Portable LPN: The All-in-One Reference for Practical Nurses / Edition 2

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPN provides practical guidance on today’s most important topics. Wide-ranging and concise, the book is an indispensable tool for the nurse who gives day-to-day care. Like having an expert consultant in your pocket, Portable LPN shows the way through the large mass of relevant clinical information that nurses require in their daily practice. Portable LPN is an all-in-one guide to key clinical topics, such as assessment techniques, distinguishing health from disease, interpreting ECGs and lab tests, preoperative and postoperative care, key nursing procedures, precautions in contagious disease, methods of drug administration, and more. Highlights of this Second Edition include a new chapter on ECGs and interpreting cardiac arrhythmias; new disorders, including MRSA, VRE, and metabolic syndrome; a new patient safety feature; and more procedures, including adult CPR and foreign body airway obstruction.

A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPN is the practical nurse’s all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, laboratory tests, common procedures, infection control, drug administration, dosage calculation, drug precautions, alternative and complementary therapies, documenting care, home care issues, cultural considerations, pain management, end-of-life care, pressure ulcer and traumatic wound care, and much more. The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. Icons include Alert, which highlights potential dangers; Age Alert, which highlights pediatric and geriatric considerations; and Patient Teaching Tips that ensure learning and compliance. SI units are included for lab tests.

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