Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 7, 2008 - Medical - 400 pages
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Portable and concise, the Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing, 7th Edition provides quick, convenient access to all of the information you’ll need to know in your clinicals. From definitions to abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date clinical information in a popular quick-reference format!
  • Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval.
  • A body-systems organization helps you easily locate specific information, including basic assessment and infection control guidelines, diagnostic tests, basic emergency care procedures, and more.
  • The concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting.
  • Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers make it easy to find information.
  • An English-to-Spanish Translation Guide helps you improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • Thoroughly updated content reflects current nursing practice.
 

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Contents

Patricia C Buchsel RN MSN FAAN
Ronnie Peterson
ABBREVIATIONS
UNACCEPTABLE ABBREVIATIONS
PREFIXES
SUFFIXES
SYMBOLS
MEDICAL SPECIALISTS
Eyeglasses
SIGN LANGUAGE ALPHABET
PRINCIPAL ARTERIES OF THE BODY
PRINCIPAL VEINS OF THE BODY
CIRCULATION OF BLOOD THROUGH THE HEART
BASIC CARDIAC ASSESSMENTS
CARDIAC HISTORY
ABNORMAL HEART SOUNDS

MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS
NURSING SPECIALTIES
NURSING ORGANIZATIONS
BODY REGIONS
EQUIVALENT MEASURES
PEDIATRIC BODY SURFACE AREA
COMMON DRUG TERMINOLOGY
THERAPEUTIC DRUGS THAT REQUIRE SERUM DRUG LEVELS
ADMINISTRATION TECHNIQUES
INJECTION SITES
BASIC TERMS
STAGES OF INFECTION
THE INFLAMMATORY PROCESS
SUMMARY OF ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS
TYPES OF ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS
2002 CDC GUIDELINES FOR HAND HYGIENE IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
MRSA AND VRE
COMMON BACTERIA
TUBERCULOSIS
OVERVIEW OF COMMON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
FACTS ABOUT INFLUENZA
FACTS ABOUT PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE FOR ADULTS
TYPES OF IMMUNITY
THE CLIENT INTERVIEW
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT
CULTURAL ASSESSMENT
SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT METHODS
THERMAL DISORDERS
PULSE
PULSE POINTS
BLOOD PRESSURE
THE NURSING PROCESS
EFFECTIVE DOCUMENTATION
NANDA NURSING DIAGNOSES TAXONOMY II
DEVELOPING A CLIENTS PLAN OF CARE
CRITICAL PATHWAYS
CHARTING
CHANGEOFSHIFT REPORT
COMMON INTEGUMENTARY ABNORMALITIES
COMMON SKIN COLOR ABNORMALITIES
SECONDARY SKIN LESIONS
PRESSURE ULCER STAGES
SKELETONANTERIOR VIEW
SKELETONPOSTERIOR VIEW
TYPES OF FRACTURES
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM FRACTURES
TYPES OF SYNOVIAL JOINTS
ANTERIOR SUPERFICIAL MUSCLES
LATERAL FACIAL MUSCLES
EFFECTS OF IMMOBILITY
USE OF HEAT
USE OF COLD
GIVING A MASSAGE
STRUCTURES OF THE BRAIN
NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION
WARNING SIGNS OF IMPENDING STROKE
SEIZURE TERMINOLOGY
CARE OF THE CLIENT WITH SEIZURES
Hypnotics
Caffeine
Do
Do Not
ASSESSMENT OF PULSE SITES
EDEMA GRADING SCALE
LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT
UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT
NORMAL BREATH SOUNDS
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HYPOXIA
COMMON LUNG DISORDERS
OXYGEN THERAPY
ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES
DIABETES
TREATMENT FOR BLOOD GLUCOSE REACTIONS
REACTION PREVENTION TIPS
ADRENAL GLANDS
PITUITARY GLAND
THYROID GLAND
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES
CALORIC INCREASE NEEDED FOR SELECT INJURY FACTORS
COMPARING PEPTIC ULCERS
ALTERED BOWEL ELIMINATION PATTERNS
FOODS AND THEIR EFFECT ON FECAL OUTPUT
TYPES OF CATHARTICS
ANTIDIARRHEAL MEDICATIONS
COMMON TYPES OF OSTOMIES
ORGANS OF THE URINARY SYSTEM
MEDICATIONS THAT MAY DISCOLOR URINE
REASONS FOR URINARY CATHETERS
PREVENTING URINARY CATHETER INFECTIONS
MALE STRUCTURES
FEMALE STRUCTURES
MEDICATIONS THAT AFFECT SEXUAL PERFORMANCE
LABORATORY VALUES
ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES
FLUID VOLUME IMBALANCES
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
NURSING CARE BEFORE SURGERY
NURSING CARE AFTER SURGERY
CARE OF BODY SYSTEMS AFTER SURGERY
TYPES OF DRESSINGS
RED BLOOD CELL TRANSFUSIONS
BLOOD TRANSFUSION ALTERNATIVES
ADMISSION SAFETY
SPECIAL CLIENT SITUATIONS
THE CONFUSED CLIENT
COMMON PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
COMMON PSYCHIATRIC TESTS
TREATMENT METHODS
EMERGENCIES
STAGES OF DYING AND GRIEF
INTERACTING WITH THE DYING CLIENT AND THE FAMILY
NURSING INTERVENTIONS WITH IMPENDING DEATH
RELIGIOUS DEATH RITUALS
RELIGIOUS PRAYERS
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
CARE OF THE BODY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DEATH
MULTIORGAN PROCUREMENT
Hints for Pronunciation of Spanish Words
Pain
History
EarsNoseThroat
Respiratory
Gastrointestinal
Musculoskeletal
Neurologic
EndocrineReproductive
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