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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is today’s leading nursing skills reference. It features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and links to valuable online resources. Written by the trusted author team of Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter, and now joined by new author Wendy Ostendorf, this reference helps you perform nursing skills with confidence.

Paperback, 1216 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08383-6

Contents

  • 1. Using Evidence in Practice

    2. Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge

    3. Communication

    4. Documentation and Informatics

    5. Vital Signs

    6. Health Assessment

    7. Medical Asepsis

    8. Sterile Technique

    9. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer and Positioning

    10. Exercise and Ambulation

    11. Orthopedic Measures

    12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

    13. Safety and Quality Improvement

    14. Disaster Preparedness

    15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

    16. Palliative Care

    17. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making

    18. Pressure Ulcer Care

    19. Care of the Eye and Ear

    20. Safe Medicine Preparation

    21. Oral and Topical Medications

    22. Parenteral Medications

    23. Oxygen Therapy

    24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

    25. Airway Management

    26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

    27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

    28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

    29. Blood Transfusions

    30. Oral Nutrition

    31. Enteral Nutrition

    32. Parenteral Nutrition

    33. Urinary Elimination

    34. Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation

    35. Ostomy Care

    36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

    37. Intraoperative Care

    38. Wound Care and Irrigations

    39. Dressings, Bandages, and Binders

    40. Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold

    41. Home Care Safety

    42. Home Care Teaching

    43. Specimen Collection

    44. Diagnostic Procedures

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