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  • Description
    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. 
     
  • Specs
    Edition
    5
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781975120771
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Pages
    712
    Edition
    5
    Publication Date
    November 27, 2019
    Weight
    1.50
  • Denise Linton DNS, FNP-BC
  • Table of contents
    Contents
    Contributors and consultants v
    1 Assessment
    Reviewing the techniques 1
    Leslie MacTaggart Myers
    2 Assessment fi ndings
    Distinguishing health from disease 64
    Denise Linton
    3 ECGs
    Interpreting them with ease and accuracy 105
    Andrea Barnes Grant
    4 Common laboratory tests
    Giving care and interpreting results 148
    Paula Gray
    5 Common disorders
    Treating and preventing diseases 202
    Phyllis Adams
    6 Common procedures
    Performing them safely and accurately 279
    Denise Linton
    7 Surgical patient care
    Reviewing the techniques 421
    Marjorie Marie Grinam
    8 Pain management
    Assessing pain and using medications 453
    Ashley H. Lee 9 Pressure ulcers and traumatic wound care
    Preventing, staging, and treating wounds 470
    Theresa Gunter Lawson
    10 Precautions
    Preventing the spread of infection 482
    Arlene McEachron
    11 Troubleshooting
    Spotting and correcting equipment problems 492
    Marjorie Marie Grinam
    12 Drug administration
    Reviewing the methods 530
    Ebony Watson
    13 Dosage calculation
    Ensuring effective therapy 561
    Denise Linton
    14 Drug hazards
    Recognizing and responding to them 576
    Sheryl Mitchell
    15 Complications
    Spotting and correcting life-threatening conditions 652
    Denise Linton
    16 End-of-life care
    Caring for the dying patient and the family 674
    Theresa Gunter Lawson
    17 Documentation systems
    Completing forms fully and concisely 678
    Denise Linton
    Appendices
    Cultural considerations in patient care 696
    Potential agents of bioterrorism 698
    Web sites of selected organizations 700
    Dangerous abbreviations 701
    English-Spanish quick reference guide 702
    Crisis values of laboratory tests 704
    Table of equivalents 706
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