This is a Davis' notes book! The 3rd edition continues to provide practical, clinically oriented content for the delivery of safe and effective health care in hospital and home settings. Its handy pocket size and waterproof pages are great for students and educators on the go, while NCLEX tips, highlighted throughout, make it perfect for those preparing for the licensure exam. Updated with the most recent content, the 3rd edition gives access to even more of the commonly-used by rarely memorized clinical information that nurses and students need.
What's New? This title includes: coverage of tracheostomies, bladder scanners, arterial punctures for blood gas analysis, and documentation; a more organized assessment approach focusing on the adult patient with new documentation points - organized via systems; enhanced coverage of geriatric assessment; updated and expanded Diseases and Disorders section; the basics on 12-lead interpretation tailored to nurses with little or no 12-lead experience; a friendlier design in the LABS/ECG section; and, a stronger focus on symptom and patient presentation rather than medical diagnosis. This title also includes: updated coverage of pediatric dosages, now included with emergency assessment and selected drugs; HIPAA- and OSHA-compliant; interventions and patient education information for the most common conditions; coverage of life span considerations as well as complications and emergencies associated with pregnancy and delivery; tools for a thorough general assessment of the adult patient; and, ACLS resuscitation procedures as well as pediatric and neonatal advanced life support information.