psychiatric nurses in multiple clinical settings to address the needs of patients with co-morbid diagnoses, and facilitates the integration of skills and strategies that support recovery for patients diagnosed with mental illness. Delivered in a convenient pocket-sized format, the guide delivers comprehensive information in easy-to-access short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, along with “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes featuring key information. It covers the diagnoses of common psychiatric disorders and addresses the symptom alliance between various medical diagnoses and mental illness, and substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Also included are strategies for establishing a therapeutic alliance with patients with psychiatric disorders and issues posing challenges for nurses in specific clinical settings. Additionally, the book explores the legal and ethical issues surrounding provision of care to patients with mental illness. Key Features: Delivers quick-access information about caring for patients with co-morbid diagnoses—the first book to do so Written for non-psychiatric nurses in a variety of clinical settings Presents key information in short chapters, bulleted content, lists, tables, and figures plus “Fast Facts” boxes Covers the diagnoses of common psychiatric disorders and de-stigmatizes patients with mental illness Provides strategies for fostering successful nursing interventions