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Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook

Fundamentals of Nursing: clinical skills workbook, 2nd edition will assist Australian and New Zealand students to master the clinical nursing skills they require to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.

Nursing students and lecturers familiar with the Nursing Skills format in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing will benefit from this separate, lightweight workbook which enables students to easily transport the skills content to lectures, labs and clinical practice. Additionally, the clinical skills workbook provides students with a clear and accessible personal record of achievement and allows an opportunity for reflection to encourage meaningful learning.

The simple structure of the workbook allows students to work through and master the skills necessary to become a competent, qualified nurse.

A concise Overview precedes each skill set followed by the trusted Step-by-step approach and Rationales to help students understand how and why a skill is performed. . Each skill is then assessed using the competency check lists which are aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand and support the theory and practice of each skill.

The Bondy rating scale is utilised in the check lists to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included  to encourage meaningful learning.

An impressive suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos is also available via Elsevier’s Evolve platform to be used in conjunction with the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class or during independent study, these supporting videos provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. 

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-4116-9

Contents

  • Fundamentals Clinical Skills Workbook 2nd edition

    Safety

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 15-1 Applying restraints

     

    Skill 15-2 Seizure precautions

     

    Health Assessment and Physical Examination

     

    OVERVIEW NEW

    Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment NEW

     

    Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment NEW

     

    Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment NEW

     

    Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment NEW

     

    Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment NEW

     

    Skill 27-6 Mental Health NEW

     

    Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment NEW

     

    Vital signs

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 28-1 Measuring body temperature

    Yes

    Skill 28-2 Assessing the radial and apical pulses

    Yes

    Skill 28-3 Assessing respirations

    Yes

    Skill 28-4 Measuring oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry)

    Yes

    Skill 28-5 Measuring blood pressure

    yes

    Infection Control

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 29-1 Handwashing

    Yes

    Skill 29-2 Preparing a sterile field

     

    Skill 29-3 Surgical handwashing (‘scrubbing’): preparing for gowning and gloving

     

    Skill 29-4 Donning a sterile gown and performing closed gloving

     

    Skill 29-5 Open gloving

     

    Skin Integrity and Wound Care

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 30-1 Performing a bacterial wound swab NEW

     

    Skill 30-2 Performing a wound dressing (title change)

    Yes

    Skill 30-3 Assessment, management and prevention of skin tears NEW

     

    Skill 30-4 Assessment for risk of pressure injury (title change)

    Yes

    Medication Administration

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 31-1 Administering oral medications

    Yes

    Skill 31-2 Administering nasal instillations

     

    Skill 31-3 Ophthalmic medication administration

     

    Skill 31-4 Vaginal medication administration

     

    Skill 31-5 Rectal medication administration

     

    Skill 31-6 Meter dose inhaled medication administration

     

    Skill 31-7 Preparing injections

     

    Skill 31-8 Administering injections

     

    Skill 31-9 Adding medications to intravenous fluid containers

    Yes

    Skill 31-10 Administering medications by intravenous bolus

    Yes

    Skill 31-11 Administering intravenous medications by piggyback, intermittent intravenous infusion sets, and mini-infusion pumps

    Yes

    Mobility and Immobility

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 33-1 Applying elastic stockings

     

    Skill 33-2 Positioning patients in bed

    Yes

    10 videos

    Skill 33-3 Transfer techniques

     

    Hygiene

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 34-1A Bathing a patient / Showering a patient

    Yes

    Skill 34-2 Perineal care

     

    Skill 34-3 Menstrual hygiene

     

    Skill 34-4 Administering a back rub

     

    Skill 34-5 Performing nail and foot care

     

    Skill 34-6 Providing oral hygiene

    Yes

    Skill 34-7 Performing mouth care for an unconscious or debilitated client

     

    Skill 34-8 Caring for the patient with contact lenses

     

    Skill 34-9 Making an occupied bed

     

    Nutrition

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 36-1 Inserting a small-bore nasoenteric tube for enteral feedings

     

    Skill 36-2 Administering enteral feedings via nasoenteric tubes

     

    Skill 36-3 Administering enteral feedings via gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube

     

    Bowel Elimination

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 37-1 Administering a prepared enema

     

    Skill 37-2 Pouching an ostomy

     

    Skill 37-3 Inserting and maintaining a nasogastric tube (for decompression)

     

    Urinary Elimination

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 38-1 Collecting midstream (clean-voided) urine specimen

     

    Skill 38-2 Inserting a straight or indwelling catheter

     

    Skill 38-3 Applying a sheath/condom drainage device (new title)

     

    Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid Balance

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 39-1 Initiating a peripheral intravenous infusion

     

    Skill 39-2 Regulating intravenous flow rate

    Yes

    Skill 39-3 Changing intravenous solution and infusion tubing

    Yes

    Skill 39-4 Changing a peripheral intravenous dressing

    Yes

    Skill 39-5 Subcutaneos infusion (hypodermoclysis) NEW

     

    Oxygenation

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 40-1 Pulse oximetry

     

    Skill 40-2 Suctioning

     

    Skill 40-3 Care of patients with chest tubes

     

    Skill 40-4 Applying a nasal cannula or oxygen mask

     

    Skill 40-5 Using home liquid oxygen equipment

     

    Skill 40-6 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    Yes

    Pain management

     

    OVERVIEW NEW

     

    Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment NEW

     

    Care of Surgical Patients

     

    OVERVIEW

     

    Skill 44-1 Demonstrating postoperative exercises

     

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