This full-color quick-reference handbook covers all aspects of the patient history and physical examination to help nurses interpret assessment findings, recognize patient needs, and provide focused care. Information is presented in a succinct, highly bulleted format, with lists, tables, and flowcharts to highlight key facts. Recurring graphic icons include Skill Check (tips for performing physical examination techniques), Culture Cue and Age Alert (specific variations in assessment findings and techniques related to age, culture, or ethnicity), Alert (life- or limb-threatening situations), and Clinical Picture (quick-scan charts visually comparing clusters of abnormal findings and differentiating among possible causes).
Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this comprehensive reference provides clear, practical guidelines on documenting patient care in all nursing practice settings, the leading clinical specialties, and current documentation systems. This edition features greatly expanded coverage of computerized charting and electronic medical records (EMRs), complete guidelines for documenting JCAHO safety goals, and new information on charting pain management. Hundreds of filled-in sample forms show specific content and wording. Icons highlight tips and timesavers, critical case law and legal safeguards, and advice for special situations. Appendices include NANDA taxonomy, JCAHO documentation standards, and documenting outcomes and interventions for key nursing diagnoses.
Part of the Incredibly Visual! extension of the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series®, this innovative book uses a vivid graphic presentation to maximize the power of visual thinking in understanding anatomy and physiology. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids demonstrate the anatomic structures and physiologic processes of each body system. Logos include Memory Board—visual mnemonics; Inside Scoop—close-up look at internal anatomic structures; Go with the Flow—physiology flowcharts; and Through the Ages—age-related considerations. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on pathophysiology in two helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column contains detailed narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This format enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to in-depth information as needed without turning the page. Organized by body system, the book covers 220 diseases and disorders. Two 8-page full-color inserts illustrate selected disorders. Illustrations and flowcharts demonstrate abnormal structures and pathophysiologic processes. Icons highlight complications, life-threatening disorders, emergency interventions, and effects of treatment on disease processes.
Fast Facts for Nurses is a quick-consult collection of facts, checklists, algorithms, tips, key steps, alerts, and sketches that span almost every area of nursing practice. Up-to-the-minute information is presented on more than 600 topics, including signs and symptoms, documentation, diseases, assessment, procedures, ECGs, medication administration, drugs, complimentary and alternative therapies, and diagnostic tests. Formatted for quick reference, each chapter includes section tabs in the margin. Bulleted text and quick-scan tables and illustrations help the reader immediately focus on the most important information.
This easy-to-read outline review follows the unique two-column Straight A's format that lets students choose how they study to improve test scores and final grades. The interior column outlines key facts for in-depth review; the exterior column lists only the most crucial points for quickest review. Other features include pretest questions at the beginning of each chapter; end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions; lists of top items to study before a test; Time-Out for Teaching patient-teaching points; Go with the Flow algorithms; and alerts highlighted in a second color. A bound-in CD-ROM contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-item format questions—with answers and rationales.
Written by the world's foremost shoulder and elbow surgeons, this volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. The book provides state-of-the-art information on implant design and detailed guidelines—including treatment algorithms—on specific arthroplasty procedures for arthritis, fractures, chronic dislocations, and other disorders. More than 400 illustrations complement the text. Each main section—shoulder arthroplasty and elbow arthroplasty—has three subsections: implant considerations, technical considerations, and disease-specific considerations. Disease-specific chapters cover surgical anatomy, pathophysiology, preoperative evaluation, indications for surgery, implant choices, surgical techniques, and postoperative rehabilitation. Also included are chapters on complications, revision arthroplasty, arthroplasty with bone loss and limb salvage, and alternatives to replacement arthroplasty. Every chapter includes a "Chapter-at-a-Glance" summary for easy review of the chapter content.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Administrative Medical Assisting, Second Edition teaches students the theory and skills to become effective medical office assistants. The text and ancillary resources address all the required administrative competencies for CAAHEP and ABHES program accreditation. The book includes critical thinking questions and is written for maximum readability, with a full-color layout, over 100 illustrations, and boxes to highlight key points. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include CMA/RMA exam preparation questions, an English-to-Spanish audio glossary, a clinical simulation, administrative skill video clips, competency evaluation forms, and worksheets for practice. A Skills DVD with demonstrations of the most important medical assisting skills is available separately. An Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and online instructor resources will be available gratis upon adoption of the text.