Fast Facts for the Er Nurse, Fourth Edition: Guide to a Successful Emergency Department Orientation (Paperback)

Fast Facts for the Er Nurse, Fourth Edition: Guide to a Successful Emergency Department Orientation By Jennifer Buettner Cover Image
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This bestselling book has successfully prepared thousands of ER nurses to provide safe, effective, high-quality care to their patients and is updated based on guidelines from the American Heart Association, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Stroke Association, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, and Trauma Nurse Core Course. This guide presents the most current information on coronaviruses, medications, street drugs, the opioid crisis, and intraosseous access. Chapters are replete with new case studies, updated photos, and time-tested tips. Written in bullet-point format, the guide is alphabetically organized by body system for easy access and at-a-glance viewing. All chapters list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs; each diagnosis includes a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Helpful appendices display common abbreviations and lab values, EKG rhythms, frequently used medications, and updated alphabetized skills checklists for self-examination. New to the Fourth Edition: - New content on alteplase administration, coronaviruses, decompression sickness, high altitude illness, human trafficking, influenza, lightning injuries, osteomyelitis, parasitic/insect infestations, post-birth warning signs, postcardiac arrest care, rhabdomyolysis, status asthmaticus, and triage legal issues - Updates on key emergencies such as infectious diseases, disaster response, environmental challenges, and OB/GYN emergencies - New information on fluid and electrolyte imbalance - Shock and traumatic emergencies divided into two expanded chapters - Updated with useful tricks of the trade and "survival tips" - New knowledge on street drugs, vaping, concentrated marijuana, and the opioid crisis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780826152169
ISBN-10: 0826152163
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 12th, 2021
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Fast Facts