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Author Buettner, Jennifer R.,
Title Fast facts for the ER nurse : emergency room orientation in a nutshell / Jennifer R. Buettner.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, [2013]
Edition Second edition.

Author Buettner, Jennifer R.,
Series Fast Facts
Fast facts (Springer Publishing Company)
Subject Emergency nursing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical emergencies -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Emergencies -- nursing.
Critical Illness -- nursing.
Emergency Nursing -- methods.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 295 pages) : illustrations.
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285) and index.
Contents Tips on surviving ER nursing -- Acid-base imbalances -- Cardiovascular emergencies -- Dental, ear, nose, and throat emergencies -- Disaster response emergencies -- Endocrine emergencies -- Environmental emergencies -- Fluid and electrolyte imbalances -- Gastrointestinal emergencies -- Genitourinary emergencies -- Geriatric emergencies -- Infectious disease emergencies -- Mental health emergencies -- Neurological emergencies -- OB/GYN emergencies -- Ocular emergencies -- Orthopedic and wound care emergencies -- Pediatric emergencies -- Respiratory emergencies -- Shock and multisystem trauma emergencies -- Substance abuse and toxicological emergencies -- Triage -- Appendices. A. Common emergency department lab values -- B. Everyday emergency department medications -- C. Critical IV drips -- D. Abbreviations -- E. 12-Lead EKGs and common dysrhythmias -- F. Skills check-off sheets -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast ... Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions. Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms. Key Topics Include: Cardiovascular Emergencies; Disaster Response Emergencies; Infectious Disease Emergencies; Mental Health Emergencies; Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies; Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies. New to this Edition: Endocrine Emergencies; Environmental Emergencies; Dental Emergencies; Rapid Sequence Intubation; Triage; Acute Stroke Management Guidelines; Sexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost eBook Collection, viewed April 2, 2014).
ISBN 082619947X (electronic bk.)
9780826199478 (electronic bk.)
9780826199461 (print)
0826199461 (print)
OCLC # 841520246
Additional Format Print version: Buettner, Jennifer R. Fast facts for the ER nurse. Second edition. New York, NY : Springer Publising Company, [2013] 9780826199461 (DLC) 2013000556 (OCoLC)823887934

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