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Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses


Springhouse/Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. 768 pp; $39.95; 1-800-638-3030;


This two-in-one reference presents vital information on signs and symptoms in two practical, helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column of each page contains detailed narrative text on the sign or symptom, emergency interventions, history, physical assessment, medical and other causes, patient counseling, and pediatric and geriatric pointers. The narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This page layout enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points in the outer column and jump to detailed information as needed without turning the page. Coverage includes more than 200 signs and symptoms, arranged in alphabetical order.