Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures

Take this reference to clinicals or on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 8th Edition presents 85 key skills in a convenient spiral-bound, A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why and how to use specific techniques. This edition adds coverage of two new skills. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this guide helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available as an eBook for use on hand-held devices!

Spiral Bound, 680 Pages

Published: April 2014

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-18741-1


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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  Automated External Defibrillator

    Skill 7 Bladder Volume Measurement
    Skill 8 Blood Administration 
    Skill 9 Blood Glucose Testing  NEW!
    Skill 10 Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation
    Skill 11 Blood Pressure: Automatic

    Skill 12 Central Venous Access Device Care: CVC, Ports
    Skill 13 Chest Tube Care
    Skill 14 Cold Applications
    Skill 15 Condom Catheter
    Skill 16 Continuous Passive Motion Machine
    Skill 17 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion

    Skill 18  Dressings: Dry and Moist-to-Dry,
    Skill 19  Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Alginate
    Skill 20  Dressings: Transparent

    Skill 21  Ear Drop Administration
    Skill 22 Ear Irrigations
    Skill 23 Enemas
    Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via  Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube  
    Skill 25 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasoenteric Feeding Tube
    Skill 26 Epidural Analgesia
    Skill 27 Eye Irrigation
    Skill 28 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment

    Skill 29 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility
    Skill 30 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally

    Skill 31 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets

    Skill 32 Incentive Spirometery
    Skill 33 Intradermal Injections
    Skill 34 Intramuscular Injections
    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 Patients

    Skill 42 Nail and Foot Care
    Skill 43 Nasoenteral Tube:  Placement and Irrigation
    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: Dressing Care, Discontinuation
    Skill 54 Peripheral Intravenous Insertion
    Skill 55  Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution
    Skill 56 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care
    Skill 57 Postoperative Exercises
    Skill 58 Pressure Bandages (Applying)  NEW!
    Skill 59 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
    Skill 60 Pressure Ulcer Treatment
    Skill 61 Pulse Oximetry

    Skill 62 Rectal Suppository Insertion
    Skill 63 Respiration Assessment
    Skill 64 Restraint Application
    Skill 65 Restraint-Free Environment

    Skill 66 Seizure Precautions
    Skill 67 Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings  
    Skill 68 Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, and Rotokenetic
    Skill 69 Sterile Gloving
    Skill 70 Sterile technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear
    Skill 71 Subcutaneous Injections
    Skill 72 Suctioning: Closed  (In-line)
    Skill 73 Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway
    Skill 74 Suprapubic Catheter Care
    Skill 75 Suture and Staple Removal

    Skill 76 Topical Skin Applications
    Skill 77 Tracheostomy Care

    Skill 78 Urinary Catheter Insertion
    Skill 79  Urinary Catheter: Care and Removal
    Skill 80 Urinary Catheter Irrigation
    Skill 81 Urinary Diversion: Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion

    Skill 82 Vaginal Instillations
    Skill 83 Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method

    Skill 84 Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson Pratt, Hemovac
    Skill 85 Wound Irrigation

    CDC Isolation Guidelines for Tier I and Tier II
    TJC Official Do Not Use list of Abbreviations [inside front cover]
    Preprocedure/Postprocedure Protocol [back page/inside back cover]


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