Fast facts for the ER nurse : emergency room orientation in by Jennifer Buettner RN CEN

By Jennifer Buettner RN CEN

Because ER nurses have to imagine quickly and act speedy . . .

Fast evidence for the ER Nurse is the single orientation advisor and reference designed particularly for brand spanking new ER nurses and the preceptors liable for their orientation. The chapters offer a short assessment of kit, remedies, and medication used to regulate universal problems and prerequisites usually obvious within the ER. The publication comprises sickness definitions, signs, interventions, medicines, and demanding pondering questions.

Using a bullet-point structure, each one bankruptcy is comfortably prepared alphabetically via ailment and disease inside each one physique method for fast entry. The publication serves as an geared up, trustworthy, and thorough ER consultant, making sure a dependent method of orientation.

The book's "Fast proof in a Nutshell" characteristic presents fast summaries of significant issues, questions, and solutions at ordinary periods all through. different beneficial positive factors comprise a abilities record, assurance of universal lab values and medicines, and EKG rhythms.

Key themes Include:

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Disaster reaction Emergencies
  • Infectious affliction Emergencies
  • Mental overall healthiness Emergencies
  • Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
  • Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies

New to this Edition:

  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Rapid series Intubation
  • Triage
  • Acute Stroke administration directions
  • Sexual Assault-Intimate accomplice Abuse

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2. Signs and symptoms: Within 4 weeks, the patient experiences fever; flu-like symptoms; sweating; headache; weakness; hepatitis; joint pain; arthritis; osteomyelitis; and endocarditis. 3. Interventions: use standard precautions; anticipate orders to: obtain blood cultures and give antibiotics (doxycycline, rifampin). Notes:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Cyanide Cyanide is a colorless chemical gas or crystal with a bitter almond odor.

Interventions: maintain standard precautions, anticipate order to: give antibiotics (doxycycline, ciprofloxacin). Notes:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Radiation Radiation is a natural or manufactured form of energy that can be dangerous at high levels of exposure. 1. Causes: High-level exposures from sources such as a terrorist attack or nuclear power plant accident. 2. Signs and symptoms: burns; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; weakness; bleeding; confusion; sepsis; or symptom free.

B. Left-sided: crackles; shortness of breath; pulmonary edema (rales); tachypnea; distended jugular veins; and ventricular gallop. 3. , furosemide, morphine, and nitroglycerin) CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES 19 • Provide Foley catheter, bedside commode, or bedpan for frequent urination after furosemide. Fast facts in a nutshell Question: Which patient position is best to hear S3 (ventricular gallop), S4 (atrial gallop)? Answer: Left Lateral Notes:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Acute Myocardial Infarction Acute myocardial infarction is the result of a clogged coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle.

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