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Much more than just a calendar, Saunders Student Nurse Planner: A Guide to Success in Nursing School, Version 5 is a versatile organizational tool...a quick-reference nursing orientation handbook...and a telephone and address directory - all in one! This portable, affordable resource helps you to manage your time and perform to your fullest potential inside the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice.

  • A variety of calendar options let you access your daily, weekly, and monthly schedules at a glance.
  • A lined Day Planner helps you organize and keep track of all the details of your busy schedule.
  • A self-contained, alphabetical directory organizes names, addresses, phone numbers, and other important data on all your personal, academic, and clinical contacts.
  • An essential nursing school orientation section includes time management strategies, study tips, information on NCLEX® alternative format questions, and suggestions for dealing with stress.
  • Clinical preparation tools help you get the most out of your clinical experience, addressing issues such as patient safety, communicating skills, patient teaching, and documentation and charting.
  • An Aids to Success section includes a broad range of useful data and procedures, including:
    • Commonly used abbreviations
    • Basic Spanish phrases
    • Fall risk assessment tool
    • HIPAA requirements for confidentiality
    • JCAHO safety guidelines
    • Pain assessment tools
    • Most commonly used IV fluids
    • Scale of pitting edema
    • Equianalgesic doses of opioids
    • Use of the incentive spirometer
    • Table of commonly used drugs and lab values
    • Glasgow Coma Scale
    • Body Mass Index
    • Measurements and conversions
    • Common laboratory test values
  • Updated content, including 2007-2008 NANDA nursing diagnoses.
  • MyPyramid - the new food pyramid from the USDA - offers you instant access to key nutritional guidelines.

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