MedSurg Notes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition

Price: $35.95
Catalog No.: Y20001
Publisher/Vendor: FA Davis
Author: Tracey Hopkins, BSN, RN
Pages: 240
Size: 3.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches
Format: Spiral-bound book
MedSurg Notes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (Y20001)

From setting up an oxygen delivery system in a hospital room to administering stat meds, MedSurg Notes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition, a handy, pocket-sized resource, helps you to deliver high-quality care.

You’ll have on-the-spot guidance you need to care for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions—from focused assessments, immediate interventions to follow-up care for patients who develop complications—all presented from the nurse’s point of view.
The 4th Edition has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to deliver all of the current information you need with an expanded focus on the safety, quality, and outcomes data that are integral to delivering the very best patient care.

Key Features

  • Provides a framework for thinking in urgent situations that addresses the clinical picture, immediate interventions, focused assessment, stabilizing and monitoring, and follow-up assessment and interventions.
  • Covers advanced nursing procedures and concepts associated with 66 urgent clinical situations.
  • Uses a systems approach, organized by symptom and medical diagnosis.
  • Includes an A&P snapshot of the associated system in each section—9 in all.
  • Provides a focused assessment tool for each body system and each clinical problem.
  • Reviews IV therapy, including indications for crystalloids, colloids, or blood products administration.
  • Uses HIPAA/OSHA compliant write-on pages that wipe clean with alcohol.

New to this Edition

  • Updated and revised throughout to reflect the art and science of nursing today.
  • Focus on safety, quality, and outcomes data to prevent errors.
  • Quick reference icons that alert nurses to information critical to patient safety.
    • QI (Quality Indicator) presents the measures for events tracked by hospitals and agencies, including stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers, central line-associated bloodstream infection, post-op sepsis, post-op respiratory failure, transfusion reaction, and many others.
    • OI (Outcome Indicator) identifies the special, immediate outcome or goal of therapy, explaining why a specific intervention is important and what needs to be accomplished when.
    • RI (Rescue Indicator) appears before any information that suggests a decline in the patient’s condition and alerts nurses that the situation must be managed promptly.
    • SI (Safety Indicator) highlights information that specifically applies to patient safety.
  • Two early warning score (EWS) tools, “track and trigger” records for recording vital signs and other measures that are often the first subtle indicators of a patient’s deteriorating condition


  • Cardivasc
  • Resp
  • Nuro
  • Renal/F&E
  • GI
  • Endo
  • MSK/Integ
  • Infect
  • Emerg
  • Meds/Labs
  • Postop Care
  • Pain
  • Tools/Index