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Fast Facts for the ER Nurse : Emergency Department Orientation in a Nutshell - Jennifer R. Buettner

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

Emergency Department Orientation in a Nutshell

Paperback Published: 11th May 2017
ISBN: 9780826118592
Number Of Pages: 320

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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

* Chapter 1 Tips on surviving ER Nursing * Chapter 2 Acid-Base Imbalances* Chapter 3 Cardiovascular Emergencies * Chapter 4 Disaster Response Emergencies* Chapter 5 Ear, Nose, Throat, and Dental Emergencies* Chapter 6: Endocrine Emergencies* Chapter 7: Environmental Emergencies* Chapter 8 Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances * Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Emergencies * Chapter10 Genitourinary Emergencies* Chapter 11 Geriatric Emergencies* Chapter 12 Infectious Disease Emergencies* Chapter 13 Mental Health Emergencies* Chapter 14 Neurological Emergencies* Chapter 15 OB Gyn Emergencies* Chapter 16 Ocular Emergencies* Chapter 17 Orthopedic and Wound care Emergencies* Chapter 18 Pediatric Emergencies* Chapter 19 Respiratory Emergencies* Chapter 20 Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence* Chapter 21 Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies* Chapter 22 Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies* Chapter 23: Triage

ISBN: 9780826118592
ISBN-10: 0826118593
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 11th May 2017
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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