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 organised alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organised, 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.
Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, is a full time Registered Nurse at Emory University Hospital at Midtown in Atlanta, GA, USA. She has ten years of ER Experience and 3 years of experience precepting new graduate nurses and new employees in the ER. Jennifer is Certified in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and as a Nurse Preceptor (Rockdale Medical Center/2005). She won the Faculty Award for the graduate who has achieved excellence in both the academic and clinical settings and who best exemplifies the total integration of program philosophy to professional performance (5/2002). She has developed an ER Orientation Packet and Education Course for two local hospitals.