Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

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Fast Facts for the ER Nurse

SKU# 9780826199461

Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell, Second Edition

Author: Jennifer Buettner RN, CEN


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Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast . . .

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions.

Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation.

The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms.

Key Topics Include:

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Disaster Response Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease Emergencies
  • Mental Health Emergencies
  • Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
  • Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies

New to this Edition:

  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Triage
  • Acute Stroke Management Guidelines
  • Sexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 16, 2013
  • Page Count 312
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199461
  • EISBN 9780826199478

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1 Tips on surviving ER Nursing :

Chapter 2 Acid-Base Imbalances:

Chapter 3 Cardiovascular Emergencies :

Chapter 4 Disaster Response Emergencies:

Chapter 5 Ear, Nose, Throat, and Dental Emergencies :

Chapter 6: Endocrine Emergencies :

Chapter 7: Environmental Emergencies:

Chapter 8 Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances :

Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Emergencies :

Chapter10 Genitourinary Emergencies :

Chapter 11 Geriatric Emergencies :

Chapter 12 Infectious Disease Emergencies:

Chapter 13 Mental Health Emergencies :

Chapter 14 Neurological Emergencies :

Chapter 15 OB Gyn Emergencies :

Chapter 16 Ocular Emergencies :

Chapter 17 Orthopedic and Wound care Emergencies :

Chapter 18 Pediatric Emergencies :

Chapter 19 Respiratory Emergencies :

Chapter 20 Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence:

Chapter 21 Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies :

Chapter 22 Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies:

Chapter 23: Triage:


  1. Common ER Lab values New! Anion Gap added
  2. Everyday ER Medications update info throughout
  3. List of Important ER Medication Change title to “Critical IV drips” New! Cardizem, Diprivan, Epinephine, Milrinone, Vasopressin, Versed, and Labetaolol
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Skills Check Lists.

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