Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations (Spiral)
From the award-winning authors of Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse
The vital information you need to quickly identify acutely ill or injured patients.
Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints With High-Risk Presentations is the first pocket-sized clinical manual focusing on patient-driven chief complaints. Designed to assist in rapidly recognizing potential life-threatening or life-altering conditions, this guide can be used in a variety of healthcare settings.
Content covers each body system and its most common chief complaints along with first-line questions, assessments, and interventions to prompt the user. Red flag findings, easily identified by the flag icon, denote critical signs and symptoms, while a light bulb icon helps the user locate key tips.
The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information. Most chapters contain space for taking notes, inscribing important phone numbers, or pasting facility specific policies and procedures.
- Common chief complaints with essential tips
- Unique patient presentations
- Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools
- Pediatric and older adult considerations
- Disaster response
- Active shooter or violent situation action steps