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MedSurg Notes provides succinct, on-the-spot guidance for caring for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions. MedSurg Notes offers focused assessments, immediate interventions, and follow-up care for patients who develop complications, all presented from the nurse's point of view. From setting up an oxygen delivery system in a hospital room to administering stat meds, nurses and nursing students should rely on MedSurg Notes to help deliver high-quality care.
Covers advanced nursing procedures and concepts associated with urgent clinical situations
Uses a systems approach and is organized by symptom and medical diagnosis
Sections includes an A & P Snapshot of the associated system
Each clinical situation includes a focused assessment tool
Reviews IV therapy, including indications for crystalloids, colloids, or blood products administration
Discusses ways to prevent and manages a medication error
Handling psychosocial emergencies in community health or home care settings
Includes obstetrical emergencies
Built-in Medical Calculators: Provide instant access from within topics to relevant medical calculators including:
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
Braden Scale Risk Assessment
Mini Mental Status Exam
Eight sections cover:
BASICS - CPR and choking protocols, oxygen delivery systems, starting IVs, inserting an NG tube
CARDIOVASCULAR\F & E - chest pain, fever, hemorrhage/wound hemorrhage, abnormal blood pressure, shock, anaphylaxis, bradycardia, tachycardia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, fluid overload, transfusion reaction
RESP - chest tube dislodgement, respiratory distress/failure, choking/aspiration, tracheostomy dislodgement, pulmonary embolism, shortness of breath
NEURO - change in mental status/delirium, Stroke/TIA, dizziness, altered level of consciousness, head trauma, increased intracranial pressure, seizure
GI/METABOLIC/GU - abdominal distension, upper GI bleeding/hematemesis, lower GI bleeding/melena, oliguria, UTI, diarrhea, feeding tube complication
MED-SURG/INTEG - patient fall, spinal cord trauma, surgical site infection/complication, pressure ulcer, hip fracture, pathological fracture
MEDS/IV - high alert medications, emergency meds, safe med administration, IV potassium chloride compatibilities, patient education and medication use
TOOLS - pressure ulcers risk factors/prevention strategies, wound assessment, wound care products, Glasgow coma scale, mini mental status exam, muscle strength grading scale, physical assessment in an emergency, common lab test ranges
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Author(s): JOHN CACAVAS
Paperback: 0 pages
Publisher: Remick Music Corp.
Publication Date: 1/1/1965
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