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Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses

Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations

Lynn Sayre Visser Anna Sivo Montejano


Spiral bound

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Springer Publishing Co Inc
30 July 2018
The vital information you need for performing accurate, lifesaving triage at your fingertips.

Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses is the first pocket-sized clinical manual for triage nurses. Designed to quickly identify and rank the risk of emergent conditions, this guide delivers emergency essentials that cover initial assessment, acuity level assessment, high risk situations, and screening tools in bite-size, bulleted bursts.

Content covers each body system and their most common chief complaints along with questions, assessments, and interventions to determine the level of urgency. Red flag presentations (highlighted with a red flag icon) denote critical signs and symptoms.

The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines throughout and patient flow diagrams, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information. Most chapters contain blank spaces for taking notes, inscribing important phone numbers, or pasting facility-specific policies and procedures.

Key Features:

Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools Pediatric and geriatric special concerns Guidance on managing the waiting room Common litigious triage situations Disaster response Directives for active shooter and violent scenarios
By:   Lynn Sayre Visser, Anna Sivo Montejano
Imprint:   Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   345g
ISBN:   9780826196279
ISBN 10:   0826196276
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   30 July 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Spiral bound
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN has been a nurse for over 25 years devoting her career to emergency nursing, triage education, mentoring others, and writing about topics that impact nursing. She is a change-agent and philanthropist and has been published in a variety of arenas including books, journals, and blogs. She is the co-author of Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide, Essentials for the Triage Nurse (available in the United Kingdom), and Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses. She has been recognized for her work with multiple book awards as well as the Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award for excellence in creativity. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis, Samuel Merritt University, Walden University, and Semester at Sea. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in education and a double Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology and nursing.

Reviews for Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations

.. .Every nurse should have access to this wonderfully easy to use guide. It encompasses all situations in a clear and straightforward manner. --Echo Heron NY Times Best Selling Author Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses focuses on patients that require immediate intervention. This book is indeed a book of brains and a collection of wisdom all rolled up in a compact size book! Concise triage information is easy to read and zooms in on the most important points. It is a must for every nurse that is met with emergencies.--Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, RN, PdD As a seasoned nurse with experience in the triage arena, I can unequivocally say that the Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses is well-written, beautifully designed, comprehensive, convenient to use, and fully evidence-based. Triage sits at the gateway to urgent and emergent care, and this guide can alleviate the bottlenecks, confusions, and missteps that weaken the triage process, endanger patients, and otherwise throw a wrench in what should be a well-oiled assessment machine. The arrangement by body systems increases the guide's usefulness in chaotic situations, and the red flag warnings are highlights that any triage nurse would be prudent to make note of and memorize. From comprehensive behavioral health assessment to life-threatening cardiac or respiratory emergencies, the Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses offers the evidence-based information for triage and emergency nurses who want to be at the top of their game.--Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC Nurse Career Coach, Podcaster, Author, Speaker

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