Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Code Blue: Bedside Procedures and Critical Information

Embarking on the first clinical rotation in a hospital is a daunting experience for clinicians, as textbook knowledge does not necessarily correlate with the know-how that is necessary "in the trenches" at the hospital.

Whether you are a nurse tending to a central venous line or an intern inserting that line, Code Blue is an indispensable addition to your arsenal of emergency care knowledge. Put this handbook in your lab coat pocket and place the following information at your fingertips:

  • Basics on body systems, diseases, and drugs

  • Critical information for emergent procedures at the patient’s bedside

  • Information on treating cardiopulmonary emergencies

  • Pearls and pitfalls for a wide range of conditions

  • Needed supplies

  • Important post-procedure checks

  • Notes and orders, laboratory values, and equations you will refer to every day

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