Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) book cover

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions - with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.


Published: April 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09394-1


  • Unit 1: Supporting the Client through the Health Care System

    1. Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!

    2. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    3. Communication

    4. Reporting and Recording

    Unit 2: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

    5. Vital Signs

    6. Health History and Physical Examination

    Unit 3: Infection Control

    7. Medical Asepsis

    8. Sterile Technique

    Unit 4: Activity and Mobility

    9. Safe Patient Handling-Transfer and Positioning

    10. Exercise and Ambulation

    11. Orthopedic Measures

    12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

    Unit 5: Safety and Comfort

    13. Safety

    14. Disaster Preparedness

    15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

    16. Palliative Care

    Unit 6: Hygiene

    17. Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking

    18. Pressure Ulcer Care

    19. Care of Eye and Ear Prosthesis

    Unit 7: Medications

    20. Preparing for Medicine Administration

    21. Oral and Topical Medications

    22. Parenteral Medications

    Unit 8: Oxygenation

    23. Oxygen Therapy

    24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

    25. Airway Management

    26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

    27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

    Unit 9: Fluid Balance

    28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

    29. Blood Transfusions

    Unit 10: Nutrition

    30. Oral Nutrition

    31. Enteral Nutrition

    32. Parenteral Nutrition

    Unit 11: Elimination

    33. Urinary Elimination

    34. Bowel Elimination

    35. Ostomy Care

    Unit 12: Care of Surgical Client

    36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

    37. Intraoperative Care

    Unit 13: Dressings and Wound Care

    38. Wound Care and Irrigations

    39. Dressings, Binders and Bandages

    40. Warm and Cold Therapy

    Unit 14: Home Care

    41. Home Care Safety

    42. Home Care Teaching

    Unit 15: Special Procedures

    43. Specimen Collection

    44. Diagnostic Procedures


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