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Nursing student's clinical survival guide / Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Lorna Moxham, Jacki Ryan
Bib ID 7508131
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource]
Reid-Searl, Kerry, author
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Edition 3rd edition. 
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Melbourne, Victoria : Pearson Australia, [2014] 
1 online resource (84 pages) : illustrations. 
ISBN 9781488681332 (pdf : :)
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text file PDF 983KB 


Nursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide eBook.

Full contents
  • Cover; Contents; 24-hour clock; Protecting yourself and the patient; Standard precautions; Additional precautions; Hand hygiene; Personal protective equipment (PPE); Body fluids exposure; Moving patients safely; Think â#x80;Œ; Example of patient code; Examples of equipment code; Falls prevention; Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention; Signs of stroke; Medication administration; Six rights and more; Tips in preventing medication errors; Safety tips with oral medications; Safety tips with injections; Medication administration and student nurses; Abbreviations used in medication administration.
  • Checks for medications and intravenous fluids at shift changeoverCheck medication chart; Check intravenous infusions; Medication orders; Every medication ordershould include; The medication chartshould include; Metric system and symbols; Metric system; Decimals, percentages and fractions; Drug calculations/formulas; Drug dosages; Intravenous infusions; Drug name endings and related information; Drugs and antidotes; Oxygen concentration delivery; Fluid balance; Useful measurements for fluid balance charts; Tips with fluid balance charts; Classification of urine output; Types of IV fluids.
  • Drip ratesIntravenous site checks; Body weight method for calculating daily maintenance fluids; Paediatrics; Stomach capacity from newborn to 2 years; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Safe sleeping; Vital signs; Vital signs: Normal ranges; Early warning systems (adult); Quick head-to-toe assessment; General; Neurological; Glasgow coma score; AVPU Responsiveness scale; Cardiovascular; Respiratory; Skin; Degree that skin remains pitted; Abdomen; Extremities; Other; Pain assessment; An 11-point pain intensity scale with word modifiers; Brief word instructions.
  • Common sites of referred pain from various body organsLandmarks to identify abdominal areas; The nine abdominal regions; Organs in the nine abdominal regions; The four abdominal quadrants; Organs in the four abdominal quadrants; Blood values; Atomic symbols; Cardiac enzymes; Electrolytes; Blood gases; Thyroid function test; Drug levels; Normal values in a urinalysis; Mental health assessment; Personal-identifying information; Appearance-personâ#x80;#x99;s physical presentation (factual-do NOT use emotive adjectives as descriptors); Mood-variability, intensity and appropriateness.
  • Behaviour-behaviour exhibited/contextPerception-check the five senses (visual, auditory,tactile, olfactory, gustatory); Thoughts-processes and content observed inconversation; Safety-ask direct questions; Risk-who might be at risk and from what?; Memory-brief cognitive assessment; Insight and judgement-personâ#x80;#x99;s awareness aboutcondition and decision making; Resuscitation; Cardiac rhythms; Sinus rhythm; Electrocardiogram (ECG) paper; To calculate rate; Location of the anterior ribs, the angle of Louis, and placement of chest leads (V leads) for a 12-lead electrocardiogram.

Imprint: P.Ed Australia.

Reproduction Previous ed. 2009. 
Subjects Nursing -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  |  Nursing.  |  Nursing diagnosis -- Textbooks.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Ryan, Jacki, author  |  Moxham, Lorna, author  |  Dwyer, Trudy, 1961-, author  |  ProQuest (Firm)
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