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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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