Saunders Student Nurse Planner, 2011-2012 - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition

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Saunders Student Nurse Planner, 2011-2012 - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition


Much more than just a calendar, Saunders Student Nurse Planner 2011-2012 features a wealth of organizational tools, clinical information, and helpful nursing school guidance all within one compact and versatile resource. Designed specifically for nursing students, the planner’s strategies for time management and stress-reduction, planning sections, study advice, and abundance of helpful clinical tools can significantly reduce the common aches and pains of nursing school and help you perform to your fullest potential both inside the classroom and throughout clinical practice. You definitely don't want to leave orientation (or graduation) without it.

  • Weekly, monthly and yearly calendars with prefilled dates help you organize and prioritize tasks.

    • Time management strategies help you perform to your fullest potential in the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice.

    • Study advice teaches you the skills you need to succeed.

    • Alternate-format questions (explanation and examples) and information on taking the NCLEX® Examination help prepare you for the licensure exam.

    • Stress reduction techniques improve your focus and increase efficiency.

    • Getting the Most from the Clinical Experience chapter keeps you up to date on best practices for patient safety, communication, documentation, and charting.

    • The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols prepares you for situations you may encounter in clinical practice.

    • Frequently used abbreviations and common laboratory test values familiarize you with standard terminology and assessments used in clinical practice.

    • Clinical Quick Reference chapter provides essential clinical tools and information in a concise, accessible format, and includes:

      • Commonly used abbreviations

      • Lab test values

      • Joint Commission safety guidelines for surgery

      • Most commonly used IV fluids table

      • HIPAA requirements for confidentiality

      • Safety guidelines to prevent medication errors

      • Pain assessment tools

      • Signs of geriatric and pediatric abuse

      • Glasgow coma scale

      • Tips for troubleshooting IV pumps

      • Braden scale for predicting pressure sore risk

      • Self-contained, customizable contacts list provides plenty of room for academic, clinical, and personal contact information.
        • NEW prefilled dates on weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars save you more time.

      • Updated list of NANDA-I-Approved Nursing Diagnoses helps you make quick and accurate diagnoses.

      • NEW companion Evolve website offers a variety of additional clinical tools and guidance.

        • Printable forms and information, such as:

          • Time map

          • Shift work organization sheets

          • Checklist for discharge teaching

          • Clinical facility orientation

          • Giving a report

          • Information to obtain during a report

          • Concept map creator

          • Clinical calculators, including:

            • BMI

            • Body surface area

            • Fluid deficit

            • Glasgow coma scale

            • IV dosage

            • Units conversion

            • Links to online resources

            1. Success in Nursing School

            2. Getting the Most from the Clinical Experience

            3. Dealing with Stress

            4. Continuing Your Education

            5. Clinical Quick Reference

            6. Online Resources


            Monthly Calendar

            Weekly Planner



            Susan C. deWit, MSN, RN, CNS, PHN, Formerly, Instructor of Nursing, El Centro College, Dallas, TX; and Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
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