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Clinical Skills



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ISBN 9780273763734
Published June 6, 2012 by Routledge
60 Pages

 
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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   

 

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