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Porter's Pocket Guide to Nursing, Third Edition

Author(s): William Porter, RN, CFRN, EMT-P
Dawn Phipps, RN, CCRN, CEN
  • ISBN-13: 9780763745165
  • ISBN-10:0763745162
  • Spiral/paperback    154 pages      © 2007
Price: $55.95 US List
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Just 3"x5" -- fits in the palm of your hand!

Packed with vital, practical facts --

Health Professionals Rely on Porter’s Pocket Guides for Fast, Accurate Clinical Information!

Porter's Pocket Guide to Nursing, Third Edition is a quick reference for nurses and other healthcare professionals containing the key clinical information they need at their fingertips including medications, instant doses, cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, drug compatibility, laboratory values, vision screener, and useful appendices.

Key Features:

  • Easy-to-read ALCS algorithms!
  • Spelling, classification and trade names for over 1,200 generic drugs!
  • IV solution compatibility charts, and so much more!

About the Porter’s Pocket Guide Series -- With nearly 500,000 copies in print, the Porter’s Pocket Guide Series is well-known in the nursing field and includes Porter’s Pocket Guide to Nursing, Porter’s Pocket Guide to Pediatrics, and Porter’s Pocket Guide to Emergency & Critical Care. Each title is a succinct portrait of the key clinical information nurses and health professionals need. Porter’s Pocket Guides have been an indispensable reference to healthcare professionals and institutions for over 15 years.

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Features & Benefits

New ACLS guidelines

Detailed information on 48 critical medications highlighting: dose, indications, side effects, contraindications, nursing implications, and administration

Dosage charts

Easy-to-read Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

Drug compatibility charts

Antibiotic and IV Fluid compatibility charts

Quick and easy 12-lead ECG interpretation

Lab values and formulas

Electrolyte imbalances

Extensive cross reference of brand and generic drug names providing classifications/indications for over 1,800 drugs

Extra space provided for note taking

Table of Contents

    IV Antibiotic and IV Solution Compatibility
    IV Antibiotic and Drug Compatibility
    IV Antibiotic: Storing and Infusion Rates
    Drug Compatibility
    Arterial Blood Gas
    Metric Conversions
    Lab Values
    Cerebrospinal Fluid
    Eye Chart
    Electrolyte Imbalances
    Organ Donation
    Brand/Generic Drug List
    Telephone Numbers


William Porter, RN, CFRN, EMT-P

William Porter began his career as a medic in the pre-hospital setting; he then became an RN and was working in the ICU and ER soon after. Mr. Porter now cares for patients as a flight nurse at Air Life of Oregon. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon.

Additional Titles by this Author

Dawn Phipps, RN, CCRN, CEN