Mosby's Emergency Nursing Reference, 3rd Edition
A must-have for anyone working in the ED - this handy, pocket-sized resource provides practical, easy-to-locate information for knowledgeable, efficient emergency nursing care. It includes complete assessment information for determining care priorities, coverage of 22 common clinical conditions, and 37 procedures outlined in a clear, step-by-step format. Tables, algorithms, formulas, and assessment guidelines offer convenient access to critical data.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Additional material includes a new reference guide on safety in the ED, a new section on triage, and a new chapter on chemical, radiation and biologic exposure.
- Nursing Care Priority tables within clinical chapters highlight the most common diagnoses for a particular clinical condition and present possible causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions.
- 9 new procedures have been added: Advanced airway management; Airway suctioning; Capillary blood sampling; Decontamination of a patient; External jugular intravenous access; Nebulizer treatment; Pediatric IM medication administration; Sedation for procedures; and Visual acuity.
- Alphabetical organization makes information easy to reference.
- Age-specific considerations provide pediatric and geriatric information.
- Nursing Alerts highlight crucial considerations for ED personnel.
By Julia Fultz, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, Flight Nurse, University of Kentucky Air Medical Service, Lexington, Kentucky; and Patty Ann Sturt, RN, MSN, CEN, Staff Development Specialist, Department of Nursing Staff Development, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky