"This is a solid, well thought out text, and will prove to be a valuable addition to any library. Overall, the text has a clarity and focus which enhances understanding of the topics presented. It is particularly notable for crisp reading and uncomplicated, meaningful illustrations. Kudos to the authors for presenting such a medically solid book without losing the art of nursing care or the vision of a well tended patient."
-Alexandra Armitage, NP, CNL, "New Hampshire Nurses Association"
"It is a friendly, procedurally-focused resource that offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing the safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings, to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care. This new edition will also offer ultrasound and videos."
-Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
Emergency Nurse Practitioner, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California and Co-Owner, EmergeED, Education and Consultation, San Diego, California
Praise for the First Edition:
"This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting n It] has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars
This is a concise, easy-to-use guide to executing more than 60 commonly performed clinical procedures, including sonography, in emergent, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. The procedures are consistently formatted, presented in detail, and organized into system-specific categories for easy access to information. The second edition is the only such resource to include two new chapters completely devoted to bedside ultrasound and how it is used as a tool to enhance the accuracy of numerous procedures. Grounded in fundamental sonography physics, these chapters provide readers with a clear foundational understanding of how to perform ultrasound with confidence. Additionally, eight chapters describe the use of ultrasound to increase the accuracy and efficiency of specific procedures such as locating a foreign body in the eye or soft body tissues, among other applications. The second edition also describes 13 new procedures and reflects the latest guidelines and evidence-based practice used for promotion of safely performed procedures.
Each procedure is presented using a concise and consistent format that includes background considerations, indication for performing the procedure, how to perform it safely and correctly, contraindications, required documentation, complications, post-procedure considerations, and education points. Original photos, actual sonographic footage, line drawings, and tables reinforce the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Author's pearls and extensive references at the end of each chapter further enhance the book's utility.
New to the Second Edition:
New chapters devoted to sonography and how it is used to enhance the accuracy of many procedures
Describes the use of sonography to increase the accuracy and efficiency of eight specific procedures
Includes 10 new procedures
Offers ultrasound and videos
Reflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practice
Provides step-by-step illustrated guidance for performing 60 frequently used procedures in urgent care, ambulatory, clinic, and office settings Four-color photos clearly illustrate each step in the procedure Body system organization supports quick access to needed procedural information Introduces sonography as a tool used to enhance accuracy of procedures and promote patient safety Includes actual sonographic footage demonstrating how sonography is used in various procedures
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