Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations
ISBN: 0826196276
EAN13: 9780826196279
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Pages: 397
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 6.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Spiral

Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations

Book Overview
From the award-winning authors of Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse The vital information you need to quickly identify acutely ill or injured patients. Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints With High-Risk Presentations is the first pocket-sized clinical manual focusing on patient-driven chief complaints. Designed to assist in rapidly recognizing potential life-threatening or life-altering conditions, this guide can be used in a variety of healthcare settings. Content covers each body system and its most common chief complaints along with first-line questions, assessments, and interventions to prompt the user. Red flag findings, easily identified by the flag icon, denote critical signs and symptoms, while a light bulb icon helps the user locate key tips. The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information. Most chapters contain space for taking notes, inscribing important phone numbers, or pasting facility specific policies and procedures. Key Features: Common chief complaints with essential tips Unique patient presentations Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools Pediatric and older adult considerations Disaster response Active shooter or violent situation action steps