Filled with checklists, illustrations, diagrams, flowcharts, and tables, this handy pocket reference gives nurses instant access to essential clinical facts in medical-surgical nursing. Contents are organized into tabbed sections: Assessment, Disorders, Diagnostic tests, Skills, Medications and I.V.'s, and Patient Teaching. Coverage includes laboratory values, troubleshooting equipment, drug dosages, ventilator weaning parameters, equivalent measures, controlled drug schedules, infection control precautions, emergency cardiac drug administration, conversion formulas, I.V. flow rates, estimating burn surface area, respiratory patterns, evaluating level of consciousness, ECG rhythm interpretation, and much more. Graphic icons: Alert (clinical cautions, warnings, and important facts) and Snapshot (explanations of pathophysiology).
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