LippincottRead MoreUpdated with new treatments and algorithms, ECG Facts Made Incredibly Quick! Second Edition provides instant access to information that every nurse needs for safe patient care. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily. Coverage includes basic electrocardiography including cardiac conduction, lead placement, and heart rate calculation; rhythm strip interpretation; causes, signs and symptoms, interventions, and treatment for arrhythmias; 12-lead and 15-lead ECG interpretation; ECG changes with angina, MI, pericarditis, and bundle branch block; and antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, and ICDs. Scores of ECG waveforms, treatment algorithms, and charts are included. Distinctive-colored tabs identify each section.
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Assessment Made Incredibly Easy, 5e presents nursing assessment skills in the reader-friendly Incredibly Easy! format that makes learning fun. With an appealing 4-color interior and light-hearted humor throughout, the text provides the know-how nurses need to obtain pertinent health histories, perform physical examinations, and recognize normal and abnormal findings. Abundant full-color illustrations, charts, memory joggers, and other special features help nurses master assessment techniques and remember key information. The Practice Makes Perfect self-test includes updated NCLEX®-style questions with rationales for correct and incorrect answers. A companion Website offers ancillary materials, including an image bank, printable study cards, and numerous games newly added for this 5th edition.
Breath & Heart SoundsJessica Shank CovielloRead MorePractitioners and students: see and hear breath and heart sounds with remarkable clarity while perfecting your auscultation technique.
Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition, pinpoints exactly how, where, and why breath and heart sounds occur and helps you to differentiate normal from abnormal sounds quickly and accurately. Loaded with clear explanations, colorful illustrations, and linked to online audio cues, this sensational reference spans the simple to the complex and serves as an excellent tool for beginning practitioners and seasoned clinicians who are looking to hone their diagnostic skills and improve their auscultation technique.
This compact, practical book will improve your ability to auscultate for heart and breath sounds, and enhance your understanding of their physiology. Throughout, the book references corresponding tracks on the accompanying website, enabling users to listen to the sounds immediately after reading about the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the sounds.
Fiona R. Prabhu, Lynn S. BickleyRead More
Using actual case vignettes, this resource will help students apply their skills in history taking and physical examination and test their knowledge by answering case-based questions. This edition includes additional cases on the older adult and other new topics covered in the Ninth Edition of Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.
Diagnostic Test Facts Made Incredibly Quick! provides instant access to essential information on more than 400 diagnostic tests. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily.
Distinctively colored tabs identify the major sections: Basics, Blood, Urine, Cultures, Imaging, and Other including ECG and EEG. Tests are listed alphabetically within each section. Each listing includes the purpose of the test; normal reference values for men, women, and children, including SI values; critical values; and nursing considerations. Scores of quick-reference charts and illustrations are included.
ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features scores of lifelike ECG strips and over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master ECG interpretation. A perfect companion to ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun.
Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential ECG topics, including ECG fundamentals, arrhythmia interpretation, arrhythmia treatment, and 12-lead ECGs. Readers maneuver through a variety of practice exercises that will suit different learning styles, including labeling, placing graphic procedure steps in sequence, crossword puzzles, and matching games. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.
The latest spinoff of the Incredibly Easy! Series®, the Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guides are compact, carry-anywhere references that use stunning full-color photos and illustrations and brief, easy-to-read text to present must-know clinical concepts. Ideally suited for visual learners, the information is easy to learn and recall because the visual images leave a lasting impression, and most topics are covered on a two-page spread.
ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guide presents the basics of interpreting various rhythm types such as sinus, atrial, junctional, ventricular, and AV blocks. Coverage includes must-know information on ECG changes in specific cardiac disorders such as myocardial infarction, in electrolyte imbalances, and with a pacemaker. Interpretation tips and life-threatening arrhythmias are highlighted throughout.
Lippincott Williams & WilkinsRead MoreThoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, this convenient, portable handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 530 signs and symptoms. It has all the assessment information busy clinicians need in a single source. Each entry describes the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical examination, medical and other causes with their associated signs and symptoms, and special considerations such as tests, monitoring, treatment, and gender and cultural issues. This edition identifies specific signs and symptoms caused by emerging diseases such as avian flu, monkeypox, respiratory syncytial virus, norovirus, metabolic syndrome, blast lung injury, Kawasaki disease, and popcorn lung disease.
Lippincott Williams & WilkinsRead More*Manual de bolsillo de signos y síntomas. Incluye la descripción de más de 500 signos y síntomas organizados de forma alfabética y por aparatos y sistemas.
Además de la teoría básica, el ejemplar incluye apéndices sobre: signos y síntomas poco frecuentes y tablas sobre: agentes de bioterrorismo y obtención de historia clínica.
Cada apartado incluye:
- Anamnesis y exploración física
- Causas médicas y de otro tipo
- Aproximación diagnóstica
- Intervenciones de urgencia
- Consejos de exploración
- Consejos para el paciente
A Best Practice ApproachSharon JensenRead MoreThis updated Second Edition of Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach emphasizes health promotion, risk factor reduction, evidence-based thinking, and diagnostic reasoning. The author presents strategies for adapting questions and techniques when communication is challenging, the patient's responses are unexpected, or the patient's condition changes over time. Unique features assist with application, analysis, and critical thinking skill development to better preparing students for practice.
Starting with Unit 2, all chapters follow a consistent organization to facilitate understanding: Threaded Case Study, Structure and Function Overview, Acute Assessment, Subjective Data Collection, Objective Data Collection, Evidence-based Critical Thinking, and Tables of Abnormal Findings. Each chapter requires students to use diagnostic reasoning skills to analyze data, document and communicate their findings, and plan care. Normal and abnormal findings are presented in side-by-side columns and thorough and comprehensive examinations are included for each specific topic.
Additional features, a robust ancillary program, and book-related media build on the in-text cases to reinforce correct elements of subjective and objective data collection and variations necessary for different problems, age groups, and cultures.
Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Sixth Edition of this comprehensive manual covers over 550 signs and symptoms. More than 300 of the most important signs and symptoms are organized alphabetically; each entry includes a description, emergency interventions (where appropriate), history and physical examination, causes, associated signs and symptoms, special considerations, pediatric pointers, geriatric pointers, and patient counseling. Over 500 illustrations, tables, and flowcharts are included. Appendices describe 250 less familiar signs and symptoms and provide English/Spanish translations of common signs and symptoms. This edition includes signs and symptoms of important emerging diseases.