Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner Second Edition

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner  Second Edition Author Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826130426
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 202
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What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and don’ts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.



Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner Author Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10 0826105920
Release 2010-02-17
Pages 220
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This book is a Fast Facts for students considering the NP track, NP students, and new NPs - a quick all-in-one read that features what you "really need to know"about NP education and practice. It incorporates humor and real-life examples, useful tips, comparative salary tables, and other ready to access resources, such as professional organizations, networks, associations, and websites. Included is discussion on the history of the nurse practitioner (NP) role and the coming practice degree, the DNP. It contains insight coming directly from experts in the field. Key Features The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs Explores reasons to become a nurse practitioner Clarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and more Offers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practice Discuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providers Outlines legal/malpractice issues Explores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practice Features personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder style Includes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements



Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 9780826134257
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 672
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Also Available As: The FNP Certification Review App! Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed FNP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique question dissection techniques, targeted key content review, 600 in-depth practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes new chapters on pediatrics and adolescence and an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and including pregnancy, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics Contains expanded coverage of pediatrics and adolescence Offers expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a title of 600 high-yield questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic question dissection techniques for study success developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 in-depth practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize test content. It is the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice Outlines normal findings and benign variants in physical assessment of each body system Includes succinct review of diseases commonly seen in primary care It's a great companion to the forthcoming FNP Certification Review app!



Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 9780826134271
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 696
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"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!



Fast Facts about the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners

Fast Facts about the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners Author Mimi Clarke Secor
ISBN-10 9780826107800
Release 2012-06-27
Pages 172
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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Author JoAnn Zerwekh
ISBN-10 9780323428132
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 368
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Ensure that you’re thoroughly prepared for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam with more than 1,500 questions! Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review, 3rd Edition reflects the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols. This comprehensive resource features more than 1,500 high-quality multiple-choice questions with detailed rationales for correct answers. Questions related to patient safety are highlighted with a QSEN safety icon to highlight the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative. It also includes a companion Evolve website with virtually unlimited, randomly generated practice exams that match the length and question distribution of the actual AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams. More than 1,500 multiple-choice questions with by detailed rationales help students understand the reasoning behind each answer. Division of clinical chapters into Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tests, Disorders, and Pharmacology makes it easy for students to locate specific information within each system. Chapters on Research and Theory and Professional Issues provide information on professional competencies important to the FNP role. Multiple-choice questions that mirror FNP certification exam formats give you realistic exam practice. NEW! Updated questions throughout review the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols to prepare students for the AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams and clinical practice. NEW! Questions emphasizing patient safety are highlighted to reinforce the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative.



Fast Facts for Dementia Care

Fast Facts for Dementia Care Author Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
ISBN-10 9780826120373
Release 2012-05-17
Pages 232
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This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes



Fast Facts for the L D Nurse

Fast Facts for the L   D Nurse Author Cassie Giles Groll, DNP, RN, CNM
ISBN-10 9780826109972
Release 2012-07-20
Pages 152
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Nurses who are new to the labor and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labor and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common practices in the L&D unit and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. This well-formatted reference covers the more commonly occurring L&D situations, terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete obstetric knowledge base. A wealth of clearly rendered illustrations are included to aid learning. The book also provides space for nurses to enter personal notes and protocol observed in their particular hospital. Key Features: Provides an easy-access reference to everyday labor and birth management practices Includes common obstetrical abbreviations, terminology, equipment needed, labs, and algorithms Highlights potential complications in red to indicate emergent topic Integrates multiple illustrations to enhance learning Answers basic questions so new nurses can pursue higher-level learning



Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse

Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse Author Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC
ISBN-10 9780826131997
Release 2017-01-28
Pages 208
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An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty and, as the U.S. population continues to age, the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress. Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the United States. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Key Features Organized within the context of the scope and standards of practice of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Addresses key points about issues unique to hospice nursing and highlights evidence-based interventions Addresses important Medicare regulations and reimbursement Offers numerous clinical resources to assist with hospice nursing practice Serves as a concise study resource for hospice nursing certification



ACUTE CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING

ACUTE   CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER  CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING Author Suzanne Burns
ISBN-10 9780071849531
Release 2015-11-22
Pages 381
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The ultimate, case-based guide for learning and teaching the art of diagnostic reasoning for acute and critical care nurse practitioners Written by experienced nurse practitioners working in acute and critical care settings,and endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner:Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning presents a wide range of acute and critical care patient cases focusing on diagnosis and management. This authoritative book is designed to help nurse practitioners and students learn how to proceed from a broad differential diagnosis to a specific management plan through expert analysis of patient data. While reconstructing the course of real-life clinical cases, the authors “think out loud” and reveal how they identify pertinent positives and significant negatives to support or refute items on their differential diagnoses list, and further incorporate laboratory and diagnostic testing results to establish a medical diagnosis. Each case includes a description of the management for the identified diagnosis. INCLUDES: · 71 cases based on real-life clinical scenarios · Analysis questions and case discussions to enable learners to actively participate ininductive and deductive reasoning · Cases that can be used to support course work, certification review, and job training The first of its kind, Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning is an essential learning and teaching resource for students, clinicians, and clinical faculty to master the art of diagnostic reasoning.



Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide

Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide Author Attorney Boulder Colorado Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD
ISBN-10 9781284042283
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 520
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Now in its Fifth Edition, Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide continues to provide a solid foundation for students and practicing nurses to build confident and effective practices. A must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP), it defines what an NP is and does while explaining the legal scope with specific state and federal regulations. Completely updated and revised with essential state-by-state appendices, Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition offers expert insights on prescribing, hospital privileges, negligence and malpractice, risk management, health policy, ethics, and measuring NP performance."



Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Author Beth Richardson
ISBN-10 0323029779
Release 2006
Pages 530
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This portable quick reference book is filled with valuable assessment and management information for both pediatric and family nurse practitioners. Information is presented in a clear, concise outline format beginning with growth and development and moving on to key issues such as nutrition, immunizations, and anticipatory guidance. Coverage also includes common childhood conditions affecting each body system. The smaller size and spiral binding make this resource extremely portable and user-friendly. ICD-9 codes are highlighted in boxes throughout, with separate boxes to distinguish codes used for general diagnosis and symptoms, differential diagnoses, and complications. A color insert, featuring 32 full-color photos, highlights dermatologic conditions. Disease coverage includes etiology, occurrence, clinical manifestations, physical findings, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, complications, and education of each condition. Includes a chapter on mental health disorders Appendices provide quick access to key information related to medication, immunizations, growth, and more.



The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician Author Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
ISBN-10 9780826138583
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 891
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Focusing on the interdisciplinary team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly utilized in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists. The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference. Key Features: Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making



NP Notes

NP Notes Author Ruth McCaffrey
ISBN-10 9780803624818
Release 2009-12-03
Pages 256
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Must-have information! With an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders, the information you need every day.



Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing

Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing Author Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
ISBN-10 9780826110541
Release 2013-03-27
Pages 254
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This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness. There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions ñ particularly patient education -- as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include wellness, nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility. At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences. Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP) fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives. This book: Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotion Clearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patients Provides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellness Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situations Provides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topics Discusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness



Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing

Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing Author Zelia A. Kifer, RN, BSN, CWS
ISBN-10 9780826107763
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 304
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"This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when [a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with [the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies



Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse Author Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR
ISBN-10 9780826123695
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 224
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"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine "This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval." óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR. Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process. Key Features: Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentation Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information