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Physician assistants have speedy access to essential facts in important medical specialty areas. Provides tips for assessing patients from different cultural backgrounds, pediatric and geriatric alerts, patient counseling, and when it's imperative to consult with a colleague or refer to another practitioner. Contents include assessment findings, ECGs, laboratory tests, common X-rays, dermatologic disorders, disease management, emergency care, primary care procedures, infection control, drug hazards, financial and legal issues, health promotion, normal and crisis laboratory test values, selected references, and an index.
This uniquely convenient reference offers important focus on motor dysfunction, hundreds of illustrations and easy-scan charts, patient-teaching points, and expert advice for unusual clinical situations, and women's health. Contents include general assessment, signs and symptoms, outcome measurement, diagnostic tests, rhythm strip interpretation, common disorders, traumatic injury, cardiac rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, gait problems, wheelchair selection, common procedures, wound care, medications, a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act, English-Spanish words and phrases, selected references, and an index. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
In this new spin-off of the Incredibly Easy series, Nurse Joy and her friends enroll readers in a workout program that's designed to build mental muscle. Featuring more than 250 enjoyable practice exercises, ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Workout helps readers master ECG interpretation with ease. This unique workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more enjoyable. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential ECG topics, including ECG fundamentals, arrhythmia interpretation, arrhythmia treatment, and 12-lead ECGs. In each chapter, readers maneuver through an obstacle course of practice exercises that assess learning while encouraging comprehension and retention of information--as well as a little laughter. The various question formats make the book a perfect study aid for all learning styles. But don't sweat it Because it's Incredibly Easy , learning will be incredibly fun, too, and Nurse Joy and her friends will be there to coach readers to success. This light-hearted, easy-to-use workbook is ideal for nursing students, practicing nurses, and other allied health professionals and is the perfect companion to ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy or excellent as a standalone practice/review book
In spite of years of clinical research and trials of a variety of new and promising therapies, cancer remains as a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Use of ionizing radiation in treatment of cancer quickly followed the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity at the dawn of the last century. The limited success of radiotherapy has been attributed to several factors if which the intrinsic radioresistance of tumor cells, their fast reproduction, and tumor hypoxia are the major causes.
This ECG workbook gives nurses and nursing students the opportunity to practice and perfect their rhythm interpretation skills on more than 600 realistic ECG strips. Introductory text offers a refresher on cardiac anatomy and physiology and ECG basics--electrophysiology, waveforms, lead placement, and steps in interpretation. Subsequent chapters provide in-depth coverage of each type of arrhythmia, pacemakers, and 12-lead ECGs, with scores of practice strips in each chapter. A comprehensive posttest gauges the ability to interpret ECGs and distinguish among arrhythmia types. The book comes with a laminated ruler and rate calculator that doubles as a bookmark.
Designed for quick, easy point-of-care reference, this spiralbound pocket guide covers every aspect of pediatric nursing in a concise format that is packed with bulleted facts, tables, and illustrations. Five tabbed, distinctively colored sections cover "Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Treatments, Procedures, " and "Clinical Tools" such as growth and development assessment parameters, developmental milestones, drug calculations, infusion therapy guidelines, immunization schedules, and weight and temperature conversions. Topics in each section are arranged alphabetically and follow a consistent format. Recurring icons highlight key points such as life-threatening disorders, interdisciplinary care, patient teaching topics, and color illustrations of pathophysiology.
"Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!" presents essential nursing fundamentals in the easy-to-read, fun-to-learn format that's popular with nurses and nursing students everywhere. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiologic patient care (oxygenation, self-care and hygiene, mobility and exercise, comfort from pain, rest and sleep, skin integrity, nutrition, and urinary and bowel elimination), and the latest nursing concepts, including evidence-based practice and critical thinking. The book includes abundant illustrations, cartoons, memory joggers, and end-of-chapter quizzes. Logos highlight age-related considerations, risks and complications, documentation tips, and patient-teaching hints.
Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this comprehensive reference provides clear, practical guidelines on documenting patient care in all nursing practice settings, the leading clinical specialties, and current documentation systems. This edition features greatly expanded coverage of computerized charting and electronic medical records (EMRs), complete guidelines for documenting JCAHO safety goals, and new information on charting pain management.
Hundreds of filled-in sample forms show specific content and wording. Icons highlight tips and timesavers, critical case law and legal safeguards, and advice for special situations. Appendices include NANDA taxonomy, JCAHO documentation standards, and documenting outcomes and interventions for key nursing diagnoses.
Lippincott's Visual Encyclopedia of Clinical Skills is an innovative book that improves nursing skills through the use of close-up pictures. More than 700 detailed, full-color photographs, diagrams, step-by-step illustrations, and other graphics help nurses better understand the correct way to perform everyday clinical skills and procedures. More than 220 current nursing procedures are made instantly understandable through an innovative visual approach.
The clear, succinct text for each skill includes step-by-step instructions and rationales for critical steps, explaining why that step is important. Recurring icons alert nurses to vital safety information and instances where the patient's age requires procedure modifications.
Part of an exciting new "Incredibly Visual!" extension of the award-winning "Incredibly Easy! Series[registered], this one-of-a-kind book offers an innovative visual approach to mastering the principles and practice of cardiovascular care. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids clarify essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and guide nurses through all current physical assessment techniques, diagnostic tests, treatments, emergency procedures, cardiac monitoring methods, and more. Lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Come Equipped lists the equipment required for procedures; Photo Op presents photographs of procedures detailed in the text; and Memory Board features visual mnemonics. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
Nurse's Quick Check: Diseases, Second Edition presents vital information on over 450 diseases in an easy-to-scan format using bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. Each disease is covered on a two-page spread that includes pathophysiology, causes, risk factors, complications, assessment, treatment, nursing interventions, outcomes, and patient education. Life-Threatening Disorder banners indicate the most serious diseases. Alert icons highlight crucial patient safety information. This edition covers fifteen new diseases, includes a newly updated rare disease appendix, has more illustrations, includes prevention guidelines sidebars, and has Special Populations icons indicating clinical tips for pediatric, geriatric, and other patients. Enhanced treatment sections in each entry include names of individual medications.
Thoroughly updated with the latest tests and clinical information, this Second Edition has everything nurses need to know to provide high-quality patient care before, during, and after a diagnostic test. The book includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, how to perform or assist with the test, and how to monitor a patient after the test. Eye-catching logos, illustrations, charts, memory joggers, and quick quizzes reinforce learning.
Charting: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with essential documentation guidelines in a streamlined, bulleted format, with illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features. The book is conveniently pocket sized for quick reference anytime and anywhere.
The first section reviews the basics of charting, including types of records, dos and dont's, and current HIPAA and JCAHO regulations. The second section, alphabetically organized, presents hundreds of examples and guidelines for accurately charting everyday occurrences. Logos include "Help Desk" best practices tips; "Form Fitting" completed forms that exemplify top-notch documentation; "Making a Case" documentation-related court cases; and "Memory Jogger" mnemonics.
Diagnostic Test Facts Made Incredibly Quick! provides instant access to essential information on more than 400 diagnostic tests. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily.
Distinctively colored tabs identify the major sections: Basics, Blood, Urine, Cultures, Imaging, and Other including ECG and EEG. Tests are listed alphabetically within each section. Each listing includes the purpose of the test; normal reference values for men, women, and children, including SI values; critical values; and nursing considerations. Scores of quick-reference charts and illustrations are included.
ECG Facts Made Incredibly Quick! provides instant access to information that every nurse needs for safe patient care. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily.
Coverage includes basic electrocardiography including cardiac conduction, lead placement, and heart rate calculation; rhythm strip interpretation; causes, signs and symptoms, interventions, and treatment for arrhythmias; 12-lead and 15-lead ECG interpretation; ECG changes with angina, MI, pericarditis, and bundle branch block; and antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, and ICDs. Scores of ECG waveforms, treatment algorithms, and charts are included. Distinctive-colored tabs identify each section.
Nursing Know-How: Charting Patient Care offers how-to guidance on the latest techniques and trends in documentation, equipping nurses with the "know-how" to efficiently and accurately document patient care admission to discharge. The book is written in paragrapgh and bulleted format, with hundreds of sample filled-in forms and narrative notes that demonstrate the best and safest charting techniques. Know-How icons offer expert advice on how to document. Case Clip icons present clinical scenarios involving specific situations, and identify the role that a rapid response team plays in responding to the situation. Legal Lookout icons present legal advice about documentation and real-world court cases where careful nursing documentation was particularly vital.
Medical Spanish Made Incredibly Easy 3e provides conversational health-care-related Spanish words and phrases to help health care professionals communicate easily with Spanish-speaking patients, one of the fastest-growing patient populations. This guide features questions and instructions that cover health problems, history, and lifestyle for all body systems, plus medications, procedures, and nutrition. The book also includes a dictionary of key terms, a picture dictionary of common objects, basic rules of Spanish pronunciation and grammar, clear body-system illustrations with callouts in both languages, indexes in English and Spanish, and hundreds of accompanying audio files with correct pronunciations of medical terms in both English and Spanish. Useful in any clinical setting (including MD and NP offices; subacute, acute, and long-term-care facilities; school and community clinics; and the workplace), the book includes everything clinicians need to put Spanish-speaking patients at ease, aid diagnosis and treatment, and improve compliance.
"NCLEX-RN Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy!, Fourth Edition" is an NCLEX review book that provides more than 3,500 questions and answers with rationales. The content is divided into six parts that cover all the major areas included on the NCLEX-RN examination. Part 1 explains the NCLEX examination itself. It offers studying and test-taking strategies and describes the test format in detail, including alternate-format questions. Parts 2 through 6 cover each of the five major areas in nursing practice: adult care, psychiatric care, maternal-neonatal care, care of the child, and professional issues. The book also includes six comprehensive examinations (75 questions each, for a total of 450 questions) with answers, rationales, and client-needs category information at the end of each test.
Professional Guide to Diseases, Ninth Edition, contains full clinical coverage of more than 600 disorders. This complete, yet concise reference presents comprehensive disease information ranging from causes, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis through treatment and special considerations. Helpful tips and charts, anatomic drawings, and other illustrations supplement the text. New sections on complications and prevention have been added to diseases entries where appropriate.
Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with critical information on calculating dosages accurately, in a streamlined, bulleted, quick-reference format. The book is pocket-sized for easy reference anytime, anywhere, and uses illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses grasp key points quickly.
Chapters cover math basics; measurement systems; drug administration; oral, topical, and rectal drugs; parenteral drugs; I.V. infusions; and calculations for pediatric, obstetric, and critical care patients. Logos include "Dodging Drug Dangers"--advice on avoiding drug errors; "Help Desk"--best practices tips; "Calculation Clues"--aids for overcoming math phobias; and "Memory Jogger"--helpful mnemonics.
Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! offers essential information on emergency, trauma, and critical care in the popular, easy-to-learn, and enjoyable Incredibly Easy! format. It covers emergency care basics including patient assessment and triage, trauma, disease crises, and patient and family communication, as well as legal issues such as handling evidence and documentation and holistic issues such as pain and end-of-life care. Chapters detail emergency nursing by body system and cover shock, multi-system traumas, environmental emergencies, disaster preparedness, communicable diseases, and obstetric and pediatric emergencies. The presentation features light-hearted cartoons and humor, "Memory Joggers" and other icons, and end-of-chapter review questions.
Straight A's in Anatomy and Physiology is an excellent review for the NCLEX(R) and for fundamentals and health assessment courses from the LPN through the BSN level. It follows the unique, highly visual two-column Straight A's format--an in-depth outline review in the inner column and a quick-scan key points refresher in the outer column. Other study aids include ""Top 10" Lists" that save students time before exams, "Time-Out for Teaching" tips on patient teaching, "Go with the Flow" algorithms, and dozens of illustrations. The book and bound-in CD-ROM contain hundreds of NCLEX(R)-style questions--including alternate-format questions--with answers and rationales.
Now in its fourth edition and better than ever, ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy makes learning to read and interpret rhythm strips easy and fun. This practical reference uses a unique, light-hearted writing style that makes learning this complex information non-threatening and highly enjoyable. This entertaining reference reviews fundamental cardiac anatomy and physiology, explains how to obtain and interpret a rhythm strip, and teaches the reader how to recognize and treat sinus, atrial, and ventricular arrhythmias as well as heart blocks.In addition, ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy , Fourth Edition explains how to obtain and interpret 12-lead ECGs. Special elements found throughout the reference make it easy to remember key points. Each chapter features: a summary of key points; clear, simple explanations of problems; definitions of key terms; illustrations that clearly explain key concepts; bulleted lists and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance; marginalia that highlight key facts about ECG interpretation; and quick quizzes to test knowledge.
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