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Clinical Skills

2nd Edition

By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Jackie Ryan, Lorna Moxham, Ann Richards

Routledge

60 pages

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Paperback: 9780273763734
pub: 2012-06-07
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Description

Do you need accurate information fast? The ward is a busy place with little time to check facts and figures. With this pocket-sized reference book you can quickly and accurately check everything from nursing terminology to CPR procedures.

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Table of Contents

Contents Richards

COMMON LABORATORY BLOOD TESTS

24-HOUR CLOCK

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Five rights and three checks

Tips in preventing medication errors

Safety tips with oral medications

Safety tips with injections

Abbreviations used in medication administration

Metric system and symbols

Drug calculations

Some common drug classes

Drug name endings and related information

Drugs utilised as antidotes

OXYGEN

FLUID BALANCE

Measurements useful for fluid balance charts

Tips with fluid balance charts

Types of IV fluids

VITAL SIGNS

QUICK HEAD-TO-TOE ASSESSMENT

PAIN ASSESSMENT

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Bodily fluids exposure

RESUSCITATION

Cardiac rhythms

When to seek help

Common emergency drugs: dose and action

WOUND CARE

DOCUMENTATION

General points

Tips with verbal handovers

Nursing process

GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS

USEFUL WEBSITES

TIME MANAGEMENT GRID

OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER

About the Series

Nursing and Health Survival Guides

These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General

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