A compact powerhouse of clinical information, "Portable RN, Third Edition" is an all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, ECG and lab test interpretation, preoperative and postoperative care, nursing procedures, contagious disease precautions, drug administration, alternative and complementary therapies, managing complications, documenting care, and more. Separate chapters cover pain management, end-of-life care, and wound care. This updated edition reflects current INS and American Red Cross guidelines and current JCAHO requirements. The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. SI units for laboratory tests are included.
Table of Contents
Assessment Assessment Findings ECGs Common Laboratory Tests Common Disorders Common Procedures Surgical Patient Care Pain Management Pressure Ulcers and Traumatic Wound Care Precautions Troubleshooting Drug Administration Dosage Calculation Drug Hazards Complications Alternative and Complementary Therapies End-of-Life Care Documentation Systems Appendices Cultural Considerations in Patient Care Potential Agents of Bioterrorism Web Sites of Selected Organizations Dangerous Abbreviations Outcomes and Interventions for Common Nursing Diagnoses