By Patricia A. Potter RN MSN PhD FAAN, Anne Griffin Perry RN EdD FAAN, Patricia Stockert RN BSN MS PhD, Amy Hall RN BSN MS PhD CNE, Veronica Peterson BA RN BSN MS
A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical better half for basics of Nursing: simply the evidence, eighth Edition presents easy accessibility to the entire details you will want to understand on your clinicals. A streamlined structure organizes content material via physique process, utilizing tables, packing containers and bulleted lists to simplify look up. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket consultant provides the main up to date directions and medical info in a favored, quick-reference format!
- The concise, pocket-sized format guarantees portability to be used within the medical setting.
- Content is gifted in tabular, checklist, and description format for speedy and simple retrieval.
- A body-systems organization makes it effortless to find particular info, together with simple review and an infection keep an eye on directions, diagnostic exams, simple emergency care systems, and extra.
- Chapter outlines with corresponding web page numbers offer fast, easy accessibility to info.
- Basic proof and figures give you the helpful historical past usually wanted in early scientific studies.
- Abbreviation guidelines are included.
- An English-to-Spanish Translation Guide is helping you converse with Spanish-speaking patients.
- Thoroughly up-to-date information displays present nursing perform.
- New 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines are included.
- The most up-to-date info on an infection control is included.
- Updates contain the most recent info on strain ulcers.
- Includes the latest NANDA diagnoses.
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Figure 2-4 Deltoid injections. (From Potter PA, Perry AG, Stockert PA, Hall A: Fundamentals of nursing, ed 8, St. ) Figure 2-5 Vastus lateralis injections. (From Potter PA, Perry AG, Stockert PA, Hall A: Fundamentals of nursing, ed 8, St. ) Figure 2-6 Ventrogluteal injections. (From Potter PA, Perry AG, Stockert PA, Hall A: Fundamentals of nursing, ed 8, St. ) *Specific therapeutic blood levels may vary per facility. †Other drugs may be included depending on the facility. Chapter 3 Infection Control Basic Terminology Stages of Infection The Inflammatory Process Summary of Isolation Precautions Types of Isolation Precautions CDC Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings (2002) Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens Prevention of Resistant Pathogens MRSA and VRE Common Bacteria Tuberculosis Overview of Common Infectious Diseases Facts About Influenza Types of Immunity Antibody Functions For an in-depth study of infection control, consult the following publications: Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidelines for isolation precautions in hospitals, Washington, DC, 1996, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Following is the equation that can be used to calculate IV drip rates: Microdrops: A Simple Calculation Common Drug Terminology General Absorption The passage of drug molecules into the blood Abuse A maladaptive pattern of drug usage Allergic reaction An unpredictable response to a drug Biotransformation Drug metabolism from an active to an inactive state Classification Indicates the effect on a body system Distribution How a drug is absorbed into the body tissues Duration Length of time in the body Excretion The exit of the drug from the body Form Determines the routes of administration Genetic difference The makeup by which a person’s genetic background may affect a drug’s actions in the body Half-life Time of elimination from body Idiosyncratic Drugs that are overactive or underactive Interactions When one drug modifies the actions of another Medication A substance used in the treatment, cure, relief, or prevention of disease Onset First response of drug in the body Peak Highest level of drug in the body Pharmacokinetics The study of how drugs enter the body, reach their site of action, are metabolized, and exit the body Physiologic variables The normal difference between men and women and differences in weight may affect the metabolism of a drug Plateau Concentration of scheduled doses Side effects Unintended secondary effects Standards Guidelines for purity and quality of a drug Therapeutic Beneficial level of drug Tolerance Low response to a drug Toxic Not beneficial or lethal level of drug Trough Lowest level of drug in the body Drug Dependence A person may be considered dependent on a drug if he or she possesses at least three of the following qualities over a 12-month period: • Consumes larger doses than intended • Consumes drug for a longer time period than intended • Frequent intoxication • Withdrawal symptoms when away from substance • Work or social activities are given up to consume more substance • Continues to use substance despite information or warnings of harm • Increased time is spent acquiring substances • Marked tolerance for substance Modified from American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-IV), rev ed 4, Washington, DC, 2004.
Flushing policies may vary per facility and may require a physician order Figure 2-1 Comparison of the angles of insertion of intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections. (From Potter PA, Perry AG, Stockert PA, Hall A: Fundamentals of nursing, ed 8, St. ) Figure 2-2 A, Pull on overlying skin during intramuscular injection moves tissues to prevent later tracking. B, Z track left after injection prevents deposit of medication through sensitive tissue. (From Potter PA, Perry AG: Fundamentals of nursing, ed 7, St.