Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures

Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device!

Spiral Bound, 640 Pages

Published: May 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07454-4


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    Skill 1 Acapella Device
    Skill 2 Apical Radial Pulse
    Skill 3 Aquathermia and Heating Pads
    Skill 4 Aspiration Precautions
    Skill 5 Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)
    Skill 6 Automatic External Defibrillator

    Skill 7 Bladder Volume Measurement
    Skill 8 Blood Administration
    Skill 9 Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation
    Skill 10 Blood Pressure: Automatic

    Skill 11 Central Venous Access Device Care; CVC, Ports
    Skill 12 Chest Tube Care
    Skill13 Cold Applications
    Skill 14 Condom Catheter
    Skill 15 Continuous Passive motion Machine
    Skill 16 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion

    Skill 17 Dressings; Dry and Moist-to-Dry,
    Skill 18 Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Foam, or Absorption
    Skill 19 Dressings: Transparent

    Skill 20 Ear Drop Administration
    Skill 21 Ear Irrigations
    Skill 22 Enemas
    Skill 23 Enteral Nutrition via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube
    Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasogastric Feeding Tube
    Skill 25 Epidural Analgesia
    Skill 26 Eye Irrigation
    Skill 27 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment

    Skill 28 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility
    Skill 29 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally

    Skill 30 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets

    Skill 31 Incentive Spirometery
    Skill 32 Intradermal Injections
    Skill 33 Intramuscular Injections
    Skill 34 Intravenous Medications: Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluid Containers
    Skill 35 Intravenous Medications: Intermittent infusion sets and Mini-infusion Pumps
    Skill 36 Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus
    Skill 37 Isolation Precautions

    Skill 38 Mechanical Lifts
    Skill 39 Metered-Dose Inhalers
    Skill 40 Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)
    Skill 41 Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated clients

    Skill 42 Nail and Foot Care
    Skill 43 Nasoenteral Tube: Placement, Irrigation, and Removal
    Skill 44 Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal
    Skill 45 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

    Skill 46 Oral Medications
    Skill 47 Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration
    Skill 48 Ostomy Care (Pouching)
    Skill 49 Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar

    Skill 50 Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials
    Skill 51 Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe
    Skill 52 Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    Skill 53 Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution, Dressing Care
    Skill 54 Peripheral Intravenous Insertion.
    Skill 55 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care
    Skill 56 Postoperative Exercises
    Skill 57 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
    Skill 58 Pressure Ulcer Treatment
    Skill 59 Pulse Oximetry

    Skill 60 Rectal Suppository Insertion
    Skill 61 Respiration Assessment
    Skill 62 Restraint Application
    Skill 63 Restraint-Free Environment

    Skill 64 Seizure Precautions
    Skill 65 Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings
    Skill 66 Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, Rotokenetic
    Skill 67 Sterile Gloving
    Skill 68 Sterile technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear
    Skill 69 Subcutaneous Injections
    Skill 70 Suctioning: Closed (In-line)
    Skill 71 Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway
    Skill 72 Suprapubic Catheter Care
    Skill 73 Suture and Staple Removal

    Skill 74 Topical Skin Applications
    Skill 75 Tracheostomy Care

    Skill 76 Urinary Catheter: Indwelling, Straight, Care and Removal
    Skill 77 Urinary Catheter Irrigation
    Skill 78 Urinary Diversion: Maintaining a Continent Diversion
    Skill 79 Urinary Diversion, Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion

    Skill 80 Vaginal Instillations
    Skill 81 Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method

    Skill 82 Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson Pratt, Hemovac
    Skill 83Wound Irrigation

    Standard Protocol for All Nursing Interventions


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