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I need a book on basic nursing

  1. Jun 28, 2015 #1
    I need a book on basic nursing that teaches the use and why's of ecg, ekg and the basics of a patient monitor like: http://www.foremostequipment.com/content/pdfdocs/Bionet/BM3_Brochure - reduced size.pdf
    also showing how to use an old style blood pressure cuff is necessary. I don't want to get a whole book on hypertension just to use a blood pressure cuff. when I visted the downtown Miami library I saw a book that came the closest to what I need, it was mosbys book of nursing from the 50s or 60s, I wrote down the isbn but lost it still I don't want that old of a book and all of the nursing books I've been looking at don't contain this basic information. this is the last book on my list.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2015 #2

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    Are you thinking about going into nursing, or do you want to find these resources for something different?

    EKG and ECG are the same thing, just pronounced in different languages.

    Nursing course curricula consist of a number of classes, including anatomy and phisiology (A&P), pharmacology, etc. What of all of that do you want to learn about?
     
  4. Jun 29, 2015 #3
    I'm trying to self study on the basics of medicine, I bought a book on the fundamentals of nursing but all it is is a 1000 pages on how to show compassion, I want to learn and understand the use of a patient monitor for blood pressure, o2, temp, ecg,reading ect. and the normal ranges and what the readings are used for. I just want one book on this but I can't seem to find it among current texts. I hope this isn't like a medical school secret or something, heres a partial list of what I have packed away since I'm moving, this is the paper books I got on the subject except for one box I have to fill:
     
  5. Jun 29, 2015 #4
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  6. Jun 29, 2015 #5

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  7. Jun 29, 2015 #6
    I found it on barnes&noble for $6.34 w/ shipping, I briefly looked at the table of contents and it had a chapter on baseline vital signs, this might be what I want but I figure it's so cheap I can just throw it away if its not what I'm looking for, thanks.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2015 #7

    berkeman

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    Wow, that's a great price! BTW, if you end up with questions as you read through that book, post them in the Medical Sciences forum here on the PF, and you will get great responses. :smile:
     
  9. Jul 7, 2015 #8
    ok I got the emt-basic book today and all it really shows is how to take blood pressure. doctors, if one of you could tell me the appropriate book for the how, why and use of a patient monitor that would be great.

    tia
     
  10. Jul 7, 2015 #9

    berkeman

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    You mean you want to learn more about interpreting EKGs (ECGs)? A typical patient monitor will show the EKG, Pulse, Oxygen Saturation %, and maybe a few more things. You don't really need a book to learn about those things -- you should be able to find tutorials and YouTube videos on how to interpret them (although EKG interpretation has many levels, from simple 2-lead to very complex 12-lead EKGs).

    http://www.emtel.com.pl/tl_files/emtel/img/FX3000/FX3000 02.JPG
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  11. Jul 7, 2015 #10
    I need a book for reference, I don't like learning about medicine from youtube :-p
     
  12. Jul 7, 2015 #11

    berkeman

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    LOL. Maybe download a manual for a typical monitor? I'll look around some to see if I can find something better for you. What-all vital signs are you wanting to understand?
     
  13. Jul 7, 2015 #12
    everything on the patient monitor in the first post or better, I'm thinking I should just visit my local hospital and ask a doctor, when I have the money I'm buying a patient monitor and and a ultrasound machine. I already have the books and know where to get more if I need on the ultrasound machine. I have an 800gig e-book library on hdd and backup media.
     
  14. Jul 7, 2015 #13

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    What are you going to use the patient monitor for?
     
  15. Jul 7, 2015 #14
    to read vital signs silly :smile: mine and others. I have a book and chart on bloodwork among other things I am learning to analyze, my next stop after I get out of school is to figure out how these devices work all the way up to nmri, another goal I have is to figure out the myelin nerve structure, I figure it's the easiest path to connect straight to the brain as my eventual goal is to reverse engineer the cns and figure out phramokaneticks and brain blood barrier drug delivery also I might get an idea or two about new or novel drugs. this is more or less just a hobby but I need something to take up my time after ee, cs and mba in school. note, I don't want to be and actual doctor but a researcher, I only want to dissect 4 bodies and collaborate with medical chemists on drug development.:biggrin:

    edit: I want to give you access to my private web server so you can see what I already got, plus the paper books posted above and more not listed yet, if you want to take a look or d/l something let me know.
     
  16. Jul 7, 2015 #15

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    Ambitious! Have you considered Biomedical Engineering as a field of study? It sounds like that's the direction you are headed.

    Instead of the EMT-level Mosby textbook, it sounds like you would benefit from the Paramedic versions:

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=medical+imaging#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=mosby+paramedic&sprefix=mosby+paramedic,stripbooks,194&rh=n:283155,k:mosby+paramedic

    Things like pulse ox and EKG and end-tidal CO2, etc., are more typically handled by paramedics rather than EMTs. Maybe have a look through the indexes of the Mosby Paramedic books to see if they cover more of the vitals you are interested in.

    Do you already have the User's Manuals for a few typical monitors (like the Zoll E-series)? Which monitor are you looking at buying?
     
  17. Jul 7, 2015 #16
    no more books I don't need please :biggrin: wait till you hear about my stem cell and genetics engineering ambitions :-p, the point is I believe I have the right combination to lead and provide the money, management, resources, ideas and vision to make a successful company (and most importantly make LOTS of money), I think 12 years of school is enough to get me started, i'll get the rest now I just have to raise 2.5 mil for school (calling all billionaires!), when I get out of school I want to start by selling IT systems to the DoD then i'll have enough money to peruse my other interests. where is paul allen when you need him? :rolleyes:

    yes I want to be a billionaire.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2015 #17
    I just ordered:
    Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 5e (Jarvis, Physical Examination & Health Assessment)

    Skills Performance Checklists for Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7e

    Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, 7th Edition


    for a total of $13.66 w/ shipping, well see if these cover what I want.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2015 #18
    here are the rest of my books, I've uploaded a xls file with the isbn's for those who might be interested in a book.

    microelectronic circuits, 7th ed
    electric circuits, 8th ed
    banking systems, 2nd ed
    clinical nursing skills & techniques, 7th ed
    physical examination & health assessment, 5th ed
    jane's avionics, 19th ed
    understanding business, 10th ed
    essentials of entrepreneneurship and small business management, 6th ed
    multinational management, a strategic approach, 6th ed
    organic chemistry, 7th ed
    money, banking and the financial system
    basic materials in music theory, a programed course, 11th ed
    autocad 2000 bible
    investigating chemistry, a forensic science perspective, 2nd ed
    forensic chemistry
    management, a practical introduction, 4th ed
    intermediate accounting, 7th ed
    genetics, from genes to genomes, 3rd ed
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    The Protein Folding Problem and Its Solutions
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    Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction
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    Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld
    Drugs and Poisons in Humans: A Handbook of Practical Analysis 2005th Edition
    Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemical Analysis
    The Analysis of Controlled Substances
    Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
     

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  20. Jul 31, 2015 #19
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    funny thing is the town I'm in I can't get a job as a cashier, hopefully . when I move things will pan out with a sys admin job paying at least 40k. still got 20k in equip to buy while I'm learning on my own, then after 5 years of study it'll be time for uni which will cost 720k at least if I can get a locked in rate not including living expenses. I have all these rich people talking to me about money, but now the ball is in their court, if they want to make money off of me I need to see an investment cuz so far everything's been paid for out of my pocket.
     
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